Black Cap Trail

EASY 41 reviews
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Black Cap Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Conway, NH that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles 675 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

One of the most popular short hikes in the White Mountains, this relatively easy hike is blazed in red and offers excellent views of the White Mountains and the Presidential Range. This Preserve is managed by The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire, and is an excellent place for walking, hunting, and observing wildlife. Camping, fires or wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the preserve, and all dogs must be on a leash. For more information and a trail map, visit: www.nature.org/newhampshire/greenhills

22 days ago

a very "user friendly" and enjoyable trail. It gets a little rocky up top, but that's half the fun! Great for the experienced and inexperienced. Overall, it's a 5* trail.

25 days ago

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26 days ago

I am totally out of shape (wait, round is a shape right?), so i didn't think this was easy. It was rocky and a bit steep at times, but a great hike for all levels. The views at the top are spectacular!!

1 month ago

Worth every step !

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike ...wide trails..nice view...

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great trail for any skill level. We hiked this with our 15, 13, and 9 year old sons. Great view and open space at the top... A little slick at the top as there was a 15-20 minute rain shower.

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1 month ago

This is a pretty easy hike. Great views from the top. I have taken a lot of people up here.

1 month ago

Fun hike, good for kids, amazing views at the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of families hiking this trail on a sunny summer day. The views are truly incredible for such little effort. Trail is steep at times, but very doable. Took us an hour up and about 40 minutes down (and that was carrying a toddler) bring water and a snack for the top. Fun rocky summit to explore.

1 month ago

Great "bang for the buck," not a lot of effort for amazing views.

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2 months ago

Great hike with rewarding views of surrounding mountains, including Mt. Washington. A bit more difficult than I imagined given the ratings and reviews. But kids ages 6 to 11 had no problem and enjoyed it! About 1 to 1.5 hours in and out. Fun car ride, too!

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2 months ago

Nice easy trail with dogs and kids. 2 options to get to top (one less rocky). Great views at top.

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2 months ago

Quick easy hike with the family. Has some nice views of the surrounding mountains. There was a few people at the top painting pictures of the view. Lot of traffic through there.

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2 months ago

Very easy trail! Went up with a 3 and 4 year old and they did great.

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2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Fun hike!!!

2 months ago

Fun hike!

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2 months ago

Family favorite.

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2 months ago

Great views from the top!