Mount Sunapee Summit

MODERATE 12 reviews

Mount Sunapee Summit is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newbury, NH that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles 1543 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

snow

A beautiful view of Lake Solitude!

hiking
3 months ago

Def worth trying, esp for a 1/2 day outing. Took my dog and we didn't see one person on the way up (on a Weds morning). Met one person at top that just finished monadnock trail (50 miles in 5 days--cool!) The people we saw on the way down were very dog friendly. I had to put him on leash from parking lot to trail start, but after that it was freedom. Prob different on a weekend. Very friendly place and staff at trail head.

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I gave this a four. It was not my favorite hike, the trail is often very narrow and can't walk through without brushing vegetation out of the way. Combined with the horse flies, I don't know if I recommend it to friends.

Why the four star then? Bathrooms at the trailhead, a gorgeous view and a nice shady place to sit (under cover for weather too) at the summit. I'm glad we hiked it, but I don't think I'll go again.

hiking
7 months ago

I enjoyed this hike a lot. The first mile was pretty easy as you slowly incline. The second mile was when the incline got a lot steeper but wasn't difficult as it was like steps with the tree roots and rocks. I went on a really nice 70 degree weather day and didn't see a single person hiking up or down, which was odd but peaceful. I saw a couple people at the summit. Views were absolutely beautiful.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Easy and pretty little hike. Nice places for picnics at the top, around the lake, which looks pristine and is stocked for people who like to fish. Quite a few friendly dogs on the trail. We saw an elaborate set of plastic pipes for sugar maple harvesting near the bottom, which was very cool.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Nice hike
up hill all the way, more like stairs with all the rocks and tree roots
Well worth the hike

hiking
1 year ago

2 years ago

Simply breathtaking. A little piece of heaven.

hiking
3 years ago

Really nice views from the top of the ledges overlooking Lake Solitude on your way to the top of Mt Sunapee... or maybe just your original destination.

3 years ago

This is a great spot! The white ledges look out over lake solitude - it's beautiful!