Liberty and Claybrank Brook Loop Trail to Mount Chocorua is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Conway, NH that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
We went up the brook trail, and down Liberty. The trails, especially Brook, are terribly marked. We got lost/turned around 3x before reaching the summit. Last week there was a new tree down blocking the path. Had to do some true bushwhacking to get through. Definitely higher difficulty than other hikes around, but that's what makes it great. The views at the top make every struggle worth it. 360 degree views.
The beginning of the trail is what i would consider moderate hiking as described. The Alltrails description is not exactly accurate though. It is not 5.1m round trip. it is at lease 3,5miles from the parking lot located below the liberty trail. It is a pretty trail that runs along the brook for the first two miles of the trail. The last mile and a half are what i would call Difficult. It was very steep slippery rock faces and technical hiking. It also doesn't end at the tallest peak. still a very pretty view but i is another .25-.5 miles of very steep rocks to get to the peak. There were a lot of leaves on the ground an it had just rained so it was extra slippery and VERY poorly marked in many places.
Gorgeous hike, seeing the summit for the first time was breath taking.
This is not a hike for kids, it is a fairly grueling hike.
The trail has lots of steep/rocky inclines, we had to stop and rest multiple times while hiking it. There are some nice level parts or gentle slopes to the trail, so it's not all uphill hiking. The trail is well defined, we had no problems following it. It is a very beautiful trail to hike and well worth all the work.
Once you go past to the Cabin there are several steep/ rocky places you have to climb to gain the summit. The summit trail is marked with faded spray paint arrows and some cairns, so it is not as easy to discern where the summit trail is at times.
Great trail. Plan for 8 miles and plenty of h2o.
Hard. Not moderate compared to other moderate rated trails. I would recommend no kids under 10
Great hike! The liberty up and the brook down.
Went up Brook and down LIberty. Good choice. Brook is rugged and less well maintained but worth it because you follow a beautiful mountain stream most of the way with lovely pools and waterfalls. Yellow blazes are fading so you need to pay attention. Very good "middle earth" feel to the hike. Great views from the top despite clouds. LIbery is a lovely descent, better maintained and easier. Took us about 5 hours and it is definitely over 8 miles, not the 6.2 that AllTrails claims. Great hike. Really worth it if you are in descent sharpe.
Awesome hike. be advised, there are not many flat areas on trail. You are climbing through most of 8 miles. I took my wife who has minimal hiking experience and she was not able to summit. I did not want to leaver her and summit. we will be back once she gains more experience!
Great trail. The cabin is cool to see. I think it's haunted as our dog refused to go inside and cried the whole time I was inside. Made a loop with Brook Trail after going to the summit.
Made a loop with Liberty Trail. Up Liberty and down Brook. Was a nice trail. Very slick in parts but it was the day after it had rained. Not well marked in areas that could have used more marking and over marked in areas that didn't need as much.
Took Liberty up to the summit and came down Brook. Great hike. Brook was a tough descent because of the wet rocks. It was the day after rain, made for some really slick spots. Mostly coming down Brook and once going up Liberty after the cabin.
I think the cabin is haunted. Our dog refused to go inside and cried the whole time I was inside.
The fog and mist made for an interesting summit.
Can't wait to try some of the other trails up Chocurua.
8.5 from the Liberty trailhead at the Pagaus Road parking to the summit and back to the parking lot via Brook Trail to an old road. Did it in around 4-4.5 hours.
Great views! Great hike despite the snow and ice cover!
It was not easy that's for sure! Took 2 other people with me because it said easy NOT! It was a nice hike though.
Woodsy trail along the brook. Agree with David that not well marked near the rock face top and took a while to find the blaze but gorgeous from the summit!