Moat Mountain Mineral Site is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Conway, NH that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.
A fun and easy hike with a great waterfall at the end. Be careful for Mountain Bikers.
Ok hike, signs are a little confusing so I stayed on the 379 trail I think just in and back out. I'm not from this area and didn't want to get lost.
Signage was confusing.
Never saw the falls.
Great trail enjoyed by my Father and I
A great relaxing walk in the woods. The Old high school trail loops back to the road for a 3.3 mile hike/walk. Didnt go to mineral site this time.
We enjoyed this but went in the off season which meant a 1.2 mile hike from the middle of high street road to the trail head. If we could have driven to the trail head, would have given 5 stars. The hike was relaxing and easy for us and our 3 month old pup. We did not make it to the mines but did what is called the high school loop (2.1) miles. We would have spent more time finding the actual mine site if we hadn't spent 1.2 miles getting to trail head.
Easy. Couldn't find the falls. The kids liked it a lot. Very hot day out hard to keep going.
A short drive from the White Mountain highway into the deep woods leads to the parking lot and trail head of Moat Mountain. There is a 1 mile hike leading to the mineral collection site. A fresh breeze of pine needles and water that lingers the whole way there and back is a special treat that you will encounter. It almost reminded me of walking through the woods of a nice beach. There are lots of shiny granite rocks and small pieces of quartz throughout the whole area, especially next to the lake that's before Moat. The mineral site has large rocks with pieces of smoky quartz crystals inside them. We didn't really find many pieces of smoky quartz because it seems that the area has been over~mined. But if one climbs to the steeper areas they may find some pieces on the stones there. Bring a chisel, hammer, and something to store the pieces in and have fun. (bug spray would be good, to keep the many mosquitos from attacking)
Great fun hiking ,got fooled the first time there and parked at the first spot,good hiking but not the mineral spot.Libby and I took a couple of my grandkids and found some interesting rocks but looks pretty well picked over good place to explore anyway.
Started too late in the day (2:30p) and covered only half the distance to the mineral site. It is a nice easy hike. Watch for hidden roots and slippery leaves on the trail in the fall.
I hiked this on 5-26-12. It's a great starter hike with a great Waterfall at the end.