Mount Sunapee, Andrew Brook Trail

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Mount Sunapee, Andrew Brook Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Newbury, NH and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October.

3.7 miles 1264 feet Out & Back

hiking

15 days ago

Solitude lake and the cliffs were great. Hiked to the summit but hitting a road at the ski resort took something away from the hike

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great fall hike to lake solitude with our dog! Two miles up and then a little extra to get to the white cliffs viewpoint -- absolutely gorgeous.

2 months ago

Great moderate hike. Solitude is just a beautiful sight any season

2 months ago

Trail is maintained very well and the hike only took a few hours with view stops. Summit was cloudy so I shall return!

hiking
3 months ago

Love this trail, great for all, just make sure if you are hiking with kids you leave plenty of time to hike!

camping
3 months ago

4 months ago

Loved this trail. Lake Solitude from the white cliffs was absolutely worth it. After the white cliffs the trails wrangles around to the ski slope side. Nothing really to see over there except a glimpse of Lake Sunapee from the ski slopes. Not worth the extra 2 miles there and back.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! I live in suburban Boston and this hike is great for a quick day trip. It was amazing to come to the top and see the lake. Once you hit the base of the pond, keep to the right to get to the top of the cliff where there is an amazing view. I would recommend this to low experienced hikers.

hiking
6 months ago

A fun and quick hike. Loved Lake Solitude. Easy to follow trail; well marked, well maintained and well defined. The summit of Sunapee, which is actually the ski lodge, is kind of a disappointment. Really no need to go past the overlook, that looks down onto solitude, unless looking to add distance to the hike.

It was cool walking through the section of the maple lines and there are quite a few brook crosses.

hiking
6 months ago

Great easy day hike with dogs. Plan to see many, many dogs. Lots of water for them to tear around in, but also get nice and gross...

hiking
7 months ago

This is one of our favorite day hikes in NH. Not too difficult and Lake Solitude is beautiful. See photos below...
http://www.trailsunblazed.com/lake-solitude/

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Easter Sunday 2016. Trail was dry most of the way to Lake Solitude. Bare booted all the way. Mostly rocks, roots, & mud. Just a few patches of ice. Great day 55 degrees and sunny. Awesome lunch lakeside.

1 year ago

Super

camping
1 year ago

Rocky with many roots but a rewarding view at the top. Great for families, my kids loved it and saw many families on the trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice hike. Dense forest from the get go all the way to the summit. Terrain consisted of roots, rocks and some downed logs. The trail was pretty well marked with Red paint symbols on the way up. Did it on a Thursday (Mid August) morning around 9 am and only saw 2 other sets of hikers the whole time, so it was nice and peaceful.

1 year ago

Great hike with streams and great pond with ledges overlooking the pond

hiking
1 year ago

This trail begins at a small parking area (8-10 cars, with overflow on the road-side) on Mountain Road in Newbury, NH 1.2 miles south of Rte. 130 and follows Andrew Brook 1.9 mi. up to Lake Solitude. This is a beautiful, secluded lake over which there is a spectacular view achieved by following the trail around the south-eastern shore to the Newbury Trail .1 mi further; bearing left on the Newbury Trail the trail ascends to the White Ledges providing a stunning overlook of the lake and views to the southeast of Sunapee. (There is one point just before the ascent to White Ledges where there is an unmarked trail going right; it was unclear to us where this trail went since it did not appear on any maps we consulted.) From White Ledges, the Solitude Trail bears westerly along the ridge to the summit of Sunapee where there are wonderful views from the summit lodge decks, over the ski slopes and Lake Sunapee extending north into the White Mountains, west into the Green Mountains, south to Monadnock and northeast to Kearsarge. Did this trail late spring (June 6, 2015): the brook was running gently along the trail for most of the way, providing a peaceful backdrop to the morning birdsong. The trail passes through a stand of magnificent old birch trees with gnarled roots. It was a surprisingly forgiving "moderate" trail with some steep spots, quite wet with multiple brook crossings and a muddy section towards the lake. Many wildflowers in bloom. Had a lot of company on the trail which was pleasant; dogs, families, couples, anglers. The round-trip to the summit (about 6.2 mi.) took me 6 hours at a very relaxed pace: I stopped a lot to photograph the flowers and views. A really great day on a really great trail!