Potash Mountain is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Conway, NH. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
Was unable to cross the river today, water was too high and rocks were slick. Will try again soon.
Beautiful hike...great trail across a river bed...nice upward hike through the woods....vein fed path lovely, turned into a nice steep climb with a great clearing. Then on to the top. A nice climb not too hard really got you breathing . Nice sights.Well worth the short hike.
This was a great trail to do on a sunny day. The trail shares the same entrance/parking as Mt Hedgehog and UNH trail. We only got a little hesitant at the first river crossing as we were talking too much . It's very easy and straight forward to follow trail. At 1.7 miles according to my GPS we came to a great overlook. The summit was fabulous for views a 360 degree photo opportunities. My wife and I loved this trail.
Did this trail with a friend for her first summit.
Starts moderately with a stream crossing. Then climbs gently for a while before a steeper incline to a nice view. After another incline there's some scrambling to the top.
This hike offers outstanding views for the relatively short mileage.
Definitely recommend this hike for all skill levels.
I hiked this with my 13y old son and friends. This was our first real climb and I would say it was enjoyable and perfect for our first mountain. Nice well marked trail. There is a fun river crossing early on. A little more than halfway up there is a rewarding lookout off one side off the mountain that inspires you to keep on hiking the top. We climbed the rest of the way to an even more spectacular view. Unobstructed mountain views in almost every direction from the top. Lots of flat rock up there to sit and take it all in. I'm looking forward to taking my younger kids up this one.
Did Mt Potash today with a friend who has done it before. I wouldn't say it was easy, maybe moderate. My GPS said we did 3.53 miles. That might be because if it loses signal in the forest, it doesn't log the distance. It rained hard this morning but fortunately cleared up as we pulled into the parking area. couple things to note: there's a boulder stream crossing towards the beginning and more importantly, if it's wet, the upper rock faces are very slippery!! Great hike though.
Loved this hike! Good for a half day excursion.
Beautiful well marked trail. Fairly easy hike. Amazing views from the top.
Trail is in great shape, and the view spectacular.
I hiked this low peak in July 2014 and really enjoyed it. The crossing of Downes Brook in the beginning of the hike can be very intimidating and challenging in high water; I was forced to turn back because of this earlier that June. Be sure to take caution when crossing, using trekking poles for balancing along the often-slippery rocks. After Downes Brook, the trail is moderately steep, climbing through a gorgeous hemlock forest until reaching open ledges about 1.8 miles up. I counted 147 out-of-bloom Pink Lady's Slippers along the way up; I'll bet in spring this hike is even more fantastic with the splashes of pink and white along the trail. The open ledges toward the summit are a bit steep, climbing up at an incline until the true summit, with a spectacular panorama of the Swift River Valley, is achieved. Bondcliff, Mt. Bond and West Bond are easily visible ftom the top; so is nearby Mt. Hedgehog. This is a hike I would do again in a heartbeat.
A nice easy climb to nice views of surrounding larger mountains. A good moderate snowshoe in the winter.