Skatutakee and Thumb Mountains

MODERATE 10 reviews

Skatutakee and Thumb Mountains is a 4.9 mile loop trail located near Hancock, NH and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles 948 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

Nice loop. Vigorous in a few spots with some nice elevation. But overall, pretty moderate hike. Rocky and lots of foliage in some areas, and a couple of nice vistas with a view. Heavily forested. Took me about 2.5 hours for full loop + Thumbs Up trail to vista. Recommended hike. I took my hiking poles and was glad I had them in a couple of steep spots. Enjoy!

27 days ago

Getting there was a little confusing. The directions say to pull off to the side of the road and walk. Well the trails actually start at the Harris center! So just drive there and there's plenty of parking. Very nice hike the views were incredible with the foliage. Would do it again :-)

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike! Something that's not on the detail description but trailhead is at the Harris Center.

Great loop for all levels. It's a fairly level trail for an afternoon hike. All trails are marked well. Great views of mount monadnock at both peaks.

Highly recommend this hike, was very beautiful with the foliage.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice loop. Vigorous in a few spots with some nice elevation. But overall, pretty moderate hike. Rocky and lots of foliage in some areas, and a couple of nice vistas with a view. Heavily forested. Took me about 2.5 hours for full loop + Thumbs Up trail to vista. Recommended hike. I took my hiking poles and was glad I had them in a couple of steep spots. Enjoy!

5 months ago

Beautiful view!
Nice breeze with little to no bugs.
Long hike in from Cadot trail 6.5 miles up Skatutakee then linking over to Thumbs up trail...:)

hiking
5 months ago

Gorgeous views and superbly signaled. Great exercise but not too hard and not too easy either. Just right for a regular hike.

hiking
5 months ago

The forest trail was exceptionally buggy even for this dry years. Probably best to go in Spring or in Autumn after first freeze.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike. Missed the turnoff for Thumb Mountain so didn't do the little bit, just the loop. Was about 5.75 miles, though, even without that extra .6 miles (according to the map.)

Directions given on here not correct. You need to take Kings Hwy and start from the Harris Center.

Dog friendly.

7 months ago

9 months ago

This is a great hike. You can hike up to the summit of Thumb Mountain, and from there take a short hike over to the top of Skatutakee Mountain. Exceptional views and minimal work. Highly recommend.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy for the most part. Very scenic.