U.N.H. Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waterville Valley, NH that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing.
Trail strarts level and then turns and begins to climb at moderate grades. I turned rt up the west end of the loop and proceded up to Allen Ledge which was a short steep climb off the main trail to a ledge with nice views to the NE. The trail then steepens and gets rougher with lots of rocks and roots. It climbs less gradually toward the top. with nice views toward Carrigan and Mt Washington looking back. Summit ledges has views from Carter Wildcat past the closeup of Passaconway and further west and northwest. Trail drops steeply and rough with drops over ledge steps. After a rapid descent it levels a bit through nice woods at the base of cliffs and then climbs to the East ledges with nice views and lots of room to sit and enjoy a bit of lunch. The trail exits the ledge alonga arrow trail at the very edge of vertical drops in a couple of places. Then descending moderately then crosses a brook an then climbs to the junction with the west loop section and descends gradually to the level section and back to the parking area. Nice trail with some challenging areas. Not a good choice when wet or icy. Makes a great snowhoe when there is plenty of snow to cover over the rougher areas.