UNH Trail to Hedgehog Mountain

MODERATE 27 reviews

UNH Trail to Hedgehog Mountain is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Conway, NH that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until November.

4.6 miles 1474 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

forest

views

wildlife

15 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Yellow blazes could've better marked. Other than that, awesome payoff for relatively easy hike. Great for dogs, older folks, kids, beginners. Many great views along the way. Few hazards, easy to get to, parking lot with $3 self pay fee, would definitely do again!

hiking
24 days ago

Took clockwise trail up. Great views from the ledge and summit!

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail. Use the east side of the loop when ascending. You'll want to linger at the ledges, where the view is much better, rather than at the summit. The climb is mild and great for younger kids. You could descend the east loop without summiting and it would be a great family hike.

Slight descent from the ledges and then a steeper ascent to the summit. The descent on the west loop is very steep. Look for a nice view of mt Washington as you descend.

All in all the view is fantastic for the rather moderate effort.

hiking
1 month ago

We did the loop counterclockwise and got lost a few times because there were not enough signs along the trail. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the spectacular views from the summit. Great workout as well!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of cool ledges with great views. Trail markers hard to follow at times. I would recommend ascending from the east.

hiking
1 month ago

Unbelievable views of fall foliage, great family hike!

3 months ago

fantastic hike the views are fantastic. this would be a great hike in foliage.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike ,great views, a nice workout for sure...

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike, but quite long for the height of the peak. The East ledges are by far the best part.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome hike, you do need to be in decent shape. A lot of literature said it was a good beginner hike but we (being in less than perfect shape) definitely struggled at times. Biggest thing I'll say that hasn't already been said, fear of heights will be a problem for some. My fiance is deathly afraid of heights and there's points where you will be just a few feet away from very steep drops in excess of 50 feet. I guess that's how ledges work.. Took us about 3 hours even with 2-3 small breaks.

6 months ago

Easy hike with a great view. I feel like the shelf view is actually better than the top though.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike. Easy to follow trail. Beautiful views.

hiking
6 months ago

Great views at the backside of Mt. Chocorua and Passaconaway.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely amazing

11 months ago

1 year ago

Loved this trail!

hiking
1 year ago

Great hike! Competed in 3 hours flat. Definitely recommend doing the loop counter clockwise (as others have stated). Amazing views via the east ledges on the way up, wonderful terrain throughout, incredible rock structures near the summit. A little hard to follow the trail at times in the fall, but all and all a spectacular mid-day hike that allows time for morning and evening activities on either side.