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I have done this hike in the summer and was my first winter hike! The red blaze trail markings were great and always visible. The trail was covered in places up to knee height and other places nothing over your boot. The rocks under the snow have a thick covering of ice which makes it deceptive. I used crampons coming down. The trail has previous footprints so I didn’t use my snowshoes but probably would not of hurt to of had them on in some spots. The summit was clear but extremely windy and cold so didn’t hang out long. But soon as you get less than 25 feet down no wind. I would recommend putting your layers on right before entering the summit so you don’t have to fumble with it in those high winds. The day however was beautiful out and the trail going down was way easier to do in the snow then in the summer!! No rocks to walk over and if you slip it’s like landing on a cold pillow lol

Super easy hike. Did this with my daughter and puppy. Great views and easily done in an afternoon.

on Peary Mountain

hiking
1 month ago

I was disappointed because due to logging, this trail is a mess and not marked well at all. It's so easy to get off course and follow the wrong path.

I liked the hike. I'm not a hiker, I go for the exercise and to take photos. I'm not in shape and was huffing and puffing before I got to the summit. While overall easy, there are lots of roots and stones on the paths. If you have any balance issues I'd suggest sticking to the Hedgehog and Soule Trails. I did get turned around at one point and missed a turn somehow so ended going down the wrong path. With AllTrails map I was able to find my way back easy enough. I enjoyed myself.

on Peary Mountain

2 months ago

Not the best marked trail but beautiful

great short hike. my husband and I were up and back in an hour. great views. we kind of got confused because as I checked gps as we climbed we were not showing up on the trail, but it could be that my gps is off. however following the trail back down we gradually converged with the trail shown on the map. i think there might be an error in where the trail is drawn on the map.

Do yourself a favor and stop before you get to the top. The way up is beautiful, with expansive views, though the top is a mess of radio towers and cables.

Nice little hike. The trails are wide and well groomed. Perfect little place to get some fresh air that’s close to home. Not challenging at all, but pleasant.

3 months ago

Fun family hike, good steep climb.

great views for a little effort

September 1st 2018. was a perfect day to go hiking we went on this hike. trail os well marked just about did all of the trails. I enjoyed it.

Seem good

We hiked this trail on 8/25/18 with our dog. It’s a short hike to the top with great view of several local lakes. Definitely recommend the entire summit loop-the back side of the mountain is a bit more of a challenge but overall a fairly easy hike.

Love these trails. Well maintained with nice views. Can sometimes be crowded.

hiking
3 months ago

Have hiked this mountain several times!!! Love the new Sherwood Libby Trail on the Limington side of the mountain, its in the woods and you go by several rock walls. This is a a newer trail and it's very easy to follow, marked really good. Not a great view at the top but overall a nice hike.

nature trips
3 months ago

Not my favorite hike. It was mostly wooded and more of a nature walk than a hike (nice but not what I was expecting). The views at the peak were limited but pretty. Might hike again someday to check out the waterfall and explore a little more. I wouldn’t recommend this trail for running as the trail has lots of little rocks.

Accurately rated as easy, though there are a few steep points where old pups or people with weak knees might struggle. Beautiful lookout points. The whole loop-de-loop that AllTrails lays out here took us just under two hours, including short stops to take in the views.

This was a really pretty trail. Well marked trail with flower/plant photos. There are areas that are steep so having a trekking pole is helpful if you tend to have some unsteadiness. Really is for different skill levels. My husband and my 2 teenage boys and 8 year old all made it challenging for themselves.

Enjoyable hike but not much variety to it or views. Did find a bunch of different kinds of mushroom on the path and saw the occasional chipmunk and toads.

living near the base of this mountain I find it one of my favorite trails to hike.

Ran this with Rick Collins for spartan race training. Perfect for this!!
Tried taking kids and dog up and it was boring. It’s Jeep road with nothing to see. Until you get to the fire tower and that’s locked.

Over all it’s great because it’s good exercise and close by

hiking
4 months ago

Not good mark but very nice view on top.

Great trail! Easy to find and plenty of parking. The trails are well marked and the views were beautiful!

great views, good exercise.

A solid hike

hiking
5 months ago

From the beginning to the second stream crossing the hike was very moderate. The bridge at the second stream crossing is in need of some major TLC - as I observed gaping holes in between the floor boards of the bridge due to harsh weather conditions, rotting and continued use. After crossing the bridge, the real hike up began. It was a steady incline with a few leveled out areas so that I could catch my breathe and rest for a minute. Once at the main summit the views of the Saco Valley and the White Mountains were spectacular. On the ledge just west of the summit I could identify Abbott, Hussey and Fort Ridge mountains to the South, the Ossipee mountains to the Southwest and the Presidentials to the Northwest. The old fire tower was in good condition. The bench mark, summit sign and memorial plaque were all in good shape - no signs of vandalism. My wife ate from numerous blueberry and raspberry bushes while at the summit (she said the blueberries were very sweet). The hike up for the faster part of my family was 1hr, 10 minutes. For me and my youngest son it was 1hr, 30 minutes. It took me a little over an hour to get down, and my sons 50 minutes. On the way up and down there are barely any views due to tree cover. Overall it was a great hike for me and my family. I would put 5 stars for this, but that 2nd stream crossing bridge needs to be replaced or repaired.

Went today with my husband, two kids (11 and 13 year olds) and our dog. We as a family go multiple times a summer to these trails. Love this hike. Wonderful day, hot at the top but so worth it.

Great hike with 9 year old, 6 year old, and dog. Took the Boys Chase Loop up to the summit. Awesome payoffs along the way for such a reasonable hike. Would recommend it to anyone with kids.

We did the Bob Chase trail for an easy 1.5 mile quick hike. If you’re short on time, it’s a well marked trail, very pretty through beech and birch forest with beautiful views and wild Blueberries at the summit.

Beautiful quick hike

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