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I prefer blue up and yellow down. It takes about an hour to go up and an hour down, if you don't take many breaks. Blue is steep but it's nice to get up there quickly. and this is a perfect mountain for sunrise hikes because it's not a long hike up

Definitely not “easy” more moderate than anything else. Great trail, well marked.

1 day ago

Hiked it again today. Went up Blue and down Orange. Steep going up but definitely glad it was shorter than yellow with the steepness. Orange was challenging going down but not as bad as going down Blue.

1 day ago

It was amazing when you get to the top.

Gorgeous views with a lovely breeze at the top. Took 3 kids 2 adults and a puppy a little over an hour to summit. Steep to start but a good moderate hike.

Great trail for kids. Well marked and maintained trails with pretty scenery.

48 years at the lake and never did this until today!! Going up Qual trail is at times a bit tough! I’m not an avid hiker by any means!! Not much to see at the top, but coming down lakeside trail, the views are spectacular!! It took a total 1 hour top to bottom!! Well worth it!!

Hiked orange trail up with three kids(13,11&10 yrs). This was their first real hike. it was steep enough to get a little winded and make your legs shakey but completely doable It took us a good 1hour 30 minutes to summit. Beautiful views of the lake. On the way down we took yellow trail. great hike

Lake, Mountain View’s, beach, river, historic mill and railroad features with placards showing historic pics. The trailhead and public bathrooms are right in Wolfeboro town. Stop there for lunch after. Wow

9 days ago

Great, well marked trail but don’t let the rating fool you! Almost immediately, we went straight up and it did not relent until we reached the top! We followed red to the top. Coming down was also well marked and groomed. We followed orange down to the 2nd white junction and hung a left to head down white. White took us to a dirt road we took a left on that and we walked the road the rest of the way to our car! (The road was easy) I would say this aired on the side of moderate!

9 days ago

Nice hike and great view of the lake on Lakeview Trail after a 15 min. ascent.

mountain biking
10 days ago

My wife and I enjoyed the views along this trail. it is beautifully maintained. However the trail has been expanded and now covers the distance from Wolfeboro, NH to Wakefield, NH; a distance of 12 miles. We started at the trailhead at the old historic Depot in Wolfsboro which also houses the Chamber of Commerce. There is plenty of parking at this location. Our only caution is to use extreme care when crossing the rails with the bikes as the bike tires slide easily making a large potential for injuries. Have fun it is a gorgeous ride.

rock climbing
11 days ago

Fun walk. Short scramble at the top on they way down was a nice surprise

Super fun little hike. I’ve done it a few times and each time and it seems to be more fun than I remember. Just this past weekend I hiked it after a heavy rain. The run-off only added to the enjoyment. (The lack of people due to the rain certainly didn’t hurt either.) Take the dog on this one. They’ll love you for it. One very active, high strung puppy slept all the way home.

we went up through Brook trail(yellow) and came down on boulder loop(orange). Our way up was moderate, there were lot of water streams and small falls that actually made climb tricky as the trail got slippery at some points.

Boulder loop was one of toughest descents we have ever been to. Lots of rocks and steep climbs. I suggest carrying an extra pack of socks just in case your socks get drenched in water!

15 days ago

fun hike with a short climb. great views from granite ledge. quiet. trails are being added for longer distances. mostly wooded.

My daughters first mountain hike. It was a great hike :)

Great day hike. Amazing views of Alton Bay and Lake Winnipesaukee

Quick up and down! Great for a hike that is moderately challenging but doesn't take long

23 days ago

Nicely maintained trails, great birds and beautiful nature scenes

Great hike...great look at the lakes

29 days ago

typical Bellknap range hike, easy to moderate effort for great views.

I had fun! Went up Main Trail (Blue) and down Brook Trail (Yellow). The final ascent on Blue is steep, exposed rock face. I had my sticky trail running shoes, so that made the climb easier. The Yellow is easier on the knees coming down, but definitely longer. Went the morning before thunderstorms were scheduled to roll in, so trails were not heavily trafficked. In wet weather, the Yellow trail down was a better choice - rocks get slippery when wet! I'm an average dayhiker and pushed my ascent pace to beat the weather; took me about 1 h 45 min for the whole loop including a five minute break at the top. Folks who don't hike a lot or who are hiking with little ones will probably need to budget more time.

29 days ago

Nice and very easy trail, slight incline that gets you up the hill. Beautiful lake view! Completed the loop in less than 1.5 hours in a very relaxed pace with some stops on the way.

29 days ago

I love to do hikes alone but sometimes get a little nervous when it is not marked well. No problems with that on this trail, very well marked! Bring some empty containers in case you time it right with the wild blueberries. Still some small ones at the top but definitely at the end of their season.

Great trail! Amazing views! Still dealing with ignorant people with their dogs off the leash. Wish something will get done about this. I wish people would start thinking of other people, it’s a shame! I will be doing this trail again for sure! My wife got bit two years ago because of this, so that’s why it bothers me so much.

Trails are well marked. Cornerstone Loop had a couple large trees down across the path, but nothing you can't step over. Great hike for kids (mine are 4.5 and 2.5). The map at the board is very faded, so don't be surprised if you take a fork you don't mean to--luckily, arrows back to the parking lot are posted along the way at important junctions.

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