Mount Sunapee State Park is a major recreation area in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region offering year-round activities. In the winter, alpine skiing is available at Mt. Sunapee Resort, owned by the state of New Hampshire and managed by the Okemo Mountain Resort. The 4,085 acre lake at Mt.Sunapee State Park Beach is an ideal spot for family and group outings. A boat launch is available with some restrictions. Situated about a mile from the beach, the campground offers lean-to and platform sites for family camping in a natural setting.

Amazing. Rough going up, super easy coming down.

29 days ago

I had been wanting to hike Mount Sunapee for quite some time and finally decided to trek it alone on a September day during the week. The trail was fantastic. Very well maintained and a nice gradual climb. I gave this hike a 3 because considering the length of time and effort it took to get to the summit, I was very disappointed with the views. This is mostly because I’ve hiked a ton of mountains that are moderate 3-4 miles round trip with 5 Star summits. This was not one of them. I was so disappointed I didn’t even take pictures. I will say, however, the staff at Sunappee are super nice and the adventure course looks cool!!

Solid workout, decent variety of terrain, great views (gotta find them but they are there).

Excellent hike! Great for young kids too. Very well marked and trail is maintained very well. If you continue on to Lake Solitude once you reach the summit, you are in for a real treat.

3 months ago

This trail had good terrain, had many blazes, and some of the best views i have seen. if youre in the area its a must hike.

6 months ago

4/22/18 Trail conditions were still snowy, some mud but not too bad. It took 90 minutes up at a steady pace. Not a difficult hike but will definitely get your heart pumping. The last mile or so gets pretty steep and somewhat slippery. Would’ve benefited from micro spikes or hiking poles. We brought our boards and skis up and skied down Ridge Run which was completely snow covered. We saw numerous other peopling skinning up the trail.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Great fall foliage hike! 2 miles up took about an hour and a half. Beautiful view of the lakes and trees from the top. We ran back down the ski slopes took about 40 minutes. The doggie loved it. No streams so carry water for the puppers.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Loved the hike - and lake solitude. Serene, peaceful.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Nice hike up to summit the other day. Nothing too strenuous but a good work out. Rainy day so no views at top, or people so the trade off was nice. Close too home I'll be doing again.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Great hike!! Took Summit Trail starting at adventure park. Good trail and rate of ascent. The top is a bit more steep with more roots. Nice view of the lake at the top.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Great hike! We took the summit trail from the base. At the summit, we hiked another mile on the Lake Solitude trail. Round trip..about 3 hours including time to stop for lunch.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

First hike in many years, and I'm a little sore today! Narrow trail with rocks and roots. Like climbing stairs all the way to the top. 2 hrs up, quick lunch and pics then down in little more than an hour. Quiet trail, saw only few other hikers.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Have you ever had a trail day where nothing goes right? I had one on Sunapee.

Hiked with both my 5 and 9 year old. This trail in my opinion is on the upper level of moderate. Both children struggled in both duration and difficulty but persevered nonetheless. I had budgeted about an hour and 45 mins to summit based on other reviews and recordings. It took us 2 hrs 45 mins. I dont think it would have been an issue for more expeeienced hikers and I'm including myself in the I inexperienced camp.

Because of our time crunch we didnt spend much time on the summit but from what I saw there wasnt much to speak of due to tree cover. I could be wrong. We didnt look for a vista. Thankfully the ski lift was open and we were offered a free trip down. Which was a life saver because we had a dinner date we would have missed had we descended the trail by foot. This was the best part of the outing.

I should be thankful one thing went in our favor.

This was the second peak we attempted for NH's "Golden Triangle" Sunapee, Kearsarge, and Cardigan. A feat few attempt and even less accomplish.

In all honesty there is no such thing as "NH's Golden Triangle". I made that up to feel better about hiking a useless mountain.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Easy to navigate and gradual climb to the summit under an almost consistent canopy of trees makes for a nice walk in the woods. If you have a dog be careful about hydration, streams were almost non-existent.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Little challenging in places, but a gorgeous view awaits at the top. This one was great for our pup (a mastiff)!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This trail was fun and relatively easy. It did get pretty rocky at some points and there were a lot of exposed roots so I would definitely recommend wearing hiking boots. It only got a little steep close to the top. The views at the top were amazing! I just wish the trail was marked better in a few spots, but for the most part it was easy to follow.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Such a great hike went on a Thursday and saw 1 guy and his dog. So peaceful and so many different types of terrain Wish I lived closer Perfect for a half day hike.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Incredible view and great hike

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

I gave this a four. It was not my favorite hike, the trail is often very narrow and can't walk through without brushing vegetation out of the way. Combined with the horse flies, I don't know if I recommend it to friends.

Why the four star then? Bathrooms at the trailhead, a gorgeous view and a nice shady place to sit (under cover for weather too) at the summit. I'm glad we hiked it, but I don't think I'll go again.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

I enjoyed this hike a lot. The first mile was pretty easy as you slowly incline. The second mile was when the incline got a lot steeper but wasn't difficult as it was like steps with the tree roots and rocks. I went on a really nice 70 degree weather day and didn't see a single person hiking up or down, which was odd but peaceful. I saw a couple people at the summit. Views were absolutely beautiful.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Easy and pretty little hike. Nice places for picnics at the top, around the lake, which looks pristine and is stocked for people who like to fish. Quite a few friendly dogs on the trail. We saw an elaborate set of plastic pipes for sugar maple harvesting near the bottom, which was very cool.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nice hike
up hill all the way, more like stairs with all the rocks and tree roots
Well worth the hike

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Simply breathtaking. A little piece of heaven.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Really nice views from the top of the ledges overlooking Lake Solitude on your way to the top of Mt Sunapee... or maybe just your original destination.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

This is a great spot! The white ledges look out over lake solitude - it's beautiful!

23 days ago

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