Good half day hike! It is a bit challenging sometimes with the steepness and many rocks. If it has just rained some of the water crossings can be tricky! But great view for the effort put in!

We hiked this on a beautiful fall day. Not a difficult hike in a beautiful forest setting. Very doable for little kids. Good view of Lake Solitude from ledge that we almost missed. The ledge can get crowded due to the limited viewing space. But if you can find space to sit and enjoy the view, it is well worth it. We continued to Mt Sunapee summit where there is a ski lodge with restroom facilities and good view of Lake Sunapee. Apparently people get up there via ski lifts.

Easy hike. We had lunch at the top Will do again.

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21 days ago

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1 month ago

Great trail! Starts out steep for about a third of the hike but then levels out. Beautiful view of the lake at the end. Definitely worth the extra mile to the summit, it's a pretty easy mile to the top and the views are worth it! Good place to stop for lunch and relax before heading back down.

Amazing. Wore the dog out! Much of the trail is rocky and those who need sticks to walk might want to take that in to consideration. It is a fabulous hike, and the lake and then the overlook is beautiful. Busy.

The views are spectacular, a perfect combination of rocky and plain terrain. A must go hike.
The view of the lake from the summit is superb!

This is the trail to do on Sunapee. A lovely trek with interesting terrain, a babbling brook, and a very rewarding destination. We also continued on to the Summit Trail and then down Newbury Trail. The summit, I imagine, would be great during foliage season. The trip down Newbury has several nice lookouts and a flume slide. Lots of interesting features! The family and I will be back to enjoy this landscape wearing the attire of different seasons.

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1 month ago

great view

I did this trail for a spring hike and had a great time. The trail follows a flowing brook the whole way up. There are a few river crossings without bridges but nothing too difficult. About 500 feet from the summit there is a beautiful little pond. From there you can take the final steps to the summit and enjoy the view from the rocky cliffs. You can easily see mountains for miles from the top. Definitely worth it, would do again.

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2 months ago

My family (2 adults, 12 & 14yr old boys) and I did this today. Left from the side street in Newbury and were greeted by a pretty steep start. We decided not to go to the Lake at the Jack & Jane junction, but to continue on to the Sunapee Summit. All told, I logged a little over 6.25 miles and it took us 4.75 hours with several stops. Last mile down was tough on the knees!