Ann Stokes Loop

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Ann Stokes Loop is a 2.3 mile loop trail located near North Hinsdale, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

14 days ago

Good hike, more challenging than we expected.
A lot steeper than we expected. Found a small overlook. But the castle ruins alone are worth it, gorgeous

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike! Perfect mix of challenging but not to challenging. Moderate but not hard at all. Different terrains and Ecosystems mixed in. Took my dog and bug spray! The view of the castle and the mountain are worth it. Great for hiker and dog. I think doable with older kids who hike regularly. Might be hard if you have bad knees. Hiked it the day after it rained, so bring shoes that can get muddy and watch the wet rocks. Loved it!

hiking
24 days ago

Not a bad trail. Trails are kept clean and clear. Markers weren’t always clear however so as a newbie to this trail I had crossed over to the other trail access before I knew it. I’ll try it again and see if I have that same issue. Other than that, I really enjoyed this trail and its history! Very cool!

hiking
24 days ago

Very clean and well maintained trail. I found it a moderate hike. Very quiet and relaxing. Beautiful views. I was pretty excited to see some wild orchid lady slippers along the path.

hiking
2 months ago

Castle itself is worth the trip. Some good views on the overlook near the pond. Pond view is very scenic as well. The actual trail is somewhat meandering.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little hike. The trails are in really good shape and not very muddy today. Snow still covers the trail in a few sections; mostly in the heavy woods areas.

hiking
2 months ago

met battle kitten

hiking
3 months ago

Great little hike!

hiking
3 months ago

A great afternoon hike! It was not overly crowded and there are a few scenic spots along the loop. Because it is February in New Hampshire, long stretches of the trail were snow and ice covered which did make parts of the trail difficult.

hiking
6 months ago

Great, moderate not too strenuous or long. Crowded on Thanksgiving but didn’t realize you can access the castle from basically the trail so if you have little ones you could skip the trail or see it on the way somewhere else.

hiking
7 months ago

This was an amazing hike. Fall colors were gorgeous! Recommend trekking poles as the leaves and acorn under them made this tricky/slippery.

hiking
8 months ago

This was a great trail with lots of unique terrain, difficulty, and the castle ruins were neat to see and read about at the trail head. Madame Sherri lived the American dream and her castle/home in its heyday would have been very cool to experience. The two overlooks were a very nice feature to this hike. I did not mind a few rock scrambles and recommend to take the trail counter-clock wise.

hiking
8 months ago

the "castle" ruins are great. the hike to Indian pond is steep but not too too bad, definitely moderate but worth it, what a view! fall is definitely the time to see this.

hiking
9 months ago

When you get to the loop there is a sign indicating that Indian Pond is 1.5 miles away if you take the loop clockwise, and .5 miles away if you take the loop counterclockwise. Our group went to the left (clockwise) and were glad for it because as you near the pond there is a fantastic rocky spot overlooking the Green Mountains to catch your breath before continuing on to the pond.

9 months ago

Great trail

hiking
10 months ago

I love this place. The castle alone is beautiful. It's a great hike and even more beautiful in the fall!

hiking
11 months ago

Went in unprepared with my wife and two girls, 5 and 9. Definitely should have researched this trail before tackling it. Great trail markings. The view at the top made it worth it.

walking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nice path with very pretty views of the pond. Finally seeing the old stone staircase was cool as well!

Monday, May 29, 2017

nice path

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

good loop for beginner hikers. Starts at Madame Sherri's mansion site and passes Indian Pond. The pond is a beautiful place to stop and have lunch or potentially take a dip! only took a few hours for a relaxed hike.

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