Appalachian Trail: Velvet Rocks

MODERATE 10 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Velvet Rocks is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hanover, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1072 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking
26 days ago

hiking
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3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I enjoy the boulders and rocks on this section of the trail as a contrast to the nearby VT trails that I usually hike. I have only hiked it in dry summer/fall weather though, being warned that the rocks get very slippery in rain. Not sure how it will be with ice and snow, but am looking forward to finding out..with cleats of course!

very pretty trail, but not well marked for the connecting trails.

11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

hiking
Thursday, April 12, 2012

I finished the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire and the southwestern sections are a treat. Not heavy traffic and periodic good views. My favorite time for these sections is during fall foliage, late September