Black Cap Trail

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Black Cap Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Conway, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
728 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

One of the most popular short hikes in the White Mountains, this relatively easy hike is blazed in red and offers excellent views of the White Mountains and the Presidential Range. This Preserve is managed by The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire, and is an excellent place for walking, hunting, and observing wildlife. Camping, fires or wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the preserve, and all dogs must be on a leash.

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7 days ago

Easy hike. Nice view at the top.

8 days ago

loved it

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9 days ago

Hiked the trail with our kids (ages 11 & 13) and our chocolate lab. It's pretty much a slow and steady uphill hike with great views at the summit. Came across families with small children and retirees, nice hike for all ages.

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16 days ago

21 days ago

Love this trail and my 7&8 year old did it with ease !

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1 month ago

Was more of a moderate hike in my experience and the summit didn't show views as good as the viewpoint before the summit , but was great and challenging for my kids

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1 month ago

Great hike and gorgeous views! But definitely NOT easy - the end is a steep climb on rocks.

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1 month ago

great for all skill levels! fantastic view at the top!

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1 month ago