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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5 days ago

Great trail with the kids. Final ascent is a little steep but fun. Watch out could be slippery when wet.

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11 days ago

fun trail with the kids. we took our 3yo twins who were pretty much able to do the hike unaided. the peak was a little exposed, so be sure to take an extra layer.

lovely views from the top

trail is relatively well trafficked - go early if you want a peaceful hike

11 days ago

Beautiful morning hike. No bugs, windy and chilly at the top but fantastic view

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14 days ago

Great short hike (like very short) with a nice view. Did this at 9am on a thursday. It was quiet on my way up, but it was like a zoo when i descended. WAYY too many people and whiny children. Would reccommend getting there before 8.

good day hike

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17 days ago

Love this particular hike. Great one for the family, first time hikers, dogs and experienced hikers too! You drive up a good portion of the mountain on Hurricane Mountain Road and leaving from the trail head have a little over a mile to the top. It's basically rock at the summit, but it affords some fantastic views of the surrounding area. Not far out of Conway, NH either for a quick midday hike. The family does this at least once every year while we're up at the lake.

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17 days ago

Awesome views are a big reward for this moderate hike. Recommended. May be a bit much for young children under 5 however - just be forewarned.

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22 days ago

Nice hike. Our first family hike with our 1 year old.