Black Mountain Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Black Mountain Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Woodsville, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers 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
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,279 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

snow

4 months ago

Great trail! Not many trails are this gradual and lead to such a beautiful summit. It's not hiked a lot so if you're hiking in the winter, be prepared to break in the trail with snowshoes. Only downside is the fact there there are no marking the entire trail. Also, Alltrails lists the wrong trailhead directions that leads to someone's private property. Use Google's trailhead marking instead.

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5 months ago

The first mile or so is gradual, mostly on old logging roads. After that there is a fairly steep section, about one third of a mile long. The remaining mile to the summit is moderate, and there is good footing for nearly all of the trail, almost no rocks. Black Mountain’s location on the far western side of the White Mountains means that it not only has vistas of New Hampshire peaks, but also long range views into much of Vermont. Less popular and easier than the Chippewa Trail, the Black Mountain Trail is truly an undiscovered gem.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Only met two people at the top. I went up the black mountain trail to the top and down. Difficult to find the trail head at first. Incredible views at the top

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The views were great. It helped that it was a sunny day. My cousin and I hiked on Sunday Sept. 11, 2016, around 11 am. We only ran into 2 other hikers. The only criticism I have is that perhaps the Chippewa trail could have been better marked (some of the yellow marks on trees were fading). We took the Chippewa trail up and down. It's a little rocky in some places, but fun. We had a picnic lunch at the top, overlooking Killington and other ski areas in that range.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Right in my backyard! (basically) Fairly easy hike up this trail, did it with a buddy and his 5 year old daughter within 5-6 hours. Beautiful views in practically every direction. Not to be confused with The Chippewa Trail off Lime Kiln Road which is a much more rugged trail especially for beginners, though it offers more viewpoints. Great hike whichever way you choose to go! Don't forget to geocache too!

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Beautiful sunset and mornings . Steep hike tho. ^_^

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