Boulder Loop Trail

MODERATE 209 reviews

Boulder Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Conway, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
912 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

rocky

6 days ago

One of my favorites hikes. It is always beautiful and the views from the ledges are great. Good views for the effort.

hiking
13 days ago

My first time visiting the White mountains and I loved this trail! My friends and I went counter clockwise, as suggested by other reviews, and were glad we did. I would rate the inclines this way as moderate. The views are unbeatable and the trail itself is just gorgeous. Make sure you don’t miss the main look out point. There is a small sign posted on a tree, so keep your eyes out so you can see the best view!

hiking
14 days ago

Nice hike with great views from the top. We went counter-clockwise, so the steepest part was encountered going uphill, not downhill.
Also, nicely shaded everywhere (except the ledges at the summit), which was great on a hot day.

Beautiful view

25 days ago

Great views at the end! Make sure you go all the way to the end of the trail. Some hikers we ran into didn't realize it went back so far and missed the best view. Do counterclockwise to save your knees.

hiking
26 days ago

We did this trail the same day as Champney Falls, as they are close to each other. Both were good ~2 hour hikes. Like some of the other posters, we went counter-clockwise and were very thankful for that, as the steeper rock steps were done going uphill vs. down. Nice views at the top ledges. Don't stop at just the first ledge, go down another 40-50 yards on a little path for the better views.

1 month ago

Went counter-clockwise which was more steep but in the end worth it bc the descent was much easier on my knees. Great views, even overcast!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice quick hike with a high reward. Great views of cannon mountain.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with a couple of beautiful views and cool boulder formations along the way.

1 month ago

Wonderful hike! Views at the top are fabulous and worth the climb. We did it counter clockwise like others suggested and were glad we did! Much easier on the knees to do the steeper part going up. We brought our kids- age 6,8, and 11 and they did fine. Easy to moderate climb.

1 month ago

If your not a regular hiker, this is a moderate hike, we hiked clockwise, pretty steep and uphill with little respite. Views at top were well worth the effort. Would highly recommend this if you have couple of hours to spare

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, took us about 2 hours to complete. Beautiful views at the top. Lots of rock “stairs”, our two dogs loved it. We camped at the covered bridge campground which is a 30 second walk away from this trail!

2 months ago

Nice trail for kids and beginning to moderate hikers. Stay left which us steeper but easier footing - come back clockwise in less steep by more rocky trail.
Nice views and dog friendly with swimming hole near parking.

2 months ago

Did the trail July 16th. We were surprised that the bugs were nonexistent. Did the trail counter clockwise which we thought was the easiest. The payoff is great for the effort only about 1000 ft of elevation. Would do this hike again.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views at the top. We did the trail clockwise, and I would recommend it. Not an easy hike (‘moderate’ seems more appropriate)

2 months ago

This is a nice, family friendly hike that is not too difficult with nice, if not spectacular views from the ledges. The trail itself is interesting for the large boulders strewn about and some old growth pine and hardwoods. We did the loop clockwise, and I recommend that.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous at top - 2 beautiful ledges. Not difficult but perfect if you are not a hard core hiker.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with amazing views.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with nice views at the top!

2 months ago

absolutely beautiful, i love this trail

hiking
3 months ago

breathtaking summit

3 months ago

many of the blazes are faded. but this was a fun quick hike. 1.5 hours including some time at the top to look around.

hiking
3 months ago

Great little hike. The views were awesome.

hiking
3 months ago

Took my 9 yr old daughter, she had to stop a few times, but overall a very good and easy hike, great views towards the top, had lunch on the cliffs and back down to play in the river and cool down after, couldn't have asked for a better day. 70's, sunny and no humidity.

hiking
3 months ago

We did this trail the other day counter clockwise and it was a wonderfully breezy day so fewer bugs than usual this time of year. Great views from the top!

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely hike with friends, went up clockwise and had a snack on the top boulders. Lots of interesting geology and biology to ponder over. Hermit thrush sung to us at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty easy hike with rewarding views

hiking
4 months ago

Great views at the top, make sure to take the extra 0.2 miles to the cliffs, definitely worth it. Not a beginner trail because it does get steep but it's a great short hike and not too crowded.

4 months ago

Great views for a short hike.

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