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Brook Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Alton, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,151 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
15 days ago

Got to the trail head around 7:15am and there were 10 cars in the lot. when I came back at 10:00 the lot was full. nice moderate hike. a little buggy but I had spray. great views

I had a ton of fun. I'm very thankful I did this loop

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bugs
17 days ago

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20 days ago

Hit the trail at 7 AM. It was a Saturday. Parking lot half full. By time we got to the top there was a half a dozen people up there. Total hike was two hours and a half. Little over 4 miles. When we got back to the parking lot it was overflowing onto the road

hiking
21 days ago

Good for a beginner! Beautiful views at the top!

hiking
26 days ago

This is a perfect 3 to 4 miles depending on which trail you go up and down with and magnificent view on the top - you could see lake Winnepesaukee which has beautiful water coloration across and you could See miles and miles of green forest from up top- it is them quite an easy hike for the reward

Solid day hike.

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bugs
1 month ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Nice easy hike with great views. Good mix of flat even trails and rocks to climb. Definitely crowded to need to go early to avoid too many people on the trail but the summit is nice and spread out.

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muddy
2 months ago

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icy
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Great trail for a nice hike. Is slightly longer than mileage listed, closer to 4.5 miles tracked with our Apple Watches. Very busy with lots of car on Sunday even with self isolating but plenty of space on trail still.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

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icy
muddy
rocky
snow
4 months ago

Is actually closer to 5 miles

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icy
5 months ago

Very icy until near the top from all the thawed snow freezing, not too steep though going up the brook trail (yellow)

hiking
6 months ago

Good trails conditions, packed trail. Went up Yellow and down Orange. Didn’t see a soul. Weather was overcast/foggy and started to rain. Micro spikes a must.

hiking
8 months ago

Went up orange and down brook. Foliage was nice on brook even with the noreaster this week. About 4 miles which we did in about 3 hours (pretty easy pace).

hiking
rocky
scramble
9 months ago

We took the Boulder Loop Trail (orange) up and the Brook Trail (yellow). Despite seeing so many cars in the lot/on road, we saw few people on the way up. It was relatively steep going up, with a bit of scrambling towards the top. The summit was very crowded, but SUCH AMAZING VIEWS! Going down was much easier, though the trail is quite worn in spots. Overall, a great hike, very rewarding - definitely want to come back.

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rocky
washed out
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

i survived so it must be good! well marked, went up orange and down yellow. plenty of parking and so very few other people, had the summit to myself!

hiking
10 months ago

Good trail but went on damp cloudy day , so no view. Went up orange , down yellow which was better option. Steeper up, gentler decline on way down. Lots of people on trails as other reviews reported.

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washed out
11 months ago

Soooo ... I’m torn. On the one hand, the views at the top were unparalleled - a 5. On the other hand, it was WAY too crowded - a 2. Ok. Yes. I read the reviews, but “heavily trafficked” does no begin to describe the activity on this mountain. On the way up, we repeatedly felt like we were on a golf course rushing to stay ahead of the foursome behind us. The top was populated as if a convention was in town. And on the way down (the gradual decline trail), it was so busy that my wife commented it was like being in an airport. The trails showed sad signs of that kind of traffic, too. Not much of a getaway into the wilds in any respect. So go once for the 360 degree views of the hills and lakes, but prepare for a mall-like feel. Oh and take the steep blue blazed trail up, clockwise if you are taking the loop, so you have the gradual decline on the way down.

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