Catamount Trail

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Catamount Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Suncook, New Hampshire that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
629 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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Directions from Allenstown, NH: Travel SR 28 north and turn right onto Dodge Road. The park is about 1 mile east. After passing the contact station, there is a large beach parking lot on the left. The trail begins just right of the parking lot driveway.

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike, didn't take too long, but the trail isn't just poorly marked -- for the most part it isn't marked at all. Very frustrating at the start. We didn't encounter another hiker, just a biker at the start and a walker with his dogs at the end.

hiking
9 days ago

Great hike, trails were slightly hard to keep track of. Beware if you have a dog, I pulled 7 ticks off of mine.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice trail, however not marked very well. We saw several lady slippers along our way. The trail ( 1 mile trail) leading to the main trail had several bikers but once on the main trail (Catamount trail), there was no one but us hiking. I rated this trail a 4 star due to poor signage.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Took my dog, she had a great time and we got some good exercise! Be cautious of a few downed trees in certain parts of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike a few miles from home

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful spring day. A bit muddy in places but I'll take that over work any day!

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2 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

A good trail, the dogs love it!

8 months ago

a little confusing, but absolutely beautiful

trail running
10 months ago

I had an hour to kill while out of town and this was perfect! Took about twice as long to get to the top as it did to come down, but the views were worth it. Well marked, fairly technical, and is mostly rock towards the top. Wish I had time to go longer- worth the $4. Heads up, they only take credit cards in the booth near catamount. The main entrance is cash only.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Very short but a good climb and lots of fun. There is not much of a view due to trees blocking the vista but it was a great hike. The trail is not marked with blazes, but occasionally there are white markers that say catamount. There are many little trails that run off the trail that are obvious in the summer, which are possibly mountain bike trails

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The way we went, which was the most clear path (up Catamount, down Catamount shortcut, didn't bother doing the extension at the top) was only about 2 miles. Makes it an easy to intermediate hike. Yes the whole way up is an incline, but it's not too steep. Catamount shortcut is a shorter way up, but much steeper!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Great, quick hike with gorgeous views

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous. The trail was well marked and very quiet for it being a 70 degree afternoon in October. Totally worth the 4 dollars per person park fee.

hiking
Friday, August 31, 2012

This is a nice hike when you are looking for something that isn't overly strenuous. It takes you up and down through a beautiful woodland area.

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