Champney Brook Trail to Mount Chocorua

MODERATE 192 reviews

Champney Brook Trail to Mount Chocorua is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Conway, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,224 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

scramble

snow

Long cascading waterfall with many small pools - best in spring and early summer. Easy trail ascend through hardwoods and along brook. You will have some small steep sections but overall this trail is easy - an excellent hike with kids and dogs. The waterfall is very beautiful but is best seen in the spring and early summer when the water is running best. It tends to dry up in the late summer and fall. This might be a good winter hike.

10 days ago

One of the best hikes I’ve done!

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail with varying terrain. And the view on top is spectacular. Bring plenty of water. The falls provide a nice break on the way up.

hiking
16 days ago

This is easily one of the best trails I’ve done (in This mileage range). It has its strenuous parts, but nothing crazy & definitely good for dogs. Just don’t forget ample water, bug spray & food for the summit - gorgeous views!

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18 days ago

It’s a fun hike with many opportunities for my dog to refresh himself on the stream. Steady climb but not too difficult. The last .5 miles do require some scrambling and keeping an eye out to stay on the trail. I had to carry our dog up and down a couple of rocks but nothing unsafe nor too difficult. If you decide to not climb the last half mile you still get spectacular views.

20 days ago

My first big climb back in June 2018. Gorgeous! ❤️ Visiting from CT and now I’m hooked on the whites!

1 month ago

Definitely an underrated hike, the view was amazing! Highly recommend this

hiking
1 month ago

A classic climb! Love this Mountain and the view is great!

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1 month ago

Hiked with my 6 and 10 year olds.

Maybe I missed it in the description but beware the mileage is off by about 1.5 miles if you're planning on summiting. The discrepancy is because the mileage listed is from the trailhead to the intersection with the Piper trail. It's another .6 miles from the trail intersection to the peak. I would not rate it as moderate because of distance and the last section and found it to be on the lower side of hard. However it is completely worth it. The views are amazing.

I would not recommend this trail for smaller children and would not recommend it in the rain. The first 3.5 miles are moderate but long with the last quarter mile being a pretty rigorous scramble.

My six year old was beat when we got to the top. If you're taking smaller children learn from my mistake. Let them break more than normal and don't wait for lunch at the peak. I think she would have faired better had we had a long break with lunch before summiting. I should have divided the trail into thirds with two large breaks instead of the usual one big break at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

More arduous than I remembered. Have to concentrate on yellow swatches. Brook trail was tougher and much less traveled. Great reward at top!

hiking
1 month ago

Overall great hike. Trail was well kept but some areas where you could definitely get lost because they look like trails as well. Follow yellow marks whole way! Even at the top!!! Also very muddy and wet, bring shoes with good traction.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing view, even on the second time around! Took the other side up the mountain this time, got to see the Falls, and encountered some wildlife...

hiking
2 months ago

Excellently maintained trail. Lots of hikers and dogs on a beautiful Monday. A summer camp-ful of teenagers at the top made for a crowded summit, but still plenty of room for all! Gorgeous views at the summit! A little bit of a scavenger hunt finding the blazes once you hit the ledgy boulder section at the top, but not really a problem because you can probably pick your way up several different ways. Did the Champney Falls loop on the way down. They were very pretty and gave my dog a spot to swim.

2 months ago

Very challenging but well worth it!! Bring lots of water and lunch. Took about 6 hrs. Beautiful trail and summit!!

2 months ago

Nice hike today- challenging for me because I am not cardio conditioned.... it is getting buggy with the recent rain and hot weather. Mosquitoes are growing in muddy areas and water pools. I used a lot of bug spray and kept moving. Had a hard time finding a few trail markers near the summit and they were incredibly obvious on the way down. Also appreciated the trail structures on the way down with stone placement, steps and run off drainage.

Did the falls loop on the way back and that was beautiful. Glad I saved it for the way down because it was a nice treat. The trail is steep (roots) by the falls and then steps.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely best view in the Whites! The trail is an easy 1.7 miles to the Champney Falls junction. From there it is a steady but moderate climb an additional 2 miles to the summit of Mt. Chocorua. As you approach the summit cone you will traverse the open rugged North shoulder. This area is worthy of some exploration. From here up I cannot comment about the trail as I scaled up the west slopes of the cone. Quite a view down the vertical face of the wall. This is truly a spectacular hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Great Hike! We had two 10 year olds with us. A 5 hour round trip which included the loop to Champney Falls. Definitely recommend going by the falls on the way down. The upper part of the climb is the place to watch the kids and make sure they follow the yellow trail marks. Spectacular views and now a family favorite. A solid hike.

hiking
3 months ago

A lovely, gradual climb to amazing ledges with unparalleled views. Crowded on a Monday in June, more than 10 other groups on the summit. No part of the trail was tough. A top trail in my book.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great trail. It has it all, great waterfalls, scrambles ad 360 degree views at the top of Middle Sister.

hiking
5 months ago

Trail was hard packed snow all the way to the summit, but it turned the rocky trail into a sidewalk so that was welcomed. In snowy/winter conditions, microspikes are needed to scramble on the ice-wrapped summit rocks. Slope is kind and gradual, aside from some large steps at the summit. Great one!

10 months ago

I felt like it was a little more than moderate but I made it to the top! Overall I did 9 miles and the view at the top is 100% worth the pain.

hiking
11 months ago

Apple Watch 8.5 in and out. Very dry and unseasonably warm October day, slightly hazy. An absolute favorite hike, reasonable steepness on ascent, some wet places. Use careful footing on descent. Trail on top not well marked, move carefully on ledges. Astounding views. Can’t wait to go back.

11 months ago

This trail is a steady hike at a great pace and the views are stunning! Love this trail, did it with my dad no problem.

11 months ago

gradual grade, lots of rocks and roots for sure footing. Bangin waterfall section midway, perfect spot for a picnic.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike, definitely challenging. There's the waterfall on the way up, but very little else in terms of views. The view from the top is gorgeous and worth the effort.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a relaxing-moderate hiking shaded trail - good for when you need some quiet time and awesome views. It's got moderate traffic, and you have to be a little careful climbing up a few big rocks to get to the top. The trail markings are high up on tree trunks, in case you get lost. At some point the trail splits into two - one side passes by the waterfall and the other doesn't - so don't freak out if you find yourself not seeing the waterfalls on your way back :)

11 months ago

great hike

11 months ago

Some day we'll make it to the top

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Super trail. Waterfalls were beautiful even though hardly any water and peak was glorious. Very good hike!

hiking
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Loved the hike. Great staircases. Good waterfalls. And an incredible view from the top.

Monday, August 21, 2017

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