Champney Brook Trail to Mount Chocorua

MODERATE 61 reviews

Champney Brook Trail to Mount Chocorua is a 6.8 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.

6.8 miles 2267 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

blowdown

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.

11 minutes ago

Absolutely gorgeous day at the top today! First ~2 miles from the Kanc was a mix of snow and dirt, and boots were fine. The rest of the climb to the tree line we used micro spikes- lots of slushy snow.

9 days ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Equipment/trail conditions
Trail head is plowed but the parking lot is a big sheet of ice.

Most people were doing the hike in micro spikes or yak tracks, but crampons are recommended for the summit because of a large amount of ice. Couple people just used snow shoes as well, dogs even made it to the summit.

Anecdotal:
Probably my favorite hike, you have the stream/falls which are beautiful in the winter; we met some people ice climbing the falls while we hiked.

The hike is manageable, and the view is the best in the north east at the summit offering a 360 degree view. That and the accessibility make this one of the most popular hikes, so I recommend showing up to the trail head around 8am or earlier unless you want to share the peak with a ton of other people.

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3 months ago

Great hike, trail was well packed and manageable with microspikes. Summit was icy and could have used the trail crampons, however I was lazy and didn't want to change out the traction. Stiff breeze (expected) and cooler (also expected) once above the trees. Trail was tough to follow on the exposed ledge at the top.

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3 months ago

Again, amazing views! Awesome hike! Icy!!!!!

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4 months ago

What a great trail. Plenty of parking at the Trailhead, well marked, well maintained trail. Conditions were great on 12/4, light snow and ice, no issues at all with microspikes. Amazing views on the exposed summit, can be hard to find blazes above treeline this time of year with light snow cover, but it was easy enough to find our way.
Fairly strong winds and much cooler (as you would expect) above treeline. Took about 3:40 with 20 min at summit.

5 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

This trail to the summit is 3.8 one way to total 7.6 miles. I am a slow hiker and this took me about 5 hours including a half hour at the summit. Was expecting it to be easier but it was a pretty steady incline after the first mile. Would probably have been faster/easier without the wet slippery leaves covering he trail! Beautiful summit, worth the effort. NOT well marked trail at all. Went off the trail several times. Virtually no blazes on the summit. The falls were basically dry.

6 months ago

Epic hike

awesome hike!

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7 months ago

Awesome hike. Easy to the falls, which were neat even with little water flow. The hike is tougher after the falls, but really just like climbing stairs. Once, past the treeline, there is quite a bit of rock scrambling. The views are spectactular!

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7 months ago

Amazing hike...low water table at the falls....however with the low water we were able to get in and see the absolutely beautiful stone structure that would not have been able to see if there had been high river water....simple beautiful...the trail was great ...easier than the Piper Trail to the summit..I would definitely hike this trail again. The summit was great . View 360 and just perfect...if you hike bring warm shirt for the peak...

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

Great hike! The waterfall is tiny in late summer, but it was still nice. Scrambling up the last section was fun and the views at the top was amazing!

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7 months ago

8 months ago

very windy at the summit.

8 months ago

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8 months ago