Cherry Mountain Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews

Cherry Mountain Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Mountain, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,860 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

1 month ago

Went up to the north side on Owls Head trail. Starts off flat for the first mile or so then the trail is steep and unforgiving until you reach the summit. Definitely a challenging hike and I’d agree with those who say it’s more difficult than moderate. We had a clear day and the views from the ledges were worth every step up that steep incline! Martha’s mile trail is off to the left of the ledge if your back is to the presidentials. The yellow blaze is on the rocks. Enjoyed this hike and would love to do it again in the fall.

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2 months ago

The trail is very narrow almost all the way up to Cherry mountain. Although we only saw five people during the course of our hike from the route 115 entrance I cannot imagine doing this hike with lots of other people on the trail going in different directions. At the summit there is only one small area where you have a good view. If you Want the breathtaking view you must continue another .8 miles to Owls head summit.

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11 months ago

A fun quick hike with a steady ascent. Wooded summit. We found three of the four pylons from the old fire tower that used to be up her. Definitely make your way over to Owl head mountain for some great views.

11 months ago

Great view from the top! Definitely worth the climb up!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Starts moderate then steep at forest boundaries pipe-excellent for weekend as many non residents don't know about it- never busy -if you take the longer route park on old cherry Mr Rd longer but much easier than the basically straight shorter route( that's best for great cardio workout)

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great leg workout, fairly steep...the view is eh until you walk about 100 feet west and whoomp there it is. Great off the beaten path to avoid the tourists trek!

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Monday, January 02, 2017

Hiked during the winter- twice. Steep and unforgiving regardless of whether you go in via Owl's head trail or Mt. Martha trail. Be prepared to get wet if it's during the spring as the trails are very soggy on the Owl's head side. Nice views, nothing spectacular given the hard work. I would rate as a difficult trail, not moderate.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hiked from the south up the Cherry Mountain Trail on Sept. 7 and then across Martha's Mile to Owl's Head. Not much for views due to low clouds and the trail itself is a bit boring, straight and steady climb till you get to the ridge. Martha's Mile is a beautiful walk across a col with a couple of very challenging ledge scrambles to reach the views on Owl's Head (fabulous views when clear!) Climbed later from the North up the Owl's Head Trail and this was interesting and challenging, not much elevation gain in the first mile and then almost all of the 2000 feet of elevation gain in the last 1.3 miles. Nice hike through varied forest. Views and foliage were superb on October 11. Highly recommend climbing from the north and do not miss the chance to walk Martha's Mile. Nice views of mountains to the south from Crawford notch through Franconia Ridge and Canon.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hiked and camped on summit

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