Black Mountain via Chippewa Trail

HARD 29 reviews

Black Mountain via Chippewa Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pike, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1633 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

This trail 1.9 miles to to top so it is a total of 3.8 out and back. It is well marked & VERY steep!- there is also a marked side trip along the way (beginning) you can check out some old Lyme Kilns - hence the name Lyme Kiln Rd where the trail head is located - they are a marked historic sight.

12 days ago

17 days ago

Steep and short with beautiful views at the top.

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1 month ago

Very steep but fairly short, went with two friends who are new to hiking and they did fine with plenty of breaks. Good views at the top, and the shorter distance leaves you plenty of time to enjoy them. No crowds, in fact no other humans around at all on a Friday. I have done this hike many times before and while it wasn't too slippery or wet this time, I do recommend waterproof footwear as there have been times when you're basically walking up a small stream bed.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Wicked nice hike - well worth the climb, 270° view....

1 month ago

An untapped gem of a hike. No question, the "hard" rating is well deserved. While the hike is relatively short, the steep areas are in unrelenting, but great views reward the effort. You see the massive Mt. Mousilauke in front of you and the Franconia ridge to the northeast, not to mention many southern and western prominences. Also, wonderful forest feel as the upper elevations surround you with beautiful coniferous groves of red pines. Just one caveat, there are a few tote roads in the beginning of the hike the can be confusing and are not described in the trail description. In any case, for someone who has hiked all 4000 footers and beyond, this discovery was exciting indeed.

2 months ago

Absolutely an awesome trail with multiple scenic views of NH and Vermont. Very strenuous but well worth the trip.

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2 months ago

Awesome hike!!! Can't wait to do it again.

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8 months ago

first time ever doing a winter hike. it was well worth the effort for me as a beginner. pretty steep about a 1/2 mile in for the rest of the hike

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11 months ago

It was a great hike. It is steep but a great hike. View is amazing.

11 months ago

Monday, July 11, 2016

Beautiful but steep trail. Definitely worth the view at the top

Monday, June 27, 2016

Excellent hike, gets pretty steep a mile in but offers an excellent view from the summit. You can also access the summit from the slightly easier but not as scenic Black Mountain trail.