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Black Mountain via Chippewa Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Haverhill, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 1,587 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Bird watching Forest Wild flowers Wildlife Historic site
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This trail 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.

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Dave NH
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Richard Mendelson
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Rich Rudolf
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cheryl deuel
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Sunny and in 70s....great day for hiking...saw about 5 others couples hiking.

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John Brockway
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Erika Eisinger
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This was amazing!! They were NOT kidding when they said it was HARD and STEEP! It never ended...but it was 110% worth it! The views were spectacular and it was an amazing feeling afterwards! It was def harder than I anticipated but t was great!! Totally one of my favorites!! Worth every drop of sweat!

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Jenn Sanders
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This trail was awesome! All the previous reviews I read were spot on. The trail was definitely steep, but thankfully not too many miles and totally worth it for the views at the top! Absolutely beautiful!

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Meg Leo
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Other reviewers were not kidding when they said this was straight up! Minimal switchbacks and some parts of the trail were slightly over grown, while others were nice and wide. Overall, a really great hike to do when you are short on time. The views are stunning! Definitely stop by the lime kilns on the way back. They are only a short way off the trail and are very interesting.

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Joseph McMillan
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Great hike! I came here last year. The trail is especially nice in autumn.

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John Frisbee
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John Frisbee
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Brenda Gray
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What a great hike! I highly recommend!

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Todd Gray
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awesome day! my bride, yeti and I started at 7am. trail was clean and dry. straight up to the summit. views are spectacular. visited the lime kilns that are definitely worth looking at. one of my favorite hikes!!

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prudence roaf
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Jennifer Robitaille
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Straight up, lucky not many miles. Beautiful views on top!

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Tana LeClair
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Connor Green
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Wow. Wicked steep for an uncomfortably long time (felt like a stair master) but views along the way were great. Really awesome rock forms near the top and managed to see a couple eagles and a black bear on the way down. Good hike but bring plenty of water.

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Richard Warner
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great day - bugs not an issue today - there's a good steady incline from the cellar hole up to the second lookout but I wouldn't say it's all that steep - I guess steep can be ones perspective - the rhodora near the top in full bloom - we always lunch over by tipping rock - spectacular views - lime kilns at the bottom are definitely worth seeing

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Bret Myers
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The Chippewa Trail up Black Mountain is a lovely trail with lots to offer. It has verdant streams and bogs near the start, and a short side trip to some lime kilns. The middle part of the mountain is coniferous forest with moderate inclines, and a trillium-laced path. Not many switchbacks, so ascent is quicker, but more strenuous than comparably tall mountains around 3000'. The top third remains moderately steep and has several vistas overlooking the valley on rocky ledges, and the top offers wonderful views South, East, and West on an elongated rock outcropping. Mt. Moosilauke's west side predominates the Southeastern sky, and to the East one can see the Franconia Ridge with Mt. Flume, Liberty, Lincoln, and Lafayette behind the Kinsman Ridge. Westerly views reveal Vermont Mountains, and the Adirondacks in the distance. This is a great mountain to practice on before climbing 4000+ footers, and the views are well worth seeing on a clear sunny day.

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Sean Hayes
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Great hike with this morning! Very steep for the entire hike, the mud and wet areas were easy to skirt. A couple of false summits on the way up, the views were fantastic! Trail was pretty rugged even at top. Would do this one again in the Fall!

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Melissa Burnett
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Wayne LaRue
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Fairly easy and short trail, a few nice views along the way and good view at the top, didn't even need the spikes for it.

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Ed Van Dorn
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The trail is nicely packed, making it perfect for micro spikes. About 36° and calm at the trail head At the top about 10° cooler with a steady wind about 10 mph

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Brenda Trapani
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Awesome and easy hike. Micro spikes. Lot cleared.

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