Copple Crown Mountain is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sanbornville, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length5.8 miElevation gain1,112 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsSnowshoeingDog friendlyForestViewsWildlifeRocky
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To access this trail, you will need to park at Moose Mountain Recreation and hike or snowmobile to the trailhead. This trail is pretty well marked and maintained. It's a nice moderate incline for almost the entire hike.

When you get to the end of the paved road, it splits into 2 dirt roads. Stay to the left and follow all the way to the end. Make sure your car can handle to big dips so you don’t bottom out. The directions lead to a secondary parking that is more easily accessible via GPS. You can also access trail via Hanson Road near Mountain Lake.

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michael scott
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HikingPrivate property

there is no parking anywhere. it is all private property. if you must hike this trail park at moose mountain recreation and hike the road or snowmobile trail.

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George Fairbairn
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HikingGreat!

The trail was pretty well marked and maintained. The trail was a nice moderate incline for almost the entire hike. The distance is short enough that I was able to squeeze in a sunrise hike before work without getting up too crazy early. I’m a slow hiker and left from the moose Mt recreation center at 5:40 and made it to the summit for sunrise at 7:17. So under an hour and 45 minutes. The whole hike took us under 3 hours. You can do it without spikes, but we used them and it made it much easier. Great sunrise from the east peak!

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Emily L
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HikingPrivate propertySnow

Didn’t do the whole trail - writing this to warn that parking seems to be an issue in winter. The road it is on ends near some houses. There is a sign that says private no parking and then a sign that points to parking, but that is down an unmaintained road that is now blocked by snow from the plows. We parked off to the side and no problems, but I was nervous that we’d return to no vehicle. The beginning of the trail is about 0.3 miles and then turns right onto a snowmobile trail, which was well groomed and in use. We got to the point where the actual trail heads up the mountain (about 1.5 miles in) and saw that no one had been on it. Not being snowshoers and slightly nervous about the parking, we decided to cut the hike short.

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Jennifer Owens
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Shanna Fliegel
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Hiking

Cool summit with nice views. Beginning of trail is a service road, not so scenic.

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Andrew Prior
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Steve Nesky
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Hiking

Easy trail with a moderate incline at the end. East Peak is the better viewing area at the top. Just saying.

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Lindsey Reed
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Hiking

Well Worth The Hike, Perfectly Splendid!

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Sarah Jacobs
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Hiking

Nice, easy trail with great view.

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Ron Ramsden
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Hiking

Nice foliage. Few hikers with dogs on way down

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John Wind
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Hiking

Pretty much as described in other reviews. Marking was generally good. East Summit definitely the view to see. Lots of people on the trail today but not many days like this left so don't blame them!

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Nicole C.
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HikingGreat!
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Mac Browning
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Road biking

Fun trail.....great for your 4 legged friends. Excellent views on the East Peak!

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Dario Fiorentini
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Jessica Wilson
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Hiking

Generally easy hike. Some areas well marked, others were a bit more challenging to locate blazes.

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Jake Smith
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Missy Ayotte
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Hiking

Perfect hike for a beginner wanting to challenge themselves

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Debbie Gibbons
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Hiking

Fun trail. Pretty easy most of the way with a bit more challenge near the summit. Nicely marked. Thanks to all the tips about parking we drove in to the second area

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Amanda Thacher
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful expansive views of Merrymeeting lake and surrounding mountains for east lookout. Awesome but limited view of Winnepausaukee at summit. 40 mins of old wooded road gradual slope to Copple Trail from lot. Continuing moderate Well marked with blue trail markings and still some spring in the trail surface. 1hr further on to summit. Sun dappled with leveling and a few dips down and switch backs near top. Keep dogs on leash and watch children at east lookouts dangerous but fantastic cliff. Total 1.45 up 1.15 down. Approx 5.8miles.

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Becky Hayden
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HikingGreat!

this was such a great hike! the trail was easy enough, not too difficult. Parking was a little confusing cause you have to go past a person's house but just keep going. the summit view was nice, but the there is another overview to the left that is beautiful!

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Ron Ramsden
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Quiet and easy. Great views and well marked

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Jackie Mombourquette
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HikingGreat!
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Mike Cardell
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Hiking

I would give it 3.5 stars. The trail is a moderate hike. The majority of the trail is relatively easy. East summit had a decent view. Main summit only had a small view through the trees.

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Mike Learned
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Joel Smith
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Atlas the Hiker
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Fairly easy but fun hike! Good views from the summit and east summit. Did have to drive in past the marked start point about a quarter mile to get to the parking lot.

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Sebastian J
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RACHEL B
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HikingGreat!

I did this trail on Wednesday, August 26, and it was amazing. I passed only two other groups the whole time, and the blazes were very clear and easy to follow. The "summit" was nothing special, as expected, but the East Peak was beautiful. Most of the trail is relatively flat, so the end is a challenge, but worth it. Moose Mountain Road in Brookfield, NH looks like a regular residential road, no signs about the trail, which is a little confusing. Drive as far down it as you can - at the very end there is a fork and a spraypainted sign for "parking lot." There was plenty of parking. I will definitely be back - this is a hidden gem!

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Amanda Crew
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HikingBugs

If you drive all the way down to the end of the road there’s a second lot to park in. The first 1.25 miles or so was just a dirt road leading to the wooded trail. Once in there the bugs were absolutely relentless. There weren’t many spots that it seemed to be overly strenuous. The trail was very clearly marked and I believe there was only once that I had started to question a fork but easily corrected myself. I went to both the summit and east peak and felt the summit’s view was very anticlimactic. On the east peak there was a much better view and some flat rocks to have lunch on. I don’t hike with a sense of urgency so it took me about 1:40 to make it to the top and 1:10 to get down, and in that time I only passed by one other couple. I hike alone so this particular hike was quiet enough that it was on the borderline of peaceful and kind of eerie.

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