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Cranmore Mountain is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Conway, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 698 ft Route type Out & Back

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Rachel Steed
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Hiking

Nice shady trail from Black Cap parking on hurricane MTN Rd. Good footing overall, trail is also used for mountain biking. I would rate as easy-moderate. 1.5 hours round trip. trail starts with gradual uphill for 0.7 miles then splits with Black cap trail for a gradual decent to the Cranmore peak. Wooded/no views until you reach Cranmore. Approx 4 mi/700ft round-trip.

Maria Kobylkina
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The Whiteboy
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Headed to the top of Cranmore from the Blackcap trailhead off Hurricane Mountain Rd. A Leisurely shaded walk through the woods mostly, other than the summit where there was abundant sun and snack hut where we quenched our thirst with a Tuckerman Pale Ale. I am in fairly good physical condition but not an avid hiker and would rate this as easy based on the weather conditions. ( 75 degrees, sunny and dry.

Elizabeth Newell
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Nancy Redman-Furey
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Hiking

Very pleasant walk in the woods. Nice view from the deck of the concession at the top. In addition to beer, ice cream is available! If I had realized that the trail shared so much of the Black Cap Path I would have tried to include that too. Later noticed there is an entry for the combined summits in Alltrails that I missed.

Dave Brannstrom
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Hiking

Fun hike. Only moderate at the beginning. What no one has mentioned is that it end at a ski hill with a restaurant. Having a beer enjoying the view right now.

Paul T
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Pretty gradual trail on the way to Mount Cranmore especially after taking a right at the Black Cap/ Cranmore trail junction, it felt more downhill or relatively flat. The way back you'll have to climb back up those decents.

Ginny Rogers
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enjoyed the hike!

Jess Littlefield
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Hiking

Really enjoyed this hike. Very peaceful. Real busy however on the Black Cap Trail. Lots of people and bikes. The Cranmore Trail was a great nice walk in the woods. Beautiful view from the ski lift at the end. Great fall day for a hike.

Roy Sabo
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Hiking

easy trail. once off the black cap, pretty flat. well marked. good views of north conway from the ski slopes.

Beck Palladino
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Hiking

well marked! i would actually rate this trail as “easy” ! it was much easier than black cap and black cap is rated as “easy” and this “moderate”... it is a straight shot through the woods without much if any incline! loved the summit. can’t wait until the snack shack is open! ;) my dog and I loved this trail! enjoy! *this trail is actually a 5 mile round trip. you have to hike .7 up black cap trail just to get to the cranmore trailhead which from there is 1.8 each way.*

Rasa Rutkiene
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Loved it. An easy one. Views on the top was great! Worth every step.

Abby Luca
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lovely view! buy passes at the bottom and you can take a ski lift detour at the top

joanne tilas
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Hiking

We hiked this trail to mt cranmore and back up to black cap. nice hike

harry gulati
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Great trail little icy on the top Not the best marked trail.

Mountaineer Matt
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Hiking

Great hike! We didn't take the trail but instead we took the ski trails at Cranmore Base Lodge up and had a breathtaking view at the summit. Highly recommended!

Hunter Krebs
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Hiking

Awesome hike

Jo Gray
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Hiking

Followed this trail to Black Cap Trail Summit (2369 ft) 1.1 distance from Hurrican Mountain Rd trail entrance ( which is exactly at the 3.8 mile mark on Hurricane Mtn rd from Rte 16 in N. Conway). Great views- flat rocks at top for taking in the view and perhaps a snack.

Andrew Weber
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Trails.com has been informed that this trail is no longer open for mountain biking.

Lindsay McFarren
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Moises Blanco
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Andrea Olivieri
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Alan Whitley
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Greg Pinch
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Brinda R.
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Alexis Chase
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Jo-Ann Chittick
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Josey Payne
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Chris L
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Ray Pardy
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