Drakes Brook Trail to Jennings Peak

MODERATE 36 reviews

Drakes Brook Trail to Jennings Peak is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Campton, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2024 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wild flowers

4 months ago

Short but sweet. Hiking along stream for maybe 1/4-1/3 of trail. Beautiful view at summit. Best part? Ran into only one other person - no Chocorua traffic jams here :-)

7 months ago

loved the scramble and the river crossing

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Loved it! Beautiful trail. Make it a loop and it takes you by water falls and across scrambles

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

A good hike with several steeps. Took Sandwich Mt trail past Noon Peak and up to Mt Jennings. Hiked Drakes trail down. Lots of toads today!

hiking
Monday, June 06, 2016

You must cross the brook to continue on this trail.

I ascended via the Jennings Peak Trail. This is a beautiful (relatively steep & rocky) trail with some scramble / climbing required.
Jennings Peak has excellent views.
I opted to extend this loop by including Sandwich Mountain. The trail to Sandwich is similar to the rest of Jennings Peak Trail. The summit has limited but very nice views to the north. This is a good place to eat a sandwich.
I backtracked from Sandwich and descended via Drakes Brook Trail. I found this route to be a gentle, gradual descent (relative to Jennings Peak Trail).

You must cross the brook to finish this trail.

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Great hike! Highly recommend!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Nice hike, but steep in spots - spikes needed in mid-late spring. Great vista of east and north to Presidentials, just after you reach the ridge. Overall, not a challenging hike but one that will get you to the pub quickly.

trail running
Sunday, December 13, 2015

What a great trail. Not being from the area I wanted to do a trail run, but there was no running this thing. Power hiked counter-clockwise and managed some running in the down hill. Amazing scenery. I'd do this again but would prepare for a hike, not a run. Still a great workout!

hiking
Friday, June 13, 2014

Great trail! A small stream is crossed early on and at the end of the hike, so be prepared. We went on a rainy day and the trail and stream made this a very moderate trail! The up side of the trail is very steep, but the vistas are outstanding! It took us just under 4 hours, and was a great time!

hiking
Saturday, August 18, 2012

Very nice easy walk. Pretty pond. Nothing to see at red bench overlook

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Great moderate trail. Plenty of views. Well marked. A few good scrambles!

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