Five Fingers Squam Lake Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Five Fingers Squam Lake Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Holderness, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

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2 months ago

Beautiful, easy trail along the lake. There are several places to stop and swim along the way. Doggo and I give it 5 stars!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Opportunity to swim on this hike. Wintergreens & blueberries when in season.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect trail for a hike and picnic.

There is only a small parking area and it shares it with another trail. be careful about where you park. The local residents apprently arnt pleased aboutits popularity. I got a parking ticket.

Beyond that this is a fairly easy hike. The first mile has the only elevation gain and after that its a trip around the peninsula. There is a large sign marking the UNH conservation land. There are 2 or 3 sandy beaches to swim from and a larger flat rock beach towards the middle. This was the largest waypoint.

if it werent for the parking issues. I would rate this 5 stars.

I fought my ticket and had it rescinded. The local police department told me the town is working on better parking accommodations.

Also don't be fearful of the crowds at the trailhead. They are almost all heading for the other trail. We only ran into 3 or 4 other groups on five fingers.

4 months ago