Hibbard Mountain and Mount Wonalancet is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wonalancet, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.6 miElevation gain2,211 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashBackpackingCampingHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeRocky
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Though there are few view points along this hike, the few are excellent and the hike is nice. Fairly moderate going up the Old Mast Road, but it gets steeper once you turn on to the Walden Trail. Don't miss the short side trail to the view point near the summit of the horn, before the intersection with the Wonalancet Range Trail. Pretty buggy throughout, especially at lower elevations, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Damian Gray
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HikingSnow

Hiked on 02/13/21 Trail was well established and packed up until about 2.5 miles up on Walden Trail, mid-way between the two ascents on the relatively flat portion between. Leading up to and on the side trail for the view point, there was no trail at all. Without snow shoes, this trail will be agony for anyone trying it until either others pack it in or the snow recedes. I'm 5'11" and I was up to my waste trying to reach the view point... I did not go further than the view point, turned-back due to the post-holing so I'm unsure if the other side of the loop is better established. Spikes was more than enough for traction but don't forget your gators, you will regret hiking this trail without them

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Emily Cohler
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Hiking

Hiked 1/9/21. A few inches of powdery snow on the trail. Mostly packed down but some areas of mashed potatoes. Just micro spikes were perfectly adequate but snowshoes would have been nice for some sections. Great hike overall!

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rebekah f
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Hiking

This trail has some decent rock scrambling. There is one trickier scramble on the east side of Hubbard coming down the Walden trail. Overall I felt going clockwise on this trail was the best. Don't skip Wonalancet - and the views are on the side trails so don't skip them either - especially the one at the western side (short trail to the right) and far eastern side (unworn almost invisible trail to the left) of Hubbard.

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Tom Fouts
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HikingBlowdownRockyScramble

Steady grade that will burn off that French toast quickly. Don’t skip Wonalancet just to check Hibbard off the list- the view you miss on Wona by taking the shortcut will not be rewarded on Hibbard.

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Brian Ray
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Michael Amato
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Great, not many people. The few views were well worth this nice day hike. 6.68 miles.

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Chris Elliot
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HikingBugsRocky

I clocked it as 6 miles. Did Wonalancet Ridge then Walden and Old Mast. Both ways have some steep descents but doing Old Mast last is a gentle way to end hike. Trekking poles recommended. Best lunch spot is view just before Hibbard summit off side trail

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James Arn
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Hiking

Nice Hike with relatively few view points, though the ones that are there are excellent. Fairly moderate going up the Old Mast Road trail but gets steeper once you turn on to the Walden trail. Don't miss the short side trail to the view point near the summit of the horn, before the intersection with the Wonalancet Range Trail. Pretty buggy throughout, especially at lower elevations, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Michelle Baum
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Hiking

Views blocked by trees so slightly disappointing. Also was NOT moderate! Very difficult hike with steep climbs and descents on rocks. Rock climbing at some points! Very fun but not for the faint of heart. Also was more like 6.4 miles. Plan accordingly. Might be 4-5 hours. All around fun adventurous hike.

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Danielle Oaks
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Hiking

Great trail. Incredibly varied terrain. Some parts were quite steep. I wished I brought poles for the steep downhill sections off Wonalancet. This is a less popular trail than some of the others in the area but very worthwhile. No snow left. Overall a really enjoyable trail.

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Will Allen
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HikingSnow

Great hike! Pretty good amount of snow once you get up to the ridge, lot of pole holing so we didn’t make it all the way up. We’ll be back in the summer! Our golden Ranger did well even on some pretty steep scrambles.

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Janice He
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Hiked 5/2/2020. Still covered in about 2 feet of snow once above about 2000 feet, but not very icy. We did it without spikes (we accidentally forgot them at home and didn’t realize it until we were well on our way) but spikes would definitely be useful and we would have used them if we had them. Most of the trail was very moderate and most of the descent is along what looks like a cross country ski trail. There were, however, a couple of short very steep sections—but plenty of good hand holds—so not technically challenging but maybe not good for dogs, little kids, elderly folks. A couple of view points, but overall the summit of both Hibbard and Wonalancet are tree covered and not much by way of good views.

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Elise Capodilupo
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HikingIcySnow

fun, and more steep than mentioned.challenging hike. would not rate as a moderate simply because of the snow and ice conditions, would rate it as a little more than moderate only because it would be hard to enjoy without the right gear(microspikes needed). it took us about 5 hours with a handful of short breaks inbetween. didnt see much of a view at all, we ended up taking the short cut back instead of doing the out and back. shortcut route was nice, lots of sun on that side and green foliage on the trees and rocks, walking mostly on leaves and dry ground very relaxing. and most of the snow and ice is gone on that side. overall, fun! might not do again, but glad to have had checked it off the list! PS: brought my pitbull companion, he is a seasoned hiker and didnt have any problems on route.

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Mat Silva
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Hiking

Much more steep than we expected. Very snowy right now which made parts very challenging. The trail markings were great.

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Krystle Sprei
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Laura Allen
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HikingRockyScramble

Nice view from open rocky area on the way down the first peak. A bit tough for kids on the way down the second peak, a lot of leaves cover loose rocks in the fall. Lots of different terrain though.

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Ethan Scribner
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Hiking

Nice hike. Took us about 5 hours with a few short breaks. Trees obscured most of the views on the way up, but on the way down there was a large rocky area with an amazing view. There was a nice breeze, very few bugs. We only saw one animal the entire time, a bird. At the top when the breeze died down, it was absolutely quiet. Enjoyable hike.

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Gary Carv
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Hiking

pretty on the front south side of Wonalancet. beautiful pines and steep inclines. tough in spots but moderate listing is dead on. not many bugs. Super quiet. great look at the back of the Tripyramids and top of Chocorua. all in all very enjoyable.

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Christoph Teubner
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Not the greatest view since the peak is in the woods but there is a rock clearing shortly under the peak with a great view out south-east.

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Lee Penzarella
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Leah cappellucci
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lyric simoglou
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Michael and Nicole Keirstead
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