Liberty and Claybrank Brook Loop Trail to Mount Chocorua is a 6.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Conway, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
We went up the brook trail, and down Liberty. The trails, especially Brook, are terribly marked. We got lost/turned around 3x before reaching the summit. Last week there was a new tree down blocking the path. Had to do some true bushwhacking to get through. Definitely higher difficulty than other hikes around, but that's what makes it great. The views at the top make every struggle worth it. 360 degree views.
The beginning of the trail is what i would consider moderate hiking as described. The Alltrails description is not exactly accurate though. It is not 5.1m round trip. it is at lease 3,5miles from the parking lot located below the liberty trail. It is a pretty trail that runs along the brook for the first two miles of the trail. The last mile and a half are what i would call Difficult. It was very steep slippery rock faces and technical hiking. It also doesn't end at the tallest peak. still a very pretty view but i is another .25-.5 miles of very steep rocks to get to the peak. There were a lot of leaves on the ground an it had just rained so it was extra slippery and VERY poorly marked in many places.
Gorgeous hike, seeing the summit for the first time was breath taking.
This is not a hike for kids, it is a fairly grueling hike.
The trail has lots of steep/rocky inclines, we had to stop and rest multiple times while hiking it. There are some nice level parts or gentle slopes to the trail, so it's not all uphill hiking. The trail is well defined, we had no problems following it. It is a very beautiful trail to hike and well worth all the work.
Once you go past to the Cabin there are several steep/ rocky places you have to climb to gain the summit. The summit trail is marked with faded spray paint arrows and some cairns, so it is not as easy to discern where the summit trail is at times.
Great trail. Plan for 8 miles and plenty of h2o.
Hard. Not moderate compared to other moderate rated trails. I would recommend no kids under 10
Great hike! The liberty up and the brook down.