Liberty and Claybrank Brook Loop Trail to Mount Chocorua

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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.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2660 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

hiking
22 hours ago

Up Liberty and down Brook. Great hike with amazing views up top. Damp due to recent rainfall. Bring bug spray!

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7 days ago

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11 days ago

bugs were so bad i was up and down Liberty in 4.25. better off to pick a windy-ish day. views were spectacular nonetheless.

hiking
16 days ago

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26 days ago

Loved going up Liberty trail, well visible where trail was. Views on top as always so rewarding. we went down Brook Trail. it was a bit challenging do to steep smooth and very wet rock ledges. Once past them a beautiful trail along the brook with many crossing. Overall fantastic hike.

27 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Hiked up Liberty and down Brooke. Liberty going up was pretty easy. We had 9 year old and dog with us. All good. Easy to follow because clear path. From cabin to peak was a challenge because of rock face and the dog. Gorgeous views even before summit so wouldn't have been bad to turn around and not summit but...bagged it. Opted to come down Brooke. Initially it was close to treacherous, minimal blazes and lots of rock faces. Since it rained day prior this made for slick travels. But then Brooke becomes great! In the end, I would go up Brooke (knowing towards top it might be tricky to find way and if there were downed trees it would be even trickier)...just go up. I'd then go down liberty. Best part of the trip for us was the crew of young adults who came up behind us and then hiked with us. Most gracious, thoughtful and down right lovely crew I've met in awhile. Thank you to them for their support and company! My nine year old hauled a** with you on the trail, a blessing!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. As several other reviewers have noted the Liberty Trail is quite poorly blazed. In fact I don't believe I saw any real blazes until I reached the cabin about 0.5 miles from the summit. The good news is that the trail is easy to follow; there are little to no offshoots to other trails so just stay following the wide path that looks like it goes up the mountain and you'll eventually reach the top. After the cabin there are faintly pained blue arrows and yellow stripes that help guide you to the top. Took me 2.5 hours to summit and about 2 hours to return to my car. Worth the hike, as there are 360 degree views at the top. On clear days you can see Mt Washington off in the distance.

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1 month ago

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hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

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