Magalloway Mountain is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pittsburg, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.2 miElevation gain862 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingForestViews
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A short little hike with incredible views! The actual fire tower is quite stable to climb and provides the best view point. Follow the side trail to the left of the tower to get an additional view. Go to Garfield Falls for a great swimming spot for the kids.

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Matt B
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Ascended in June 2020. It's a short hike that requires a (very) long drive, but you're rewarded with some spectacular outlooks. Getting here requires a lengthy trip on logging roads, so use an appropriate vehicle. Did a clockwise loop up coot and down bobcat. The coot trailhead is found at the end of the parking area, which is basically the end of the road. Short, steep climb brings you to the fire-tower, but what you really want to see is the cliff outlook, which overlooks true wilderness. If my memory serves correct, there is a well followed side path that goes beyond a building, and a short walk down will bring you to the cliff. Don't know about now, but the Bobcat trail was in very poor shape on descent due to countless blowdowns. This may not be the case now, but keep this in mind just in case.

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Alan Blanner
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we did bobcat both ways and that does add a considerable amount of time to the round trip as that is the longer path but the "easier" path. this was a bit more aggressive in pitch than i had expected and a bit muddier even on bobcat. the views at the top are fantastic and theres additional areas to walk up top. dont do this as a quick hit, take your time and enjoy it. theres picnic tables up top and an outhouse at the bottom and top. the last 3 miles of road to get to it were the most aggressive i encountered this weekend, but the town and country minivan made it without issue. i would be wary of a vehicle with a lower clearance as there were many large rocks protruding and rutting in areas.

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Rachel Lajoie
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Definitely should be rated hard

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Diana Scott
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Coot trail is very steep and muddy, would recommend going up this way. Views were amazing. Bobcat down was perfect, many downed trees. Fairly busy with people. Peak colors

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Joshua Mann
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Darleen Sarausky
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short, steep, beautiful

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Dave NH
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Rutger Hauer
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Short hike, though very steep. The trail is washed out, and could be sketchy in wet weather. Take Route 3 to Magalloway Road to get there. Be prepared for a bumpy ride.

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Schuyler Critchfield
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Ingo Mierswa
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Nice views on the top. But don’t do the loop but go up up CCW and down the same way - much nicer path. Would be 4 as out and back as described, but gave it a 3 because of the bad part of the loop.

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Angela Brennan
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Took Bobcat up and down based on previous reviews. No trees blocking trail. Steep and rocky— but the view is totally worth the effort! Road to get here is narrow, long and very bumpy— 4WD recommended. Construction currently on pit toilet and signage. Toilet is usable despite construction (though we ended our hike after workers left for the day). Tower at the top provides beautiful 360 views but sways in the wind- good to know if you’re scared of heights. Narrow trails at top to a couple other gorgeous viewpoints are worth exploring especially if you don’t go up the tower. Hiked with 2 kids, 2 dogs.

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Denise Doucet
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Walking

Nice short but fairly steep trail up, a bit of slippery mud and loose rock from them doing work on the trail. took the loop down which had a few recent blow downs but a much better trail down! Happy Hiking

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Marissa Gadapee
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Great short hike. Cool trail is a little slick but would go Coot up and Bob cat down. Beautiful views!

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Sonya McTeague
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Great hike! Gradual incline most of the way up with some leveled out times. We went up Coot trail by accident (no signage at parking as it’s being upgraded). It was a very steep, rocky, mud climb. It was a clear day, amazing views from the fire tower and side trail to the cliff. We came down Bobcat, I’d recommend going up bobcat for a moderate hike! Definitely worth the 30 min drive on the diet logging road. Don’t bring a small car!

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Brian Pratt
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Joe Afonso
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BRIAN Moore
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Jocelyn Vien
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The views are great! I HIGHLY suggest taking the Bobcat trail up, the Coot trail is smoothed our, muddy, and very sketchy.

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Laurent SOUBIELLE
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Tim Cardot
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Hiked this on 8/28. As others have said, the road is the hardest part, and scary when a logging truck come flying around a corner at you - taking up the whole road - go slow. The main trail was recently cleared - apparently to install some cell tower equipment at the top. Unless you have a strong desire to hike 4 abreast. I would definitely recommend the Bobcat trail (both ways) instead - it is less steep, less muddy, and much more pleasant - just narrower. The start of the Bobcat trail is near the entrance to the parking lot, and not well marked. The parking lot was just re-graded so the Bobcat trail head had a small 2x6 bd across the drainage swale, it looked like a sign for the Bobcat will be going up soon.

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Yvette Cendes
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Steven Brook
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HikingGreat!Muddy

GREAT VIEW FROM TOWER. BUT THE BEST VIEWS ARE FROM THE SPUR GOING OFF THE SIDE OF MT. CLIFF FACE WAS RED IN COLOR LIKE OUT WEST, VERY COOL SPOT.

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Minda Shaheen
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Went up the logging road and down the Bobcat trail (clockwise loop), and the logging road was fairly muddy and not at all scenic. At the top, we were surrounded by clouds, so have no idea what the views might have been like, so definitely recommend going on a totally clear forecast day. The Bobcat trail down was very nice, narrow, and enjoyable. Next time, we'll check the weather radar first, and skip the roadway up.

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