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Moat Mountain High School Loop is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Conway, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 334 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wildlife

Snow

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A fun and easy hike with a great waterfall at the end. Be careful for Mountain Bikers.

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Reviews (72)
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Recordings (54)
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Tomas Gomez
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Hiking

Good one for kids, beaver dam, mineral hunt, etc.

Mike Scalzi
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Hiking

One mile very slight up hill trail to Mineral site from National Park lot. Lots of areas for finding Minerals. Smokey quarts Crystals.

Adam Linkov
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Hiking

Easy walk in the woods. Small stream about half way in (about 1/2 mile in) but otherwise no views. The last 2 or so miles of the drive in is dirt road and rough shoulders which is fine so long as no other cars are coming in the other direction. Otherwise it can be a little dicey trying to squeeze by. All in all it was an easy walk with the kids but nothing memorable.

Tiffany Burrows
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Not a super impressive trail no views or anything but it was a nice little walk with the family to the mineral site. My 6yr old son had a blast searching for minerals didn't find anything rare but we came back with a few cool pieces of quartz.

Tessa Rossi
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Hiking

not available. too many houses. location of trailhead was inaccessible with gps directions.

Jacquelyn Leeman
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HikingBugs

Went with our 2 year old, really buggy and like others have said, she enjoyed looking for rocks but no waterfall. It looks like the markings were updated, we had no trouble following the trail.

Jess Littlefield
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This was a nice easy walk in the woods. My son had a wonderful time looking for rocks in the mineral site. We did however turn this into an over 8mile hike by continuing to the forest road and coming back that way. By going this way we played in a waterfall. Group was 2 adults, 11year old son and 30lb dog. Will be back.

Bob Doyle
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Interesting walk because of the possibility of a cool souvenir a crystal or quartz but poorly marked trail. Weather started getting bad didn’t want to take chance of getting lost in the woods during storm so turned around.

Cory Bixler
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Hiking

Seems to be off the beaten path from most Conway trails. It’s a nice walk in the woods. But once you get to .8 mile mark “mineral site” you can go right or left. Neither trail has any of the yellow markings and the trail to the left. Which I presume would loop you back is not marked and looks like a deer path. We encountered several other families on the path also expecting a waterfall and nice view as described. We found nothing but a dried up creek bed and a lot of mosquitos. If you are looking to go mineral hunting or walk the dog it’s a good easy walk. But not very rewarding or anything to write home about. Go to Black Cap Mountain trail instead! We did it with 2 dogs and a 10 month old no problem. And what a view!

Neal Fegan
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Ignore the stars as I haven't hiked it yet. Just wanted to post a review to let you know that as of yesterday, the road to access the trail head was still closed for the season.

Lori Lori Norton
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Great little walk through the woods. Good for every level of hiker. I didn't hunt for gems today but will go back.

Jennifer Burkett
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Great hike for all skill levels!

Deb Savarese
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well marked trail, good elevation changes but I'd recommend a mosquito net hat and long pants/ sleeves, the mosquitos were fierce.

Lynn Larrison
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The trail is confusing. Tip when you get to the sign about half a mile in, don't go left no matter what it says. If you look right you'll see the blazes. If you do go left you will end up on an unmarked bike trail. Follow that around until you can make a right at an intersection. It will take you to the mineral collection site

Stacey Mitchell
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Hiking

Pretty boring trail. Well marked.

Randi Gravelle
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Great place to find some minerals!

Scott Scott Haskell
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Ok hike, signs are a little confusing so I stayed on the 379 trail I think just in and back out. I'm not from this area and didn't want to get lost.

Andrew Mccullough
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Boring. Signage was confusing. Never saw the falls.

Christopher Smith
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Great trail enjoyed by my Father and I

Deb Bouldin
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A great relaxing walk in the woods. The Old high school trail loops back to the road for a 3.3 mile hike/walk. Didnt go to mineral site this time.

Michael Siagel
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Hiking

We enjoyed this but went in the off season which meant a 1.2 mile hike from the middle of high street road to the trail head. If we could have driven to the trail head, would have given 5 stars. The hike was relaxing and easy for us and our 3 month old pup. We did not make it to the mines but did what is called the high school loop (2.1) miles. We would have spent more time finding the actual mine site if we hadn't spent 1.2 miles getting to trail head.

Anna DaSilva
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Hiking

Easy. Couldn't find the falls. The kids liked it a lot. Very hot day out hard to keep going.

David Wilcox
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Hiking

Great fun hiking ,got fooled the first time there and parked at the first spot,good hiking but not the mineral spot.Libby and I took a couple of my grandkids and found some interesting rocks but looks pretty well picked over good place to explore anyway.

Jeremy Maziarz
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Hiking

Started too late in the day (2:30p) and covered only half the distance to the mineral site. It is a nice easy hike. Watch for hidden roots and slippery leaves on the trail in the fall.

Brandon Vandal
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Hiking
First to Review

I hiked this on 5-26-12. It's a great starter hike with a great Waterfall at the end.

R Riley
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Jeffrey MacDowell
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Naijie Lin
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Nikki Coates
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Nat Xina
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