Moat Mountain Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Moat Mountain Trail is a 7.9 mile out and back trail located near Bartlett, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,250 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

waterfall

Directions from Conway, NH: Travel 2-3 miles west on Dugway Road to reach the southern terminus. (Farther west on Dugway, the covered bridge is closed each year November to May.) Northern access is off West Side Road in the town of North Conway.

1 day ago

Great hike with awesome views! Did counterclockwise loop up Moat Trail and down Red Ridge. Didn’t see anyone the entire time until I got back to Diana’s Bath.

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5 days ago

Hiked this as an out/back from the parking lot to North Moat. The bottom 2+ is a walk in the park; the middle steps up the elevation gain, and the top 1/3 can be challenging, but the whole trip down will be challenging, if it’s wet, which it was. No other hikers were seen during the whole trip, due to less than perfect hiking weather.

1 month ago

This trail is definitely not a 7.9, but it is beautiful. I’m older so I couldn’t make it past 10 miles, but I’m sure anyone in better shape could do it. I’d have to say the uphill grade really makes this the high end of moderate, closer to hard. All in all, a fabulous day of hiking for us!

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1 month ago

It started at Diana’s Bath, then became a nine mile hike. I loved every minute of it. Got some great pictures during the hike.

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1 month ago

Hardest hike I’ve ever done but the view is worth it. I personally wouldn’t consider this moderate. Didn’t run into many people which made it even better.

2 months ago

Ran/fast packed this one. Awesome views. The 360 views at the peak are excellent. It is quite grueling. A lot of up in the middle miles.

2 months ago

Went from Diana’s Baths to top of North Moat and back - be careful this is a 10.7 mile round trip hike, not 7.9 as advertised. The 7.9 takes you to the bottom of where the steeps really start. Definitely worth the extra hour as the views are fantastic once you are at the actual top.

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4 months ago

Great day to climb North moat today. Weather was warm but needed spikes or snow shoes to get through ice and snow. Beautiful view from the top. Worth to effort. Can't wait to try it again this summer.

10 months ago

Hikes on 10/06/2017 started up South Moat from Passaconaway Rd..at first it was raining and as I made South summit it stopped...the view was spectacular...I went on to Middle Moat which is a short distance...from there I continued to North Moat...the sign to North is a little confusing but stay left...after climbing some rock walls( not hard) I came to an amazing view of the Notches...caught a rainbow over them...the only thing I didn't like was the descend down North Moat...steep all the way until you come to Lucy Brook...overall...I would do it again....great hike

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

The weather didn't cooperate with us to have clear views but the views we did have were worth it. A couple of spots with slick granite but otherwise a challenging but doable hike for beginners that are at least in decent shape.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Moan loop. Hard. 10 hours.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fairly easy trail past Diana's Bath, but very few trail markers going UP the mountain. I noticed them all on my way down, though.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

we took the loop, thinking it would be amazing. the views were great, but the beginning of the trail after Dianas Baths is difficult to follow. Not the best marked, and because of all the connecting trails on the back of The nearby ledges, easy to get sidetracked.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Definitely a rigorous climb up to the South Moat. Fantastic views at the top.

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Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Me, My Wife, my 3 year old and my 7 year old started at the Diana's bath trail head. It's a fairly large parking area. There is a bathroom in the Parking lot. From there it's a very well groomed path out to Diana's bath. Nice bridges and walkways all the way in. Diana's bath has a small picnic area, with several levels of natural falls and pools. Wonderful place to take children, but be warned, you must supervise your children, it's easy for them to slip on the rock with the moving water. From Diana's bath the trail appears to get more difficult and rustic, but we did not attempt it. Our goal was the 3/4 mile walk out to Diana's Bath.

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Saturday, May 09, 2015

The Moat Mountain Trail, which traverses North, Middle, and South Moat Mountain peaks, provides spectacular views of the area. Yesterday was pretty clear and got great views of the White Mountains. I started at Diana's Bath trailhead, which starts out very nice looking. Once you get to Diana's Baths, the trail turns from a nicely groomed path to something a little less groomed. The marking on the trail wasn't great until you get towards the upward sloping towards the North Peak. There was some snow left over until about 2500ft or so, but nothing impassible with existing traction. North Moat offers great views. Between there and South Moat lies Middle Moat, which is more of a secondary peak to North, the views from Middle are nice but nothing compared to the other two. South Moat offers some nice panoramic views of the region. Downward slope from south is challenging with some steep ledges that make you need to take your time to descend. This is doable with a dog, but i would advise to hike with others to help the pup with these ledges. The trail wraps up in what is currently a small logging area, which was not active when I was there. Last half to quarter mile runs parallel to the logging access road.

All in alla nice but challenging hike. The views make it worth it, in my opinion.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Started at the Diane's bath trail head proceeded to a yellow marker then continued up toward moat mountain. Waterproof / gore-tex boots a must. The very last stretch before the summit extremely steep, plain rock covered with ice. I had to return at this point cos potential descend from there might have been deadly. Definitely great hike for any summer day. Once it's freezing think twice taking it. There are quiet a few creek passes which for many may be impassable. A good hike for two when they could assist each other. The first, I guess half mile, to the "bath" is park-like path. Wheelchair accessible ( looks like) I was about to look for the lamp posts around there. Once you pass the sign for moat mountain you can forget about easy ....

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