Mount Cardigan Loop Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews

Mount Cardigan Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Canaan, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles 1250 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

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15 days ago

I love fire towers. This was a great hike with a great view at the top. Check out my trip report with photos and some things to look out for.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/cardiganfiretower

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1 month ago

Perfect Sunday hike. We did an out-and-back on West Ridge Trail - it was blowing pretty hard at the top so we didn't try to find South Ridge for the full loop. Will definitely come back in the warmer weather and check out more of the trail system in this park. Loved it.

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4 months ago

We do this hike every year. Always a great time! Our dogs love it.

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4 months ago

well-marked , well-maintained trail. Absolutely stunning views from the top

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4 months ago

Great trail with some minor challenge. Hiked in the end of October so the scenery was amazing. Started out with beautiful fall colors and turned to fresh snow covered trees. Little icy near the summit when the rock slabs become a little more flat. It was also crazy windy so we stopped a little short of the fire tower.

5 months ago

Great trail well marked. Dog loved it

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

It was great...great view, great trail...

5 months ago

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5 months ago

A New England classic and perfect if you are in the area and have limited time. Great views and enough steep bits to get a bit of exercise. Heavily used and parking lot can get crowded. Watch for the Dartmouth kids running up it.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Great times going with my 2 huskies up/down west ridge trail. Beautiful view once we got to the summit. Gets really chilly at the top so make sure you're prepared.

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6 months ago

Great Hike. I took west ridge up and down, then back up south ridge and down west. Its a steady hike but not too difficult at all. west ridge trail is a bit easier than the south. Great views on a bare large summit

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