Mount Crescent Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Randolph, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length3.1 miElevation gain1,423 ftRoute typeLoop
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Ben Greer
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Snow is still 2 feet deep from north view to south view.

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Richelle Greer
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Nice climb and a beautiful day!

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Kate Harris
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FYI No parking here in the winter. Was planning on hiking per a recommendation but it was residential and the sides of the road were too snowy to park.

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Leslie Fox
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Nancy Annis
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Christie Girouard
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This is a gorgeous hike, once we found the trail head. The parking area is all the way at the end of Randolph Hill Rd which turns from pavement to dirt. Plenty of streams for dogs to have a water break. The trail is well maintained, blazed, and easy to follow. All intersections clearly marked with signage.

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donna cusick
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Nice hike and views. Several blow downs on the ridge between the mountains.

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CodeConsole VR
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Such a bad trail. Don’t go on the right side. It’s super steep and was near a cliff. Like literally, if you slip you fall off a cliff. I do not recommend it even to an avid hiker.

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Lauren Harrison
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Really gorgeous views up on the loop. Saw signs of bear and moose. The seven year old was stung by yellow jackets six times. We went counterclockwise on the loop and the nest was just at a steep bit. He is happy now to have the story. Quite a scramble on bits of the loop! But the grownups loved it.

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Tess Letarte
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Richard Umiker
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Bryan Fauteux
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Great hike. Be careful if you go right at the loop. There’s a lot of hornets nests

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Summer Bradley
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Was nice until we got attacked by hornets or wasps

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Matthew Brightman
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Was looking for a warmup on a trail with few people (covid concerns). I chose Ledge trail to Pasture path. Never saw another person - but did see a bear! I was about halfway across Pasture path, and she was about 75 feet in front of me. I just saw this black thing spin around and run away from me. So I of course turned around and went back where I came from. I made more noise after that. They say they are more afraid of you than you are of them - but I'm not so sure about that! Anyway, the trail seemed less frequented by others in the area. Was a bit more buggy - needed my net.

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Lacey Delano
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I waited to get to the south lookout for lunch and boy am I glad. Great view of Washington! Kinda buggy but it’s NH. Invest in some Bens Bug Spray and you’ll be fine. Great hike, would do again

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Mandi Brown
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Definitely need snowshoes for this trail. It is not packed down. When you get to the split where the ridge trail forks to the right, the snow is 2 feet deep in parts. The trail was easy to follow and well marked with bright orange blazes on the trees. Definitely a great workout in the snow for myself and dog. Got to a point half mile from the top where it was just too steep and snow too deep to continue with my dog to the summit so we decided it best to turn around. Very pretty woods.

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Theresa Zook
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Different dynamics with 2-4” snow. Beautiful with snow on trees but easier to lose trail

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Dennis Keating
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The peek trail, which starts at the parking lot and soon joins the Mt Crescent Trail, is overgrown in parts, covered with leaves and sticks. Once you get higher, the trail offers some lush greens and great views, both north and south.

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Cassandra Lanno
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We parked a little ways past the trailhead this map indicates, as we weren’t sure if we were entering private property a little ways up the street. Right before a pump repair building there’s another sign for the mount crescent trail w a sign that says “Hikers please park here”. The trail itself was good; we went up the ridge trail and down the mount crescent trail. Both the north and south viewpoints justified doing the loop, but I didn’t love the mount crescent trail and it was a little more overgrown. Slippery ground cover on both, lot of spiderwebs and scat. Nice mild hike, except the last .4 miles or so. shorter day. Would recommend.

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Mara Sievers
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This is a nice short hike with step sections on both sides near the top. Two great outlooks. Totally worth it if you don’t have much time or want to build up to the 4,000 footers. Cheers!

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Léa Cross
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BRIAN Moore
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Casey Fauteux
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