Mount Cube via the Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

Mount Cube via the Appalachian Trail is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Orford, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2125 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

7 days ago

awesome hike, great view

7 days ago

One of the wonderful hikes in the lesser known western white mountains. A strenuous hike, but not too difficult for the payoff of great views.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail was washed out in many places so slowed us down a bit but just as well because this was a hard hike! The views at the top were spectacular and definitely worth the hike. The last 45 minutes of the hike back down we had to listen to very loud music from the summer camp across from the trailhead :(

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

A bit muddy this time of year but the view is amazing.

hiking
3 months ago

Took us about 2 and a half hours to reach the top. The first half of the hike is a steady incline and then after that it's a bit more difficult. Throughout you cross about 15 streams...one of which is much larger than the rest so be prepared to hop across some rocks! Very quiet, we only saw 3 other people. We went to the north peak which had great views of Moosilauke and we could see the windmills in Plymouth region. Probably could have seen even further another time but it was a cloudy day.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Love the trail and the view from on top is amazing

hiking
10 months ago

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11 months ago

Monday, August 01, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

I would say this is more of a moderate level trail. It has a long lead in before you begin climbing, but the climb itself slowly ascends with a couple of switchbacks.

hiking
Saturday, April 25, 2015

snowshoeing
Monday, March 24, 2014

yes extremely easy if the trail is broken but if its not it is one of the more challenging 3000 footers to do during winter in the Hanover area. first two miles is very deceiving very gentle increase in elevation, then after the second brook crossing it gets much steeper offering views of Mt. Moosilauke. roughly half a mile before the main summit there is a spur trail to your right that leads to the North summit. mild views at the main summit, the extra half mile to the North peak offers the better views of Moosilauke and Smarts. bring lots of food and water if breaking trail after a storm here, the powder was deep and fluffy!

hiking
Sunday, December 08, 2013

Excellent hike in winter! Very easy to follow and covered by trees...offers great views on top!

hiking
Saturday, July 13, 2013