Mount Major and Brook Trail Loop

MODERATE 637 reviews
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Mount Major and Brook Trail Loop is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Alton Bay, 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.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1122 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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18 days ago

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24 days ago

Brook trail got icier the higher up you went. Stick to the edges and you will be okay. Be sure to bring an extra pair of socks in case you slip and step onto water (like I did.. a few times). Higher up the trail, more boulders and rocks so be mindful - ankle support is key.

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28 days ago

1 month ago

Great trail. Moderate effort. Roundtrip took about 3 hrs. We took the brook trail (yellow) up and boulder (orange) trail down. Weather was great. Cool but only a little bit of wind. Make sure you have good boots. Lots of rocks and boulders so you could easily twist an ankle. Also, ice is starting to appear on the brook trail but boulder was dry. Great views of the lake at the top of Mt Major. Will be back to do the range trail.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Brook trail is my least favorite as the brook tends to impede the trail throughout. I recommend blue and orange instead

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Starts out easy enough with a bit of rocky, steep, terrain. Wear ankle support. Fantastic views.

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1 month ago

Hiked up to the summit with my husband and dog. My husband had some issues with the more steep areas but my dog and I managed to make it up and down just fine, with my husband tagging along behind us. The hike to the summit and back down took us about 3 hours.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Overall one of my favorite hikes. Went today and even though it drizzled on the way up and poured on the way down the differing terrain types and amazing views throughout made everything worth it. Be careful stepping up as some parts are heavy with large rock formations.

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1 month ago

Went up the blue trail. It was quite rocky with little stones for the first bit - kind of an ankle roller. After that it was great!

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1 month ago

Hiked on 9/23 and 10/7. Went Blue up and Orange down both times. Both days were very warm therefore the crowds came out but the trails were not heavily trafficked. Easy hike - "normal" walking pace took us 45 minutes up. Great view!

1 month ago

This is my favorite mt. to hike! Well marked and a great hike, especially in Oct. soo beautiful

1 month ago