Mount Paugus Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Conway, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,093 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

blowdown

hiking
1 month ago

Parked across from trail entrance at brook path lot. It was raining in the morning so everything was very slippery. I do not suggest this trail on a rainy day or within 2 days of rain really. We went up big rick cave trail to view the cases which were awesome BuT the trail up old Paugus trail was treacherous due to non existent trail markings. We were rewarded for our rough hike through those woods with beautiful peaks at the top of Paugus. These peaks continued along the Lawrence trail. Coming down Lawrence to cabin trail was a good move, well marked others than one miss of a sign we were at kelly trail junction and had to turn back to find the cabin trail. If you don’t want to see the caves which were awesome you would find an easier trip up and back using cabin to Lawrence only

rock climbing
1 month ago

Hiked Big Rock Cave Trail to Old Paugus, back down Cabin Trail. The steep section of Old Paugus is poorly marked, so if you find you are trying to scale a very large boulder at the top of the section, you went too far, and will find no trail at the top. The lack of trail blazes and outdated/limited signage made this seem more like a test than a hike. My opinion, I’d make this two separate hikes- one for the Big Rock cave, a second one using the Cabin Trail to reach the summit. Big rock cave is impressive.

hiking
1 month ago

GREAT LOOP TRAIL. YOU CAN TELL IT ISN'T USED MUCH. ONLY MEET TWO OTHERS ON WHOLE HIKE. VERY STEEP TOWARDS TOP 3/4'S. GREAT VIEW OF PASSACONWAY AND WHITEFACE. WITH VIEWS OF CHOCORUA ON THE WAY DOWN. WHICH IS WHERE THE CROWD IS IN THE AREA.

hiking
4 months ago

There are two areas to park to do this hike (depending on the trail you want to start with); about a half mile from each other. They are labeled but there is no defined parking area at either so you have to be on the lookout for them, and then park on the side of the road. The trails go right through the yards of some properties, but it is clearly labeled where to go to stay on the trail. Overall the hike is very woodsy, not nearly as rocky as others in the area. The trail can be extremely narrow and not well labeled at times and it certainly does not seem to be hiked very often (I saw no one on the trails nor any other cars at the trailhead before or after). There are a few points that offer views, primarily to the west and south, but there are also many trees obstructing full views. The “summit” (the highest point on the trail anyway) offers slight views but is generally unimpressive. I turned this hike into a 9 mile round trip starting on Bickford Trail and then after reaching the summit continued on and took Cabin Trail down. The hike itself was not terribly rigorous. Much of the hike up was fairly flat and, when it wasn’t, there was seldom a challenging elevation gain. I didn’t see any animals more interesting than a fawn, but there was plenty of evidence of moose and bear.

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Don't go to Mt. Mexico road as there is no trailhead located there as the map indicates. You need to park on 113A at the big rock cave or cabin trailhead both start at the same place. The loop trail is about 7.5 miles following the route we took. About 2500 feet of elevation gain total. All Trails is not accurate so if your following the map there are trails that don't appear on the app. And also it looks like your off trail most of the time. All trails have blue blazes on them and some are few and far between. The views to the south and west are nice near the top. Nice trails look lightly traveled.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

very beautiful Trail the forest changed from pines to beautiful beach nut trees back to pines beautiful rolling Falls throughout the entire wilderness the end had a very steep climb to a trail that ended with no views only disappointed about that the rest of the trail was absolutely beautiful

Sunday, June 11, 2017

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016