Mount Shaw & Black Snout

MODERATE 43 reviews

Mount Shaw & Black Snout is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Melvin Village, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2286 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

snow

washed out

hiking
3 days ago

The parking area is very small and not labeled as trail parking. The first half mile has a couple forks in the trail and no clear indication of the right path to take. However they appear to loop back with one another anyway, and most of the trail after that is labeled well with red blazes. Can be a little slippery in October as leaves are blanketing the whole trail. Much of the trail follows a stream which sounds lovely. The ascent is very gradual the first 2 miles and overall isn't very rigorous.

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing views from both Shaw & Black Snout peaks. Good Moderate hike. Short steep part.

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22 days ago

The trail is narrow and steep at some parts, but it is manageable for people who don't hike mountains regularly.I went on a Saturday in mid September and we only saw 4 groups during our hike, and it was pretty quiet in the woods and there a lot of berries and great views of the lakes from Black Snout and the white mountains from Shaw. We did see a baby bear on our way in too, but it wasn't with its mother and ran away when it saw us.

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1 month ago

awesome hike, peaked Shaw as the fog was burning off. then went to Blacksnout. great views at both highly recomended.

hiking
1 month ago

more challenging than advertised especially on the descent. from Mt Shaw take the time to hike over to Black Snout and then on to Tate Mt. Follow the blue markings down from there. a steep descent for the first part then leveling off to Tate. From there you have to watch for the green and red markings for the Italian Trail which will take you back to the parking area.

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1 month ago

The flies remind me of 'Nam

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6 months ago

We had a great day for this climb . Starting out was a little confusing , you have to work your way through the logging road . Keeping the river on your left until you get to the conservation sign, About .4 miles .
We followed the red dot marked trail , it comes to an end at the small river . You will have to cross this and pick it up again . It's clearly marked all the way to the sign where the trails come to a T. The summit was well worth the hike !!

hiking
8 months ago