Mount Success via Appalachian Trail

HARD 10 reviews

Mount Success via Appalachian Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Berlin, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

5.3 miles
1,945 feet
Out & Back


nature trips



wild flowers



Awesome but challenging hike, especially on a wet day! There is a plane crash site about a mile away from the summit. Follow the trail past the summit to the orange blazes...look carefully so you don't miss them.

17 days ago

Wonderful view at the summit was worth the hike. Definitely expect to get muddy if it has rained recently. We found this hike to be difficult to do with a leashed dog at one spot we had to pass him down some rocks and back up again, good thing he doesn’t weigh that much yet because he’s still young. Definitely bring a suitable vehicle to the trail head parking area, the logging road is quite rough. Would definitely do again to see the crash site now that we know how to get to it thanks to some fellow hikers.

rock climbing
19 days ago

This is a high quality hike- it has a decent rate of ascension (to raise your heart and breathing rate) with a fair amount of slab granite and several challenging rock climbs. The ‘hard’ rating very much applies if it were wet. A wide open top makes for great summit viewing- plenty of space to enjoy without crowding other hikers. The crash site gives perspective how hard it would for rescuers to get to people in need of help.

9 months ago

Cool hike , completed the trip to the peak and down to the DC 3 Wreck. trail was in great shape with many photo ops at the AC site and the Peak.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

We had a lot of fun on this trail, although steep at times with lots of rock face. Not a great trip on a wet day so wait a few days for it to dry out a bit. We took the little Outlook loop on the right which led to amazing views, don't do this hike without taking the outlook detour! Ate lunch at the summit then went in search of the DC3 plane which crashed on the mountain in 1954 which killed 2 of its' 7 passengers. We found the plane and took lots of pictures with it. Great hike!!! Highly Recommend!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Made it up on 23 Oct 12. Found the plane wreckage at the top of the summit, very cool hike.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016