North Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 89 reviews
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North Mountain Loop Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Deerfield, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
862 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
3 days ago

A nice quiet, lightly traveled 4 mile hike. My wife and I elected to start up North Mountain Trail, tackling the climb portion first, then come around via Boulder and bring it home via the North Mt Bypass. The 4 mile hike took us novices 2.5 hours, most during the climb section, with a few stops. It is definitely buggy. Fortunately we paid attention to the warnings and lathered up in bug spray. Not much scenery even at the peak of North Mt. Might be better during foliage season.

8 days ago

This hike was pretty long and buggy. The day we did it was extra humid so that probably had something to do with it, but it was well marked with lots of interesting changes in terrain which made up for some of the extra length

hiking
29 days ago

Great first hike for my 11 week old pup.

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful hike! Views were amazing! It’s amazing to be so close to the city yet feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Besides the beauty of nature....we saw kids learning how to rock climb, horseback riders, and more advanced kids rock climbing. Saw beautiful ponds and huge boulders with caves. What a great day! Will definitely be back to try out some other trails.

2 months ago

Not the greatest views but a nice maintenanced trail

hiking
3 months ago

Did the out and back trip back on March 6th. Great conditions that day. Someone has been up there in the past few months, as I found the trail had been re-blazed. No way anyone can get lost now. Anyone been up there in the past week or so? If so, any snow/ice left? Looking to do an out and back again.

hiking
4 months ago

Really great trail. Loved the views and boulders. Was slippery coming down the mountain. Lots of ice even though it was 72 degrees out. Easy to follow, well marked.

hiking
8 months ago

Took me 2 hrs 15 min to complete loop. After storm there were lots of trees down. First half of loop (going clockwise) is a bit more challenging to find footing. Second half easy walking on old road. Lots of leaves on ground in fall made it a bit slippery. Boulder field at the far end of the loop.

hiking
8 months ago

BEAUTIFUL, well marked trail with challenging terrain. One of my favorite trails to date.

8 months ago

Great hike. The boulders are amazing!!!

10 months ago

Great trail loop around north mtn. Did it with my dog and she had fun climbing up the boulders. Some places aren't particularly well marked but overall a great place to wander.

hiking
11 months ago

this was a good first hike and the views were beautiful

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Nice trail, markers were a bit inconsistent so it's easy to get turned around on some private property, better trail marking would have made this a better experience for sure. Other than that this was a nice hike, not too high up so views are still a bit obstructed by the trees but a fun loop – good workout.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Great trail beautiful place black flies where horrible the trail porky marked ended up doing nearly 10 miles due to no signs on trails.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Love this trail - great area to explore. You can add on or shorten length of trip easily. Just make sure you have a map because there are LOTS of intersecting trails.

The Boulder field is incredible.

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

great hike. I'm recovering from foot surgery and am slowly getting back into hiking.

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Great hike! Summited and then hiked back down due to time constraints. Recommend microspikes or snowshoes in the winter, trekking poles at the very least!

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Beautiful hike on a beautiful early fall day. Took Boulder Trail by accident instead of heading over to the Bypass road, because trail is not well marked at that point. But all's well that ends well. Ended up taking Boulder Trail to Round Pond Road, up the dirt auto road (Collins Rd) then finally back to North Mt. Bypass to finish the marked hike. Probably made this a 7 mile hike. I recommend the excursion because the ponds are beautiful.

walking
Thursday, October 06, 2016

As a beginner I thought the trail was definitely moderate. Hard at times mainly the beginning. We did find ourselves off the trail a few times and had to back track. The trail is poorly marked in spots. I can't wait to do it again!

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Nice combination of easy and moderate. Well marked. Limited vistas.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

The trail was a bit difficult in the beginning but overall a great hike!! Trail is well maintained. It was well marked for about 2/3 of the way. It's was a good thing we had the map from this app parts of the trail. We would definitely do this one again.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Great Trail! Some mildly challenging obstacles both nothing to difficult and the first 3/4 of the trail was very well marked, in fact it seemed to be remarked very recently. The last 1/4 or so the m marking became a little scarce, but the All Trails map guided me perfectly!

hiking
Thursday, June 16, 2016

was a decent walk with the wife and two pups

hiking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

I would call this easy, not moderate. There's some cool foliage but are we talking about the same summit here?? The views aren't that good... and I don't think it's really challenging at all for someone who's in at all decent shape. It was worth going once, but I may not go again.

hiking
Monday, April 11, 2016

Excellent hike. Some steep parts on either side of the ridge, so get a good workout in. We came in from Round Pond to Boulder to the North Mountain Loop and back for a total of 7 3/4 miles.

Great views from the summit. Our 10 year old Lab had no problems with any of the hike.

cross country skiing
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hard to navigate

hiking
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nice climb good views. Good place to get the rust off.

hiking
Friday, August 28, 2015

This is a great hike! It is longer then 4 miles and you need to pay attention to the maps because the other trails can lead you back faster - or longer. We had a great time and will do it again!!

walking
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The top of this one has a great view! Lots of fun, not to hard

hiking
Thursday, April 17, 2014

The full North Mountain loop is longer than 4 miles. I started and ended at the Reservation Road gate and followed the white trail markers. The park map (off the NH SP website) was a little confusing to follow at certain points so my mileage was increased due to a few turnarounds. In order to complete the loop, when you come to Round Pond Road - after about 4 miles - you need to go right and follow the road to meet back up with the white trail. It was a nice hike, with some decent views. There were no leaves on the trees so the lookouts were nice but they may not be that way when the trees have full coverage. The first part of the hike ,up to the summit, was a little challenging but afterwards the hike was pretty easy.

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