Peaked Mountain Trail

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Peaked Mountain Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Conway, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

This trail will lead you up exposed granite slabs, past intermittent stands of red pine and pitch pine, and to the summit of Peaked Mountain. It offers excellent views of Middle Mountain, Black Cap, Mt. Chocorua, and the Moat Mountain range. The trail is blazed in yellow and blue. This Preserve is managed by The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire, and is an excellent place for walking, skiing and snowshoeing, hunting, and observing wildlife. Camping, fires or wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the preserve, and all dogs must be on a leash.

hiking
1 month ago

Great winter hike for Christmas Eve day. Fairly well traveled. We started at 10:30 and the trail had already been broken from the storm the day before. Micro spikes were fine and packed snow made it easy for our standard poodle. He's not much of a hiker on the steeps - this was easy for him. Nice view at the summit. Took the advice here and went up Middle and down Peaked....made for great views on the way down.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice winter hike - round trip was 3 hours

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Very well marked. I took the Middle Mountain trail on the way back for a change of pace. Amazing views!

3 months ago

it's a treasure

3 months ago

decent hike. it took us 3 1/2 hours round trip, as we spent time taking in the views and enjoying some time at the top. Generally moderate. a little steep as you approach the top, but easily doable for anyone.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice moderate hike. Took us about 2 hours round trip. Marks are very good.

hiking
4 months ago

This was an excellent trail for inexperienced and infrequent hikers who aren't in the best of shape but want something more rigorous than Black Cap. It took my wife and I about 3 hours round trip with some time at the top for photos. The views were very good. I actually liked Black Cap better for views. The trail was well-marked. We took others' advice and went up in the counter-clockwise direction. This meant that going up we were under tree cover almost the whole way and coming down there was quite a bit of exposure to the sun. I would rate this trail midway between Black Cap and Kearsarge as an easy-moderate.

hiking
5 months ago

view is much better in person, I'd recommend it!

hiking
5 months ago

Overall nice easy/moderate hike with some steep sections. Had our three year old boy and dog with us for the trip and they had little or no problems. The trail is well marked and well managed. View from the top is rewarding.

6 months ago

6 months ago

nice climb with great views.

hiking
6 months ago

Stopped by Peaked Mountain on my way back from Black Cap. Lots of blueberries on the way to the summit. Nice view on the outlets area of Con Way.

6 months ago

Much steeper than anticipated. The view from the peak is spectacular.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a nice hike, the Middle Mt Trail is MUCH easier than the Peaked Mt Trail

9 months ago

awesome views at the top

snowshoeing
10 months ago

We went today and loved it! On the way up we went up on the south side which was steeper and we got down by the north side which was longer.
It was definitely a challenge, especially closing up to the Peaked side view but the view we got at the top was well worth it. Amazing sight and today was the perfect day for it! Will definitely come back again !!!
Loved the challenge!
I would rate it moderate.

snowshoeing
10 months ago

Great hike. I wouldn't consider this an "easy" trail. However, it was totally worth it! Great views from the top. I would like to try this again in the Fall.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful trail, clearly marked. Unfortunately I was unable to make it all the way to the summit due to some fresh ice that I just could not pass with my microspikes. Will definitely go back once the temperatures rise again.

snowshoeing
11 months ago

Definitely more challenging than anticipated and would rate it as an easy to moderate trail but overall a good winter hike via snowshoes.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Very good hike by snowshoe! Beautiful trails with great natural beauty. Not very challenging physically. But a great walk nevertheless.

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