Peaked Mountain Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Conway, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.
dogs on leash
This trail that will lead you up exposed granite slabs, past intermittent stands of red pine and pitch pine, and to the summit of Peaked Mountain. It affords 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. For more information and a trail map, visit: www.nature.org/newhampshire/greenhills
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.
Definitely more challenging than anticipated and would rate it as an easy to moderate trail but overall a good winter hike via snowshoes.
Very good hike by snowshoe! Beautiful trails with great natural beauty. Not very challenging physically. But a great walk nevertheless.
Great loop trail, fairly easy, beautiful views of the valley!
loved this winter hike. snow spikes required.
Loved it! Was a little slippery with the leaves but was a great hike! We got lost towards the end but found the road no problem. Fun family activity!
We totally go lost in the preserve. The entire 2.5 hrs we were on trail we only saw one white dot, no yellow, blue or red trail markers or any cairns. That being said the trail was nicely cleared and challenging. View we did see which ended up being Middle Mountain not Peaked.
This trail should not be rated "easy" since it climbs about 1,000 feet in a little over a mile. Proper hiking footwear should be worn and the north loop, while longer, is easier than the south loop, The north loop offers more views into the valley and toward Mt. Washington, but is also more sun-exposed, which could be a drawback on a warm day. Great views west-south-east at the top.
Great trail, but signage is pretty bad - got lost at the start and the end - somehow ended up coming down a different trail (blue markings) which had us coming out along Artist Brook - no big deal, but a bit of a surprise!
Would definitely recommend doing the loop anti-clockwise as you'll be in the shade for the majority of the way up.
Took 50 minutes (1.1miles) to get up and about 45 to get back to the car (1.6miles).
Definitely NOT EASY - probably moderate/hard, uphill the whole way. Footing would be uneasy on slippery rocks, mud and leaves.
Having said this, loved the hike :) if we weren't hikers and expecting an 'Easy' hike we would have turned around.
Nice trail kids had fun!
Great hike! Instead of going straight when there's a fork in the trail, we went left. That lead to a bit longer of a hike, but more in the shade. We needed to take a few breaks as it got steep to catch our breathe. At the top we were the only group until leaving, when another family for to the top. We went on a Tuesday morning so it wasn't very busy. It took us about 1.5 hours to get up and 30-45 minutes to get down. I would highly suggest as an easy hike, if you have no other plans!
We did the trail in 3 hours, up and down. Family of 5, our kids 17, 16, 13. Very doable but enough challenge to be proud afterwards. Nice views from the top.