Percival/Morgan Loop Trail

MODERATE 64 reviews

Percival/Morgan Loop Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Center Sandwich, New Hampshire that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1555 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

rocky

scramble

19 hours ago

the caves were to die for....soo great

2 days ago

Awesome hike! Pretty steep towards the end. Would not recommend for dogs/senior citizens.

hiking
3 days ago

Its an alright hike. At the top was a decent view of the lakes. Nothing crazy. No good for backpacking i got caught up in the tight cave because of my bag. Dont recommend for round people because of ladder + tight crawl spaces (although these could probably be avoided via alternate path) Trails also arent obvious at times. Good luck

backpacking
7 days ago

Adventurous trail with ladder up cliff face, cave to crawl through. Not recommended for backpacking, just for hiking as you have to remove your pack and there is a lot of bouldering and scrambling required. Very steep going up and down.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

My first long and more difficult side of moderate trail (as a beginner). A great day trip with many fun challenges such as squeezing through tight caves and climbing over many rocks including some rock climbing. I took mount morgan up and went over the cliffs and took mount perival down. I would not recommend for children or dogs. Many nooks at the top to relax and sit awhile

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13 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Excellent Hike, some steep cliffs at the top. I started on the MT Morgan trail which will take you to a ladder and a cave that you'll have to squeeze through to get to the summit. Excellent views! From there I when to MT Percival with another great view, the cliffs on this mountain where very steep, go slow and make sure you have good footing! The rest of the hike is mostly forest so bring plenty of bug spray.

1 month ago

Easy but very fun hike with great views . Bugs were bad in mid May.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail to do. I had never been hiking before, and it was a little bit of a challenge, but the views, and the caves made it worth it.

2 months ago

2 months ago

the route 133 lot for this trail and the one for Rattlesnake are closed. check the trail status on one of the other hiking sites before you go.

hiking
4 months ago

You'll never think of Squam Lake the same again... Awesome panoramic view of the lake. Nice hike with some cool cave-like crevices...ladders to climb. Kids loved that...
Moderate difficulty.

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hiking
6 months ago

An easier side of moderate hike. Trails were well-marked and easy to follow because of previous hiker tracks in the snow. Would recommend wearing some traction gear like microspikes due to some ice. Could not go up the ladders on the ascent to Percival due to icy conditions; nor thru the caves on the descent from Morgan, so opted for the alternate routes which bring you around to avoid these. Views at top were really pretty and similar to West Rattlesnake, just at a higher elevation. Parking lots were plowed and plenty of space was available. Definitely would recommend this hike, good for beginners or any seasoned hiker!