Piper Hammond Loop Trail

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Piper Hammond Loop Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Conway, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2906 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

Fantastic view of peaked summit and surrounding mountains The Piper trail is wide and very easy at the start. It is well traveled and well maintained. In the fall you will have excellent and exciting views of the summit and of the Carter ledge on your right. You need crampons in the winter. It can be very windy at the top. You have great views of the White Mountains including Mount Washington. The Weetamoo rock trail can be a bit of a slog on the way down but there is a huge boulder to look at - hence the name. There are several streams on the Piper trail where you can replenish your water supply if you have a filter.

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1 day ago

Mount Chocorua is one of the most beautiful spots in NH. Piper Trail is an enjoyable trek with the final third being above tree line. I did it twice this year and will again because it's just that enjoyable of an experience.

2 days ago

Hubby and I went last week... about a quarter mile in we saw a black bear!!! Soooo cool, great hike!! Beautiful and serene ❤️

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18 days ago

Great hike yesterday. A lot of steep stone steps up Piper trail but there is firm footing. Towards the top of the summit there are big flat steep rocks to climb up on all 4s but is still very doable. The rocky path close to the summit is harder to track but with lots of other hikers, you can find your way at least in the general direction of the summit. Lots of blueberry bushes on the trail but we just missed the blueberry season so only few small dried up berries left. Still delicious. Absolutely gorgeous 360 view on top of summit. We hiked down Hammond trail with a more gradual decline. Another reviewer mentioned crossing the river with no bridges up to calf high. But there is actually a pile of boulders and logs the allow you to easily walk across. Much quieter on Hammond trial than Piper. Took us (average hikers) 3 hrs up and 2 hrs down at a comfortable pace. Will definitely do this hike again.

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19 days ago

This is a great hike and the views are phenomenal. Wearing good hiking shoes is a must and it's very rigorous. You'll rarely see other people on the trails, but there will be a ton of folks on the summit. It's wide open at the summit and truly does offer 360 views. My only complaint is that the ascent to the top of Chocorua via the Piper Trail is not well marked. It's hard to tell the best way to climb the rocks to get to the top.

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Very dog friendly, views are spectacular!

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