Plymouth Mountain Sutherland Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews

Plymouth Mountain Sutherland Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Plymouth, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1338 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Wonderful winter hike. Parking area has room for at least 10 cars and additional parking is possible along Old Hebron Road. Took me 2 hrs to get up (in the snow) and one hour down. Consistent moderate grade to the summit.

hiking
4 months ago

this is 5 miles round trip out and back not 4.1

4 months ago

A nice trail through the forest near Plymouth township. Not many views along the way, but at the very top you can see a long way out in about 200 degrees arc. And, a lookout point b4 the top gives a fantastic view overlooking Plymouth and northerly. Enough vertical to make it feel like a real good workout.

hiking
5 months ago

Perfect moderate hike. Pike's Peak is a satisfactory summit. Bugs weren't bad, view is gorgeous, lots of good incline and beautiful forest. Took a long rest at the top, but the actual hike took around 4 hours.

7 months ago

Nice trail, a little strenuous of a climb up. Take time to explore the top and follow all the yellow and blue markers for multiple great view points.

7 months ago

Great trail for cardio. It's a steady uphill climb all the way to the top. A black bear crossed the trail only 20 feet from the trail head at 11am when we started our hike. Amazing view at the top too.

8 months ago

Great trail. Mostly for hiking. I tried it for running but it was not easy

hiking
8 months ago

backpacking
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great hike, a little rough in spots but the main trail was packed nice and provides a easy and well marked route. Recommend using your spikes. Good tree cover provides protection from any high winds. Enjoy!

hiking
Monday, December 26, 2016

A wonderful, well marked trail. Definitely dog-friendly. Children under 13 not recommended as the hike can be a bit much for younger hikers. Great view and not terrible after fresh snow.

hiking
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

great trail! Took the dogs and they did just fine. Great views from the top and it's well marked!

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Excellent views of Newfound Lake - be sure to follow the path (marked by sign) slightly past the summit of Plymouth Mtn. to see some of the best views of Newfound Lake and surrounding area. Hike was fine for dogs except for a few spots towards the end where the pooch needed a boost.

hiking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Awesome View at Pikes Peak!!!!

hiking
Thursday, February 07, 2013

4 *'s= great day out; for a moderate to somewhat challenging WINTER hike (would be easier with no cold/snow)

My friend and I hiked this 2hr 15 min-from-Boston destination on a nice January day. Temps were hovering around freezing with partly cloudly skies. Trail is about 3 miles total and takes 3-4 hours in the winter, so arrive by noon or 1pm at the latest if you want daylight.

This is a good trail to have your GPS with you, or mapping/compass skills. I would say that Microspikes (beefy yaktrax) are essential in snow here and I recommend a pole or two for balance. Bring a thermos of hot liquid for each person. Bring headlamps since winter hiking is under shortened days (4pm darkness?)

Follow your instructions to get to Lake Newfound then take Pike Hill Rd (not maintained in winter) in about 1 mile until you come to a sign telling you that only abutters should continue during the winter months. We parked our (4wd) here, as it gets steeper and more sketchy beyond. Walk past the sign until you come to the end of the road which curves up and right and features a PRIVATE sign. Just before the private sign there was a snowmobile track and path on the right (that looked a lot like someone's property and had a land for sale sign). Start up this snowmobile/path. When you come to a cleared area the snowmobile path goes on straight, but you turn right at a big tree with a wolf sign on it (and a painted "TRAIL" sign pointing right).

You will come to a brook under the snow after about 1/8 mile (watch out, crossing a brook under several inches of snow is a winter skill!)

Continue on, watching for wolf signs and checking your mapping gear.

After an hour or two you will come to the false summit first (no view). Go at about 45deg (NE) on the path that after another 5 or so min you get to the actual summit (there's a sign, but not much view). Go NE again for a short way which brings to to a ridge where there are beautiful views of the Presidentials to the NE and Mt Washington of course.

The whole thing took us about 4 hours. We saw very fresh bear tracks in the populated area near where we parked the car but no bears on our trail. We were extra loud while hiking that day.

Photos attached in the link
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/928q6j0z42mcmxa/pZR33GgS21

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