Potash Mountain is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Conway, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,387 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

forest

river

views

blowdown

bugs

washed out
8 days ago

Was not able to do this hike today - river was too high and current was fast, despite attempts to cross on rocks, we weren't able to get across. If you're willing to get wet up to your calves or higher you can probably make it but we turned around, will save it for another day.

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scramble
9 days ago

Loved this trail. So different from other hikes. Trail is windy and keeps you on your toes. The scramble at the top is challenging to get down from. Definitely not a hike for those who are afraid of heights as you on an edges of cliffs at times. View is INCREDIBLE. Points directly west for the sunset!

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11 days ago

Wasn’t able to do this hike today— the river you have to cross was too high & powerful. Totally doable if you’re prepared, but sadly my dog and I were not! Looking forward to checking it out again later in the year

hiking
26 days ago

River was over the rocks so had to step in to cross very wet feet but the hike was excellent, beautiful view! No body else on the mountain ! Will definitely go back! Some snow but had my chains so no bothers !!!!!

love this hike. the views are amazing, love the stream you have to cross adds in another element. still a lot of snow with the recent storm too, didn't have spikes so had a couple of falls on the way down, but great day. 3 1/2 hours total time.

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icy
snow
1 month ago

Fun hike, still a considerable amount of snow and ice on the trail, micro spikes recommended.

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snow
1 month ago

The trail was fairly difficult especially with all the snow. If you plan to go anytime soon, dress warm and have a good pair of water resistant boots. Other than that l, great views and scenery!

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snow
2 months ago

Lovely! We took our three kids up Mt Potash today (March 14th) and we had a blast. Absolutely gorgeous view at the top and well blazed throughout. The snow was easy on the way up and then became a little slushy on the way down with the warmer temps. The ice bridge over the crossing also started to break down so be aware. Microspikes worked well overall.

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3 months ago

5 stars for the views at the top. Found this trail relatively flat for about a mile, once you go over the logging trail starts to go up. There are some switchbacks and you definitely gain most of the elevation 3/4 of the way up to the summit. I found it very steep. Microspikes the whole way. Very packed down, didn't post hole once. Trail was in great shape. Beautiful blue skies.

3 months ago

wind driven snow covered trail by the time we came back down. Would recommend snowshoes with the dry snow.

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3 months ago

Microspikes the entire way!

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3 months ago

Lightly packed with fellow snowshoers today. No rocks or roots on trail, just a nice packed snow trail. Thirty degrees with mostly overcast skies with peaks of sunshine. Parking lot was not as full as you might expect for holiday weekend.

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icy
snow
4 months ago

Great trail- didn’t get much of a view with the snow today, but we will have to try again in the summer and fall!

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snow
4 months ago

Went up on 1/19/2020 which was after snowfall the day before. Some parts of the trail had at least 10 inches. We went up the logging road to avoid the water crossing. The trail is a real workout in snowshoes but would be pretty easy with no snow. Gradual incline 50% of the trail until it gets much steeper. We got a view from the south aide of the mountain but it was so windy and snowy at the top that we did not get a view of the north side.

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snow
5 months ago

Great half day hike. A great summit view and 2 cliff views on the hike up for a moderate 2 mile hike (4 miles round-trip). And a nice esthetically pleasing trail throughout. The stream crossing which can be dicey, had a frozen over snowbridge that made for an easy crossing. We wore snowshoes throughout the hike but many others were in bare boots or spikes. Unfortunately we're due for some rain that'll ruin the beautiful snow but hopefully we'll get a big dump in the near future!

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing little hike! We went on a cold, windless snowy day. We did not need our snowshoes as the trail was packed down enough from other hikers. The views at the summit are amazing; there is a good view of Mt. Washington and Carrigain. The trail is steep in some sections but I found the hike easy and enjoyable. There are a few viewpoints along the way so make sure to stop there and take pics as well!

7 months ago

This was a rewarding hike with awesome views. The brook was rushing and was VERY hard getting across. Another hiker fell in and many turned around. I ended up taking the logging path back instead on the way back. It also was very wet... and with the fallen leaves, it made the hike difficult. It also is more than 4 miles. I would think if the brook was low and it wasn't wet, this would be easy to moderate.

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7 months ago

Great trail with views at the top and on the way up. 3 hour round trip. Quite early on there is a river to cross. Can be a bit tricky (or wet)!

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7 months ago

easy for me. the end had a decent incline.

8 months ago

This a great trail but IS NOT EASY. I would consider it moderate to hard.

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8 months ago

did not record my climbing but thought it was a great hike not super long with great views and if yiu want to go on a long hike there is other trail near it you.

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8 months ago

Moderate to easy hike with great views. There’s a decent sized river crossing but no issues this time of year.

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8 months ago

This was my first time up Mt Potash and it was everything people said it was; challenging hike with mix of smooth flat areas, tree roots straits, rocks and granite slabs to climb. Some parts took a bit to get up with some rests along the way but nothing too difficult to overcome. The views at the top are worth it!! It was a beautiful sunny day with the summit to ourselves to enjoy a peaceful and breathtaking lunch. We will be back!!

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9 months ago

Left hiking pole unattended but upon returning to retrieve, it was gone. If anyone picked up or found a Leki silver/blue pole on Sunday, Sept. 1st, PLEASE post. I've had the pole for years, and would love to get it back. Thank you!

hiking
9 months ago

Definitely more moderate and depending on the time of year, the stream can be a challenge. Walking stick or two will be helpful for the stream and upper parts of this trail. Great views at the top. Enjoy!

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9 months ago

Great trail. Nice and gradual and has a little bit of ledge at the top. Pretty view.

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9 months ago

Really nice hike with great views. crossed a little stream and there was a bit of an uphill scramble at the top but not too hard overall. Not many bugs, or many people.

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing views, moderate effort, recommended!!!

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