Sandwich Mountain Trail is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waterville Valley, New Hampshire that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.9 miElevation gain2,637 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Mike Gioia
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Very nice trail. Very icy, but doable with microspikes. I did sunrise hike and it was great.

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Ed White
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river crossing was tough....we crossed the bridge on Rte 49...minor detour....great weather. trail conditions were good until noon peak...then monorail and post hole opportunities all over.

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Erica Vazza
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HikingIcySnow

Very packed down- spikes are a must. Coming down was more of a slide than a hike. We took sandwich Mount to the top (stopped at all three peaks). Jennings peak was the best view- it didn’t feel particularly worth the energy to go to the sandwich dome. Parking lot fills up quickly!

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Jake Terry
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Dominic D'Amico
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Awesome trail, pretty steep at some points. Overall very enjoyable winter hike.

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Ed White
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Endre Papp
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Mark Akers
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Chase Hall
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It was snowy. Up and Back Sandwich Mt. Took my time enjoyed the hike. Took a lot of photos. It was the first non 48 hike that I enjoyed. it was a winter Wonderland lots of snow on the trees. It wasn't Incy. I had spikes on the whole time.

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Thomas Raras
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Lesley Frank
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Ended up on it by mistake . Had to turn around at 1.7 miles. But will be back

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Elise Hodgdon
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Nice hike but the summit was underwhelming

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Leigh Lozano
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Saw a bear about 1/4 mile from trailhead. My dog and I spooked it so it took off into the woods. Phew! Gorgeous hike with gorgeous views!!!

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Nathan Musgrave
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Branden Laverdiere
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HikingIcy

Great hike up Noon Peak today, stopped at the outlook shortly after Noon Peak, nice view through the trees. The last quarter mile before Noon Peak is steep and still quite icy. Beautiful walk through a moss covered forest before that. The crossing at Drake’s Brook in the beginning is rushing, so I had to bushwack around cause I had my dog and she doesn’t do rivers. This crossing can be avoided by crossing Drakes Brook at the bridge on Rt. 49, then following a pretty obvious side trail until it reconnects with the Sandwhich Mt. Trail just on the other side of the Brook

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Nick Cyr
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Beautifully kept trail during winter. Would recommend snowshoes. Took the sandwich mtn trail up, taking a lunch break at jennings before heading over to sandwich. Then took the drakes brook trail down for less steep descent. Would rate the sandwich mtn trail as difficult during winter as there are some pretty steep sections that could be tough without traction. Micro spikes or crampons will do fine for these. Great forest setting, some moose prints near the sandwich peak

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Nicholas Belanger
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Up Sandwich mtn trail to noon peak, up to Samdwich peak, then down to the Jennings spur. Up and back the steep spur, then down Sandwich Trail back over noon and to the car!

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John Doe
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Nice hike. went up sandwich mtn trail and descended Drakes brook trail. I prefer to go up the steep and down the gradual, worked out well. Great outlooks from noon peak and especially Jennings peak. A bit of a grind to the summit of sandwich, but expected, cant get to the top without going uphill. Great but partially treed in views from sandwich. some steps some mud, some bugs some water, a classic hike, great loop. My dog did it well, but I leashed him up as some of the view points as they're literally sheer cliffs and I'm not sure if hes smart enough to not jump off. Took a wade, wallow in drakes brook on way out, cold but refreshing. hard to believe the gradual decent of drakes brook matches the ascent up sandwich mtn trail. Great hike, worth doing. We made good time and wrapped it all up in 4.5 hours with breaks.

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Amy van Loon
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We love this trail! Absolutely so fun, have to be okay with some scrambling and bushwhacking when the signs aren’t clearly marked. Would recommend to all those who appreciate the beauty of the white mountains!

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Devanshi Thakker
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It has a pretty good elevation gain in short term. if you are planning to come back before sunset start as early as you can. Definitely a strenuous hike but the views are worth it!

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Brenda Trapani
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Tough hike up drakes skipping sandwich on JENNINGS Dow sandwich mtn

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Charlene Whitman
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7/27/2018...FYI if you are looking to hike this trail, we tried today and the "stream" crossing was a gushing river and we weren't willing to attempt its crossing. Dog tried and almost washed away. Great disappointment. Walked back and attempted Drake's Brook Trail and ran into the same problem. Moral, don't attempt this hike during or right after a wet spell!

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Joseph Anctil
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First start to 2018 hiking. This trail was a beautiful hike. there was great view points some i didn't get to mark on the recording, but i did get pictures! The terrain of this hike had many rooted trails following rock trails that you had you physically climbed over.Elevation gain was high in the first mile or so then tapered off for .3 of a mile then it would jump back up. This hike i would not recommend to newer hikers yes it is part of the 52 with a view in NH, but keep in mind its the highest in elevation on the list. Give it a shot its worth the views!!! Look at the picture i took.

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Heath Raynor
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Steep. The inclines are very steep and covered with ice.

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Phil Smith
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What a great hike! I'm still feeling it in my knees today. The first 1.25 miles or so are very steep, with an elevation gain of about 2000 feet. From there it's pretty easy until you get about 1/2 mile from the summit, where it gets steep again. The trail is pretty narrow, with lots of rocks and roots to slip on and trip over. The trail could be marked better, most of the blazes I saw were pretty faded. The summit is really anticlimactic given the effort to reach it, but you do have a good view of the eastern end of Waterville Valley and Mt. Tripyramid. There are also a couple ledges on the way that offer good views, though obviously from lower elevations. If you're not too tired I recommend taking the steep 0.2 mile trail to ~3460' Jennings Peak, with its great views to the west. I took Sandwich Mountain Trail both ways, but according to the map the Drakes Brook Trail looks to be relatively moderate until about 1/2 mile from the summit. Maybe I'll take that trail if I hike the mountain again. All in all a great hike, challenging and physically punishing for this out of shape 48 year old guy.

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Ellyn G
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Great winter hike, we got a neat perspective from Jennings even with the clouds. Very steep terrain but we managed with microspikes.

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