Skatutakee and Thumb Mountains

MODERATE 29 reviews

Skatutakee and Thumb Mountains is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hancock, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
948 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

6 days ago

we loved this trail and did the loop in about 4 and a half hours.

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1 month ago

A great but challenging trail! We did the full loop with a 6yo, 9yo, and our pup. Took a while but the views were well worth it. Trails were very well marked.

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1 month ago

Great short hike- we did it in 2.5 hours or so. We parked at the Harris Center, plenty of free parking. We took Harriskat Trail to Thumbs Up to Thumbs Down for a nice loop. Harriskat had ok views and Thumbs Up had a nice view of Monadnock (but foggy). Bugs weren't too bad and we only saw one other person on the trails. Trails were very well marked and start at information sign in parking lot.

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3 months ago

What a wonderful find this way today! I was going to head to Crotched but after reading about an apparent tick infestation going on used AllTrails and decided to hit this trail loop up instead. The terrain is nothing difficult but was quiet, pleasant, and a solid jaunt through the woods, with some nice elevation gain. Highly recommended for anyone in the area!

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3 months ago

Great hike with beautiful views, especially at the top of Thumb Mtn. Hoping to go back after black fly season!

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7 months ago

I thought it was going to be more crowded Father's Day weekend, but we only saw two other hikers while we were out. Beautiful views, especially on Thumb Mtn. Moderate grade, but a very pleasant hike!

9 months ago

Getting there was a little confusing. The directions say to pull off to the side of the road and walk. Well the trails actually start at the Harris center! So just drive there and there's plenty of parking. Very nice hike the views were incredible with the foliage. Would do it again :-)

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10 months ago

Loved this hike! Something that's not on the detail description but trailhead is at the Harris Center.

Great loop for all levels. It's a fairly level trail for an afternoon hike. All trails are marked well. Great views of mount monadnock at both peaks.

Highly recommend this hike, was very beautiful with the foliage.

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11 months ago

Nice loop. Vigorous in a few spots with some nice elevation. But overall, pretty moderate hike. Rocky and lots of foliage in some areas, and a couple of nice vistas with a view. Heavily forested. Took me about 2.5 hours for full loop + Thumbs Up trail to vista. Recommended hike. I took my hiking poles and was glad I had them in a couple of steep spots. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Beautiful view!
Nice breeze with little to no bugs.
Long hike in from Cadot trail 6.5 miles up Skatutakee then linking over to Thumbs up trail...:)

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Gorgeous views and superbly signaled. Great exercise but not too hard and not too easy either. Just right for a regular hike.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

The forest trail was exceptionally buggy even for this dry years. Probably best to go in Spring or in Autumn after first freeze.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Nice hike. Missed the turnoff for Thumb Mountain so didn't do the little bit, just the loop. Was about 5.75 miles, though, even without that extra .6 miles (according to the map.)

Directions given on here not correct. You need to take Kings Hwy and start from the Harris Center.

Dog friendly.