South Moat Mountain Trail

MODERATE 134 reviews

South Moat Mountain Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Conway, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2178 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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14 days ago

Great hike. The view at the summit was one of the best I have seen.

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Great hike! Starts off pretty flat for the first half and the path is mostly dirt with covered leaves/pine needles. The second half turns to mostly rock (mix of loose rock and large slabs) and gets pretty steep at parts, more so on the way down. A couple "false" summits because of the great views, but you certainly know when your at the top with great 360 views. We hiked on a Thursday afternoon and only saw about 6 people.

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1 month ago

Great day hike for people looking for a view and a decent hike. More difficult towards the top, but definitely worth it. Will leave you breathing heavy at points, and happily walking along at others. Good for active pets, though we saw two dogs smaller than 2 ft tall at the top, so it may work for all.

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1 month ago

Really enjoyed this hike!
Easy access - just outside of Conway, plus you get a fair amount of elevation gain by starting at only around 600’ above sea level.
The first mile or so is a nondescript dirt track running through forest, followed by a steeper, rockier forested trail culminating in open ledges nearer the top.
For a relatively low summit, you really get a somewhat alpine feel at the top, with true 360 degree views and exposed ledge all around.

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1 month ago

This is a great trail; there are 360 views at the top and it doesn't take as long to get there as other mountains in the area. There are frequent views along the last mile of the hike, too. Most of the trail is either woodsy/dirt or rocky—often small rocks that are not too sturdy—so it can be an awkward hike at times. I kept going after getting to South Moat and went to Middle. I think it's worth it; it's just half a mile further and offers a wide summit

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