South Moat Mountain Trail

MODERATE 111 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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19 days ago

First mile and a half is an easy 2-track incline. Last mile or so is a relatively steep, loose-rock ascent to the peak. The summit is beyond worth it. You can see the town of North Conway, the Presidentials and Mount Chocorua and the Ossipee mountain range on the flip side. Complete 360 view. There are 2 open, rocky spots with gorgeous views of the south on the way up.

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20 days ago

The summit is worth the effort.

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20 days ago

Tougher than expected, but worth the trip up. Fooled a few times thinking we were near the top, but made it to the summit. Views were 360 degree and spectacular. Steep and lots of loose rocks second half of the way up, but well maintained trail. A bit stingy on blazes in places, but all in all a great day hike.

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23 days ago

Awesome hike, just enough , not too much not too little.
Amazing blueberries all the way up, eating handfuls at a time!

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25 days ago

This was my first real hike. Took me about 90 min up and 90 min down, without any real stopping. It was definitely a bit steep and strenuous toward the top, but nothing too crazy. Good shoes and a walking stick will help a lot. Views at the top were amazing. Well worth it.

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1 month ago

Great trail and very challenging. One of the best hikes I've ever done. Took about 3 hours and is definitely longer than 5 miles. My GPS tracked 6.5 miles total. On our way down we encountered a black bear. Very scary and only about 50 feet away, we sprinted the last half mile!

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1 month ago

Great 360 view at the top. worth the hike!

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1 month ago

So amazing. One of the best views I've ever seen! Worth the hike up.

1 month ago

Great hike with rewarding views at the top!!! I would rate this closer to hard then medium though. The second half is a hard hike up and down

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1 month ago

The view is phenomenal!