South Moat Mountain Trail is a 6.3 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.
Great trip on a nice day! 2 hour trip. Should have done all 3 and left earlier.
Great hike, challenging but well worth it.
Great, quick hike with an amazing view at the top. Hiked with my 2 dogs and only saw 3 other people on the trail. A good work-out the way up. The summit was windy and cold today, wish I could have stayed longer, bring a wool hat. It was snowing/rain and the wet leaves and rocks made for a pretty hard descent. The wet rocks were deceivingly slick and the leaves made footing loose; I had a couple of slips so be careful!
Great trail for scenic views of North Conway and the White Mountain Ntl Forest. We did our hike in mid-October and the foliage was amazing.
Was a great hike. Has some steep parts but the view was worth. Short and sweet!
Fabulous hike with beautiful views......
We parked at the southern trailhead and found this trail to be more difficult, and longer, then we expected. The trail sign indicated 2.7 miles to the southern summit whereas our map indicated 2.3. For unknown reasons my Fitbit indicated 3.4 miles when we arrived at the summit. The first section was detoured through a wooded area due to some deforestation/forestry taking place. After the detour the trail took on the appearance of a carriage road in that it was fairly wide and mostly devoid of roots and rocks. The proceeding trail contained some sections that were well marked but were not developed to the extent that we have experienced in other area trails. These sections contained a lot of smallish rocks (Talus?) which were mixed in with the usual rocks and roots that hikers typically encounter. During our hike we met another hiker who encountered a bear on the trail (she turned back as a result). We continued on and enjoyed several overlooks until we reached the summit and were awed by the 360 degree views. Also worth noting is that geocaches are placed along the entire trail. We found 5 out of 6 on the way to the southern summit. This was a welcome distraction for my two boys (7 and 9) who were expecting an easy hike today (Ha). Enjoy your hike!
Strenuous half day hike with great views.
Beautiful hike with great views along the way. First 3/4 is moderately difficult and last 1/4 is difficult. Trekking poles definitely made it easier. Amazing 360 view at the top. We'll be doing the entire Moat trail next time for sure!
The first 3/4 is moderate with the last 1/4 difficult. The climb down is challenging and requires descent hiking foot ware. Nice 360 view from the top.