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Square Ledge via Oliverian Brook Trail is a 8.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Conway, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 8.8 mi Elevation gain 1,604 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Running

Forest

River

Muddy

Waypoints (1)
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    43.95326, -71.36037

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Reviews (41)
Photos (84)
Recordings (31)
Completed (68)
Brian Sked
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HikingBlowdownMuddyScramble

Oliverian Brook trail to Square Ledge branch trail was muddy with many blow downs. Trail is virtually flat. Branch trail was not too bad, however the upper end of the Square Ledge trail was a scramble in some sections. Would not recommend coming down this way. We did the loop and linked up with Passaconaway trail. Overall a great hike. Trails are not blazed well , so be prepared to navigate the upper section of Square Ledge trail.

Irene Bowman
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Craig S.
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HikingMuddy

Great hike weather was perfect, trail was a little muddy but not to bad, nice and quiet only saw one other hiker.

Curtis Holt
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Hiking

Something magical about this small portion of the Whites. One of those places where you're better off just keeping your camera in your hand and ready for the next stunning picture. About 1.5 miles in there's an established fire pit and enough flat to set up your tent. You'll know you're in this place because just on the other side of the stream, about 25 feet up there's a cave that looks like the perfect place for a bear to hang his hat. However, I've never seen anything around it other than my over active imagination. The stream isnt more than a few feet deep and looks like something God took extra time to create.

Richard Kowalski
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Hiking

Easy for as much as we did. Fairly level. Nice walk in the woods, but nothing too exciting.

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Colby Millsaps
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Hiking

Definitely would not recommend this trail in the spring as there are quite a few stream and brook crossings that are hard enough to stay dry at in fall, let alone with a wet spring. Also, if you’re someone who needs blazes to stay on trail, this isn’t the one for you. I don’t think I saw a single blaze the whole loop. And the arrow signs for some turns (like toward square ledge) are very small and easy to miss. Definitely recommend doing this in a loop and then going down from Square Ledge via Passaconaway Cutoff. The ascent to the cliffs is so steep that it may be tricky for some to come down this way. Overall a great trail, super easy and flat until the last mile or so. Did 9 miles in a little over 4 hours

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Beth MacDonald
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Maria Noel Groves
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This was a nice flat trail (muddy in spots) alongside but not directly next to the brook. We went out and back about 4 miles total, husband did some fishing. Dog loved jumping over the blow down trees. Overall it was a darker woods walk than I was expecting based on others’ pictures and reviews. I had been looking forward to the open meadows but saw nothing like it - perhaps part of the loop? We stayed on the brook trail the whole way. Nice and quiet. Busy leaf peeping weekend and we only saw one other couple (3 cars in the lot).

Ellen McSweeney
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Hiking

Great Hike with our 2 dogs....all sorts of terrain, beautiful fields covered with wild flowers and lots and lots of Monarch Butterflies, wooded paths, woods, sunny paths, water along the way, easy to moderate hike....Not overly crowded, some campers, others with dogs / Enjoyable location/hike….we found that it was easy and great for the dogs plenty of areas for safe off leash.

Suzie Doherty
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beautiful trail along the brook. relatively flat, so great for a beginner. we did not travel the entire length of the trail, maybe made it about 1-2 miles.

Kim Hare
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beautiful trail. great trail for the day after you do a big up hill hike. along the river the whole way. great for the dogs.

Améthyste Spardel
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Hiking

The Oliverian Trail may not be a heart pumping/workout trail, but it is so easy going and simply gorgeous especially during the fall time. It is also a pretty quiet trail as we only saw 3 people when we were out and about. We will try again in the late summer :) LOVE LOVE NH!

Nick Jaques
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Hiking

Wish I could have done more. We decided to go up the Passaconway trail to do a circuit. unfortunately due to time limitations etc we turned round. The trail started very flat and as we got further into Passaconway trail the elevation started to increase. There was nothing too extreme on the trail as far as we went. Next time we will try and do a loop and maybe bag a peak!

Erin S.
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Hiking

Took it to get to Passaconaway, great easy trail. Would be great for all ages and fitness levels.

Jess Koch
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First to Review

This is a long and mostly flat trail that leads to the base of Mt. Passaconway. It's quite beautiful and scenic as it follows the brook most of the way and crosses at one point (this could be tricky if water level is high). It's a bit of a haul just to get you to the base of the actual mountain hike though; If you're peak-bagging it might be better to approach from the other side and summit Mt. Whiteface as well.

Dennis Carlberg
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Stacy Mazur
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John Campbell
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Jeffrey Blake
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George Larson
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Pauline Feng
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Drew lachance
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Eugene Baker
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varma saripalli
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Beth Abbott
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