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Summit East and Summit West Loop Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Francestown, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 242 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Bugs

Over grown

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James Monis
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HikingBugsMuddy

Great trail! Mostly in the woods so don’t expect any amazing views. Some of the trail is overgrown but clear in most parts. If your looking to hike the map provided by all trails be sure to follow it closely there are lots of splits and it’s easy to get turned around on the wrong trail. Extremely buggy as well so be sure to bring some spray.

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Gail Coffey
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HikingBugsRocky

The trail length is incorrect -it is 6 miles round trip from the trailhead off of Route 136. I expected a 3.3 mile loop trail and ended up on a much lengthier hike!! The trail map that I downloaded was incorrect showing ponds near the summit and not showing other trails that bisect the Summit East and West trail-like Scott's Trail creating confusion. Also, the trail markers are a problem-showing yellow rectangles and switching to yellow triangles at times. When I was near the east summit, I was not sure which way to go due to the different trail markers. I have hiked all the 48 4,000 footers so just to let people know that I am not a novice hiker.

Becca Duval
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Shirin Tehrani
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Hiking

So pretty at the top

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Rosalyn A. Sheets
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful hike! Lots of little streams and bodies of water that are pretty. Went mid Sunday and there weren’t that many people on the trail. Overall, it was a beautiful hike. Make sure to keep an eye on the map to follow the respective trail from All-trails, since it’s just a small piece of the main East/West summit trail.

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Dave Sheets
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Hiking

Nice little hike some spots had a little bit of mud but not that bad, can easily get around. Crossed by some small bodies of waters, some streams and cascades, there are other trails that split off in there, so pay attention to your trail markers. There’s a nice little stop off with a nice view of the lake and mountain on Scotts trail, there are some rocks you can sit on and chill. We had decided to have lunch there. Its a really nice loop i definitely recommend it

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Rhonda F.
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Hiking

Markers are not clear for the east west loop. The summit was tough and we wound up on a different trail the red trail. It took us double the time anticipated. Would not go back.

MammaS Hiker
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Hiking

Great quick hike. Definitely an easy trail, but be cautious of rocks and roots in the trail. Pretty beaver pond with lots of wildlife to be seen.

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Jenny S.
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HikingMuddy

Nice trail with woods and stream. Trail markers a little confusing on East, but careful looking kept us on the mark.

Ginny White
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Hiking

Really nice area unfortunately I missed the turn to continue the loop so went way off track! Will come again to complete the loop. Hunting in the area so use caution

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Kathy H.
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HikingScramble

Beautiful trail with nice ponds, brooks and views from the summit, BUT The loop shown in red is NOT the full East and West Loop Summit Loop. So use caution if you stick to the trail markers to the East and West Summit! It gets "difficult" at the summit, especially with a dog on a leash on dry leaves and pine needles. But the view is awesome.

David Sandberg
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Hiking

cleared my head!

Eric Window
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well marked trail with solid inclines!

Benjamin Haigh
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Casey Kulshreshtha
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Seth Reece
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Mallary Reece
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Tania Emerson
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Mallary Reece
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A M
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Ryan King
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Bill Clark
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Meagan Johnson
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Sloth McGoo
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rob hartz
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Stacey D
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Christine Bonaventura
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Jeana White
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