UNH Trail to Hedgehog Mountain

MODERATE 53 reviews

UNH Trail to Hedgehog Mountain is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Conway, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1466 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
13 hours ago

hiking
13 hours ago

hiking
4 days ago

GO EAST.. This was an easy hike if you go East. If you go in the other direction it earns its moderate rating. I really enjoyed the ledge the best, more so than the summit. This was an enjoyable hike but in comparison to Indian Head Trail and Mt Potash.

hiking
11 days ago

Not what my wife and I expected and we are experienced hikers! There was as much climbing as hiking and as older citizens we were challenged by the trail, especially toward the top, both up and down! Glad we survived the full experience. THIS trail took much longer than expected ann was strenuous! Everyone me met on the trail shared their experience that it was difficult and more strenuous​ than expected!

hiking
13 days ago

Really good hike especially with a dog.

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

No traffic on the mountain, was a good hike for a moderate physical challenge. Part of the loop was decommissioned but another path was provided for smooth travel. Was disappointed that the peak of the hike was not labeled, and trees were on the top of the mountain. There were ledges near the top of the mountain that provided a great unobstructed view of the neighboring mountains.

26 days ago

Great trail not too challenging but enough to break a sweat. Just a warning to future hikers the trail is poorly marked and the mileage is inaccurate as well. Not enough of a negative to keep me away, but just a heads up

hiking
27 days ago

Great views from top of mt

hiking
29 days ago

Great hike, relatively easy. Pay close attention to the markers as the trail is not well marked.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike, nice views, waiting for nature to start growing more.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail

hiking
5 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Yellow blazes could've better marked. Other than that, awesome payoff for relatively easy hike. Great for dogs, older folks, kids, beginners. Many great views along the way. Few hazards, easy to get to, parking lot with $3 self pay fee, would definitely do again!

hiking
7 months ago

Took clockwise trail up. Great views from the ledge and summit!

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

This is a great trail. Use the east side of the loop when ascending. You'll want to linger at the ledges, where the view is much better, rather than at the summit. The climb is mild and great for younger kids. You could descend the east loop without summiting and it would be a great family hike.

Slight descent from the ledges and then a steeper ascent to the summit. The descent on the west loop is very steep. Look for a nice view of mt Washington as you descend.

All in all the view is fantastic for the rather moderate effort.