Velvet Rocks via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews

Velvet Rocks via Appalachian Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hanover, 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 April until October.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1072 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

1 month ago

The incline is a bit rough at some points, and certainly a challenge in wet weather over all the rocks. Bring trekking poles... And your camera! We saw deer, snakes, lots of toads, and beautiful rock formations ☺️.

hiking
1 month ago

The incline is a bit rough at some points, and certainly a challenge in wet weather over all the rocks. Bring trekking poles... And your camera! We saw deer, snakes, lots of toads, and beautiful rock formations ☺️.

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hiking
8 months ago

I enjoy the boulders and rocks on this section of the trail as a contrast to the nearby VT trails that I usually hike. I have only hiked it in dry summer/fall weather though, being warned that the rocks get very slippery in rain. Not sure how it will be with ice and snow, but am looking forward to finding out..with cleats of course!

10 months ago

very pretty trail, but not well marked for the connecting trails.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

hiking
Thursday, April 12, 2012

I finished the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire and the southwestern sections are a treat. Not heavy traffic and periodic good views. My favorite time for these sections is during fall foliage, late September