Wapack Trail

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Wapack Trail is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Peterborough, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2752 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This part of the Wapack Trail continues through the preserve, connecting thousands of acres of preserved forest habitat. This Preserve is managed by The Nature Conservancy, and is an excellent place for walking and observing wildlife. Camping, fires, or wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the preserve, and all dogs must be on a leash.

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4 months ago

Description for this trail is accurate. Various areas of large rock scrambles bolder hopping. A few good views. Overall good hike.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

This was an excellent hike. Trails well marked and maintained. I started at Miller and went to North Pack, looped around from summit on Cliff Trail (true to name, steep descent), and on return took the alternate trail back, so the only repeated part was the center Wapack section (which is really nice). Great alternative to Mount Monadnock if you're looking for a fun challenging hike with great views. Cool pine forests.

5 months ago

Pretty amazing hike. Did it solo

hiking
5 months ago

Not as majestic as Mount Monadnock but you get very good views of Mount Monadnock. The Southern end Miller state park can get very crowded. The northern end has plenty of blueberries during the late summer.

10 months ago

Did this trail on 6-3-17 with my wife, it was a good workout. Views were awesome!

hiking
10 months ago

quite the work out!

hiking
11 months ago

I thought it was fun! it wasn't too crazy crowded either, but there's like these 3 rock ledges of doom to climb up, still loved it though!

hiking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

Great hike but it's not easy, it took us (1 adult and 1 child) about an hour to get to the top. He wanted frequent breaks but the views are worth it.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Great hike. Relatively quick but steep overall. Great views of all of southern New Hampshire, and the White Mountains further north in New Hampshire and the Green Mountains of Vermont on a clear day.

hiking
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Once you get past the running water and mud, it's a wonderful hike.

hiking
Thursday, December 24, 2015

Good but muddy

camping
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Awesome better to take trail than road

hiking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

It was very fun and a good hike. I ran a lot of it and it was a good work. Plus the view at the top especially on the
watch tower is a great reword.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

interesting that the map only shows the section from Pack Monadnock to North Pack. The trail goes all the way down to Mt Watatic in MA. it is a very nice trail although only moderate in difficulty. It is a nice alternative in spring to the mud and post-holes further North.

hiking
Friday, August 13, 2010

Okay, nobody does this trail "out and back". This is a "thru-hike" trail. Typically you leave a car at one end of the trail and have someone drop you off at the other end. Camping is allowed only by reservation significantly ahead of time at one place on the trail, which means you can either push all 20 miles in one day, make the reservation (which is not near the mid-point of the trail), or camp illegally somewhere along the way.

It's a good trail. There are quite a number of decent views along the way, and at the right time to the year you can practically stuff yourself on blueberries every day. There are steep sections in a few places and it does wear you down, especially if you are camping somewhere.

Overall, crowds are pretty light, with almost all of the crowds being on Watatic or the Pack Monadnocks. The rest of the ridge may be completely empty.

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