Wapack Trail/Marion Davis Trail

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Wapack Trail/Marion Davis Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Peterborough, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
915 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Parts of the Marion Davis Trail and Wapack Trail pass through The Nature Conservancy's Joanne Bass Bross Preserve, 501 acres of wilderness conserved in 2001. It's part of a 2,700-acre swath of contiguous conserved lands, including the Wapack National Fish and Wildlife Refuge on North Pack.

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

After a warm spell the last couple of days I thought I would give this a try with my dog. It was a nice work out scrambling up boulders and searching for a path through the large patches of ice covering the trail. Took about an hour and fifteen min stopping a few times for water and to let people pet Marley. After we got to the top we jogged down the access road to finish the workout. Crampons needed for this trail right now.

2 months ago

lots of access points. well maintained. good views

2 months ago

The hike was just the right amount of challenging and the beauty along the way with the winter icing was gorgeous! The trees protect you from the wind on the trail but not at the top so dress warm if you go mid winter! The hike heats you up but once you stop moving and are out in the open brrr! Have fun

hiking
5 months ago

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6 months ago

Wasn't prepared for the rockiness but it was a great hike. Fabulous views and the fall colors were beautiful! And my Setters loved!

6 months ago

great views throughout the hike!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy kid friendly, dog friendly trail. Great for a short morning hike before lunch.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

This is a great hike for a reasonable investment of time. It's listed as hard which is appropriate at certain stretches but at other times it's moderate. The view is quite good at the top and you have the option of the auto road if you want another option straight up or down. Not as visually breathtaking as its close neighbor Mount Monadnock but well worth the time. For the best circuit I recommend going up the Wapack and down the Marion Davis trail.

8 months ago

It wasn't difficult.. Good rocky trail

hiking
9 months ago

Went up Wapack, the trail listed as hard, and down Marion Davis. Did the Summit Loop at the top and took the Spruce Knoll trail to the overlook. Was wet and foggy so no views but was a good, if short, hike with the dog.

Wapack has some good scrambles and rocks at the start and is a fun hike. Marion Davis was decent.

I wouldn't classify either as "hard" or "difficult" but can see parts of Wapack giving people a hard time.

9 months ago

1st hike ever for my wife an I. today was foggy with mist and 62 degrees. besides the lack of view it was perfect weather as it kept us from sweating up too badly. More strenuous than I expected but made up relatively easy. due to the wet rocks we decided to walk down the auto road. great day.

hiking
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hiking
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