Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Conway with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Did this with my adult sons lots different types of terrain with lots of views!

hiking
7 days ago

hike, not for beginners
good 360 views, completed in 3.4 hours with a break at summit
not a good trail for bad knees

Not for the faint of heart! Strong and endless elevation gains after the first 20 minutes of the trail. Beautiful scene at the summit makes it all worthwhile. We were hot on the trail but conditions were cool and windy up top, so layers are a great idea. Enjoy!

I went on this hike on a beautiful day in June and it was amazing. The views from the top are breathtaking, highly recommend! it's on the more difficult side and there are rocks to climb over at the top so be aware of this when setting out.

Bouts of steep rocks are mixed in with a decently level route. Elevation is gained roughly and quickly, however the views from the top are fantastic. On a clear day the white mountains can be clearly seen across the horizon. About 4 hours if you’re going a decent/slower pace. Like most N.H. hikes, this is well worth the trip.

Good hike.

Definitely do this trail counter-clockwise. Right now there are a lot of trees down from the winter storms. Some trees have the blazes on them and others have fallen directly on the path. When you come to the fork at the base of the loop, go right.

The hike itself was beautiful. It took us 5 hours (we’re on the slower side of things) and offered many great views along the way!

Great loop with rocky summits, I strongly recommend it

Visitor Center staff told me this site is under construction as they repair/replace some railings. The projected opening is June 8.

This is a great trail. It has it all, great waterfalls, scrambles ad 360 degree views at the top of Middle Sister.

hiking
17 days ago

Still closed. Was hoping it would be open because of last review but it was not! Nice ride though!

NICE TRAIL STARTS IN OPEN HARDWOODS AND CLIMBS INTO LEDGES WITH GREAT VIEWS IN MANY DIRECTIONS. FOLLOWS A BROOK ON THE WAY BACK. NO ICE ON THE TRAIL FIRST TIME THIS SEASON .SPRING MUST BE HERE.

We hiked up the piper trail today, took the pup with us as well. Great trail although there was a good amount of snow/ice still. We didn’t have spikes but still managed to summit. The top was pretty icey though. Spectacular views up top of Mt Washington and the surrounding White Mountains. With the snow and ice it took us about 4hrs round trip.

Trail was hard packed snow all the way to the summit, but it turned the rocky trail into a sidewalk so that was welcomed. In snowy/winter conditions, microspikes are needed to scramble on the ice-wrapped summit rocks. Slope is kind and gradual, aside from some large steps at the summit. Great one!

Absolutely beautiful hike. The trail to South Moat Mountain starts out as an easy uphill stroll along a nice wooded trail. Just past the halfway point views begin to show through the thinning trees. 3/4 and the trail turns into open sloped ledge with sporadic trees and vegetation. Shortly after you will emerge onto the summit. The summit a completely open cone with plenty of flat space to roam as you take in the incredible views. I was fortunate to visit here on a day of clear skies and could see Mount Tecumseh one direction and the Presidential Range in the other. Although a relatively short mountain when compared to many it certainly gives you the impression you are standing the summit of a "big league" mountain. Most of the trail is steady uphill but not overly strenuous, the steepest sections are fairly short and well spaced out from one another. I would rate this trail on the higher end of moderate and very well worth the effort. As a very experienced 30 year hiker of The White Mountains, this is my first time here and I must say it is one of the VERY BEST views you could find!!!

Tried to go up through the Liberty/Brook trails in early April, the 3 mile dirt path to the start was completely snowed in and couldn't get the car through. I recommend taking the Champney Fall Trailhead route from the North, parking is right off the highway—its not marked for Mt. Chocorua at the start, but about 2 miles into the hike you will start to see signs pointing towards. Near the summit you intersect with with Liberty/Brook trails. About 7.5 miles there and back using this route. Really beautiful moderate hike and nice scenery during the drive. A little icy at the top, spikes wouldn't be a bad idea.

Went out for our first ever snowshoe hike, and picked this trail because of the good reputation and great views. We were not disappointed. The snow was perfect for snowshoes. We are somewhat strong hikers, and we were up and down in 4 hours. The trail is not a great challenge, although much of the trail is unspectacular, but it is a full sized mountain. The summit is VERY cool. Its a sharp pinicle that makes you feel you are out in open air. The views of Mt Washington were utterly stunning today (today was EXTREMELY clear with several feet of fresh powder). Be aware that Mt Washington is 19 miles away, so a super crisp view isnt guaranteed. We would've carried on the 0.6 miles to Middle Moat Mt if it weren't for the literally subzero wind chill.

All in all, this is a nice, sometimes uneventful, trail that leads to a wonderful summit.

2 months ago

Beautiful views from the summit. I hiked this in the fall & the colors of the trees were simply amazing. Very well traveled. Passed lots of friendly hikers of various ages.

Did this one about a month ago, bring microspikes, maybe some snowshoes too in the winter! Incredible views at the top. This little mountain was very memorable for me still! It was extremely windy at the top, but you felt higher than you were because of the 360 view and many places to look!

Lovely snowshoe hike. Can't beat the solitude and winter beauty. Did not see anyone on the entire loop, just saw a few people on the stick of the lollipop near the trailhead. Dog loved it too! There are numerous vantage points for good views in different directions, including Allens Ledge just a short ways off the trail, but no 360-degree views.

Short, easy hike, fairly popular, a conveniently located beautiful waterfall. Worth a stop.

I didn’t actually intend to climb Chocoura when I went (originally there for the falls) so I was a bit ill-prepared. Like most will say, the views at the top are killer....however. It’s February but for some reason the temps were in the 60’s so I figured it would be a great day to get out. Don’t make that mistake on this trail. The whole mountain was melting causing the trails to become rivers of either slush or solid ice. Even with micro spikes it was incredibly tiring. Many sections of trail looked like solid ice but ended up being 8in of slush. That left me with soaked feet for the whole climb. Definitely plan your trip during nicer weather unless you’re a sucker for pain.

This was a short, easy walk, but the scenery is beautiful.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Great day on the trail, all alone 34* F sunny/lite wind. Trail was well packed.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice and scenic walk.

lost from list added it back.

hiking
3 months ago

Quick walk, heavy traffic in the summer, but worth it.

Great day! Snow shoed in and watched ice climbers. Everyone there had a great day. Jan. 28th felt like a spring day!

crazy crispy clear views! Stare down the Kancamagus. Bring some traction.

hiking
3 months ago

great winter hike. plowed parking lot. packed trail so micro spikes were fine. nice gradual climb. this time of year I would suggest taking the spur to the falls on the way up. the steps near the falls are really icy. much easier climbing up than down. great day about 90 minutes round trip

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