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great hike with some of the best views in the whites, we had mid winter conditions!! snow no ice!!

Early December, perfect for a half day hike. Barely got away with no snow shoes this time, but crampons were a must. Only reason it’s not 5 stars is the ski run at the summit, other than that we did not see a single person the whole way up.

hiking
1 day ago

While there are some confusing areas along the trail, it's great for an easy yet long hike, and while it's close to 101W and Bedford, it's a quiet and serene getaway! Great for dogs.

12/8/18 Trail journal with conditions, photos, and gear list up at packandpeak.com now.

Took 5 hours through a fresh coat of snow. Used snowshoes about 1/2 the time. Did it clockwise as others have. Great views from all 3 peaks in winter.

hiked this morning, beautiful with all the ice and snow on the water

hiking
3 days ago

This trail is a great hike. We did do the Trail counterclockwise and it was a lovely hike. I want to go back and hike it clockwise to see which way is “nicer”.
There were some smaller trees down throughout the trail - easily maneuvered
We wore spikes as the path was packed by hiker traffic.
Note: When you cross the covered bridge from the parking lot take a right to the trailhead.

3 days ago

Fun trail. Did back in June.

Great trails really well marked. Carried my snowshoes but the entire loop was hard packed and didn’t use them. Used only my spikes, no post holing. Went Percival to Morgan. Would recommend if you want to take the ladders to go Morgan first....the cave squeeze to get to the ladders was a little less clear with the snow, but there are foot prints. My first time up there. It was breathtaking.

4 days ago

Incline up, summit trail down. It’s great for dogs, especially if they pull you up the incline...

cross country skiing
4 days ago

Very enjoyable. Amazing views. Excellent tracks.

Beautiful views from the fire tower at the top. Did this hike back in November, rainy at the bottom and all snow at the top. Neat cabin at the top that provided a bit of respite from the wind.

Hiked December 4 2018. Two fit 64 year olds. We came across others during the hike, which was a straight shot up Crawford Path rather than the loop. Cold day with 17 degrees at base and single digits at top with strong winds. Lots of snow but well packed trail. Only needed Microspikes. We layered up particularly when we came close to the summit. Needed shell, face mask, and other. We came across several 30 year olds who were fine without shells and hats until a mile from the top. At summit all hikers were dressed for arctic conditions. Experimented with various water bottles. Insulated bottles inside pack were fine. Insulated cycling bottles outside pack were fine until we approached summit and they froze completely. Be prepared for arctic weather in winter.

10 days ago

Different trails for all ages, taking your time you can easily complete any trail with staying on two feet. A great view of gunstock on a clear day! Parking at the elementary school makes it safe and convenient.

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome, easy to access trail! There's trail parking off of Lyndeborough Rd. in Amherst, and within a short walk on the trail there's access to other trails, a quarry, a small hill and a neighborhood.

hiking
10 days ago

This trail is right down the road from my house and super accessible. Right off the Milford Oval, it makes for a great afternoon walk. The trails are well maintained, well traveled and good for all skill levels.

This is a great hike in the summer and almost better in the winter. Snow at the bottom was ~3 inches but at the top was almost 1.5 feet so snowshoes are highly recommended. I hiked up Percival and down Morgan, which is definitely the way to do it in the winter. Percival starts shallow then heads sharply upwards. Trying to get down the trail in deep snow would be tricky, but going down Morgan was no problem. The views as always are unbelievable! I stayed almost an hour on top of Morgan.
Time to Percival summit: 2 hours
Time to Morgan Summit: 42 minutes
Total time (with ~4 trail breaks and an hour on the summit): 4 and a half hours

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful day at Peaked Mountain today! I took Middle Mnt trail up to Peaked and then Peaked Mnt trail down. Well..that was my plan but soon agree getting on the trail to decent I started to follow some snowshoes tracks thinking that was the trail....nope!! Before I knew it I was in waist deep snow following bushwhacked tracks. I throw my snowshoes on which really made no difference in that deep of snow. But eventually it met back up to the main trail at the connector. So if your coming down keep to the right for the nicely groomed trail unless you want a challenge!
The loop was beautifully packed down and used my microspikes just for some added traction. The view was so amazing and was a clear day!! There was no technical aspects of this loop just a nice grade up!

skiing
12 days ago

Pretty solid ski trail here. Good for intermediate-advanced skiers. The trail is fairly wide compared to most backcountry ski trails, good for moderately spaced turns and not too steep. There’s a pretty neat cabin at the top, but it’s locked in winter. Lower down there’s some opportunity for glade skiing.

hiking
12 days ago

11/30/18 The trailhead and parking lot is on the left hand side on highland street 0.1 from where the app directions tell you it is on the right. The trail was well marked. I used micro spikes. You may want them if you do the north peak loop. The views - incredible on south peak. There is a lookout:/clearing on the way to north peak, but best views are south peak.

hiking
12 days ago

I use this trail for exercise although there are some spots with a view along the trail. If you go across and past the cell towers at the top you end up on summit trail. A great way to get back to parking lot or over to the North summit. Spikes in the winter are a must as trails are pretty icy and you never land on any parts that are cushioned when you fall.

hiking
13 days ago

11/29/18- the alltrails app takes you right to trailhead. We just had several inches of heavy snow a few days ago, but trail was broken out. I didn't see any trail markings. There is a Small water crossing in the beginning, but the rest of the trail was pretty snow covered. I used micro spikes, but towards the top there were spots snowshoes would have come in handy. It is a gradual ascend, towards the top it is a little more steep. Lots of tree coverage and it was like walking in a winter wonderland. I agree with the reviews. You want to stay right at the split as there was a beautiful view/outlook. I did see a few areas the trail winged off, but I stayed with the trail. Only saw one person on the trail.

A wonderful vigorous hike with a phenomenal view at top as your reward. A decent pace will get you to the top in 45 minutes.

14 days ago

This is one of my favorite fall foliage hikes, great for small groups looking for an 8 mile scenic trail walk. It can be a little muddy at times during the rainy season but makes for a great snow shoe hike in the deep of winter!

Did this with a summer camp. Really fun, not challenging. There is a cliff at one point but you don't have to go near the edge. Steep rock face to climb but I was fine in hiking boots. Took five hours with slow frequently stopping camp group. Would probably take four hours with a frequently stopping but well paced group. (done somepoint in July)

Great hike, beautiful views!

hiking
17 days ago

Great day. Had to wear snowshoes from start to finish so this “easy” hike was a bit more challenging than normal. We started from the logging road to avoid the river crossing. I would rate this hike “moderate” level vice “easy” One great view about 2/3 to top. Spectacular view from the top where even Mt Washington was clearly visible to the north. Snow softened from warmer temps on way down, so it was a little dicey. Nice hike overall.

I grew up around Mt. Cube. Have only climbed it twice. Was a very pleasant trek from Baker Pond. The view was awesome as I remembered it when I first climbed it in the late 70s. Sat at the top for about 40 minutes taken in what mother nature given us. I recommend this to all who enjoy a great view and habe a love for the outdoors.

Excellent hike featuring expansive valley views west to Cathedral Ledge and north to Mt. Washington. My quick fix when I need some nature time.

hiking
17 days ago

one of my favorite hikes to do in the winter!

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