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

The four star is to cover my dislike for the Turtleback “walk” part of the hike. Love Bald Knob and the Cut-off trail. Great day for it as I was trying to stay lower out of the winds and yet get a get a great view. Tracked out well. Micro spikes were helpful especially heading back down the cut off.

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.

I live a house away from this trail is a great hike just not always a very good view .

We just hiked up to the Faraway viewpoint and came back the same way as there was snow and ice at the top. We had done Roberts in the past and it’s quite steep without crampons in snow and ice. Made the trek a little longer - almost ten miles. Relatively easy hike as most of it is walking up an old carriage road

Very nice moderate hike. Views of the lake at various spots on way up. Summit has views north and I’m told if you continue off the summit on the Ridge Line Trail there are nice views north about a mile or so down. Enjoyable hike... would definitely do it again in the future.

Beautifully scenic views...

I enjoy a good rock scramble. This trail has a lot of loose rocks. A couple steep spots to begin with, but it eventually levels out. Some nice views off the lookouts. I just didn’t enjoy this trail.

Wonderful hike! Great views of the lake at various points prior to reaching the peak which has interesting views up to the whites. Washington snow shrouded on this October day. I’m told there is a view point about a mile further from the peak along Ridge Line Trail. The trail is well marked and moderate. The day was topped off by a hawk landing on the trail directly in front of us near the end of the hike.

2 months ago

Nice trail, with room cool volcanic formations at the peak.

This is a great hike. When wet a little slick but worth the steep ascent.

2 months ago

We did not find the climb gradual; the trail typically had repeating steep sections followed by flat. We didn't fully summit though - at the second overlook, we saw thick clouds moving in and feared rain. The decent would have been really tricky if wet. Regardless, the views at both overlooks were beautiful and the trail itself was lovely and well marked.

Light traffic on this trail with a gradual climb. Beautiful vistas along the trail with views of Winnipesaukee. View from the summit is not as spectacular. About 3/4 of the trail is deep woods.

Love this Hike!

2 months ago

One of the best fire tower views in NH. Check out my full write along with directions and things to look for.

Great trail and well maintained. Some pretty steep sections going up but the trail is well maintained with places to step. Beautiful and breathtaking from the top! We did see a black bear and cub about 50 feet from the trail on the way down and 1/2 mile from trailhead. They did run away as advertised.

Great hike!

Great family hike with rewarding views in all directions from the fire tower. picnic table at the summit with views toward the big lake. our almost 5 yr old grandson did the round trip in 3.5 hrs, including a lengthy lunch break at the top and several snack breaks. Trail has become more eroded and rougher underfoot than it used to be, so sturdy sneakers are a good idea.

3 months ago

Fairly moderate trail with some steep inclines. We enjoyed the dense tree growth towards the top. Different hike, but a good work out. Beautiful views of the lakes.

what a nice little trail along the lake and through the woods. though trail is relatively flat, good walking/hiking shoes a must as you cross over small rocks and tree roots often.

A pleasant hike. Previous reviews are correct, rocky terrain early on, and great views of the lakes near the summit. Recent rains made the early trail section muddy and buggy, but not enough to be a consideration.

Great hike. View at the top isn’t the best unless you go up the fire tower due to tree growth blocking view. Hike about 1.5 hours up if you go at a steady pace. We did it with our 7, 9 and 11 year old children who made it up pretty easily.

nice hike right after sunrise. The bugs were kinda crazy till you get to the top. Great pics from the fire tower. warm out but mostly shaded on the decent trail up

Steep! Rocky terrain on red market path - worth the hike to climb the tower

Great hike, moderate elevation gain throughout. Rocky footing I’d say for the middle portion of the hike right before it gets out of tree line. The good views are at the lookout about 1.0-1.5 mile in as well on the open rocks.

Great hike with pretty view at the top

Pretty good hike, no views of the tower or anything else though until you reach the top, but once you get up in the fire tower it’s 360 degrees of amazing views of several mountains and beautiful lake winnipesaukee.

Beautiful, easy walk through woods, very pretty and serene. And no bugs today.

on Mount Roberts Trail

7 months ago

Great hike, pretty consistent elevation gains after the first half mile or so. Forest floor gives way to rocky paths and transitions to rock face until returning to more dense forest floor near the summit. Partial view at the Summit, but better views from several rock outcroppings. the first is Scenic Overlook we dubbed Snack Rock and had excellent views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the mountains on the other side.

Traffic was light, a few couples and two large groups. Lots of dogs. Still ice and snow on the trail near the summit 4/28.

Decided to go hiking today with my boyfriend. There was still a few snow drifts in a couple places which made things a bit tricky. Fairly quiet trail with limited views most of the way up. As intermediate hikers, we found this trail to be manageable but fairly lengthy and fatiguing. Definitely want to make sure you have a backpack with water and lunch or snacks. The views from the fire tower are fantastic, though be careful if it is windy because it is certainly magnified at the top. Overall, the hike was pleasant.

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