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Black Cap
Conway, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Black Cap Trail
Looking down the Black Cap Trail

Route: Black Cap Trail

Upon finishing a hike to Mt. Parker, I could see a clearing trend to the south and west. Thus, I decided to head up to Black Cap for a brief sunset hike.

While the trail was a bit from recent rain, the ledges were fortunately fairly dry. After checking out the eastern viewpoint (which seems to be more grown in than I remember it), I went back to the ledges along the trail to get ready for the sunset. Unfortunately, a dark layer of clouds blew in from the Presidentials, covering most of the color. Can't win them all!


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Black Cap
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, November 9, 2008
Hike Commenced: 3:29 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,705'
Destination: Black Cap
Ascent Commenced: 3:29 PM
Summit Reached: 3:52 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 1,705'
Summit Elevation: 2,369'
Distance: 1.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 679'
Hike Ended: 4:54 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:25
Hike Distance: 2.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 734'


Black Cap Trail trailhead
Black Cap Trail trailhead

Looking at Kearsarge North Mountain from near the summit of Black Cap - Click to enlarge
Looking at Kearsarge North Mountain from near the summit of Black Cap

Sunset colors masked by dark clouds as seen from Black Cap - Click to enlarge
Sunset colors masked by dark clouds as seen from Black Cap

Topographic map of Black Cap


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from North Conway. Take a right onto Hurricane Mountain Road. Go past the Kearsarge North Trail trailhead, past the gate, and to the top of the mountain. Parking area and trailhead are on the right.

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