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Black Cap
Conway, NH

Black Cap as seen from Middle Moat Mountain
Black Cap as seen from Middle Moat Mountain

Location mapSummary
Black Cap is located east of Cranmore Mountain and south of Hurricane Mountain. There are views in nearly every directions from various points around the ledgy summit. An observation tower was once located near the summit, as late as the 1960s. The western face of the mountain has long been considered for a potential expansion of Cranmore Mountain ski area.

Summit Elevation
2,369 feet

Summit Facilities
None.

Trails
The most popular way to ascend Black Cap is via the Black Cap Trail from Hurricane Mountain Road (closed in winter). A longer route to Black Cap can incorporate the Black Cap Connector Trail from the southwest.

Trip Reports:
Click on the date for photos, timestamps, and maps.
Date of Hike Trail(s) Length Steepness Vertical
August 31, 2010 Black Cap Trail, more Easy Easy 754'
May 11, 2010 Black Cap Trail, more Easy Easy 754'
April 30, 2010 Black Cap Connector Moderate Moderate 2,334'
November 2, 2009 Black Cap Trail Easy Moderate 734'
November 9, 2008 Black Cap Trail Easy Moderate 734'
August 22, 2007 Black Cap Trail Easy Moderate 734'
May 21, 2007 Black Cap Trail Easy Moderate 734'

More Information
- Cranmore Mountain Expansion History - Black Cap - NewEnglandSkiHistory.com
- Cranmore Mountain Resort - NewEnglandSkiHistory.com




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