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About


Mount Chocorua
Albany, NH


Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below. "Summit" photos may in fact not be at the actual summit - but instead at the best nearby vista.

Champney Falls Trail to Mt. Chocorua

We embarked on our first hiking venture in the White Mountains via the Champney Falls Trail. Intending to summit with minimal crowds, we bypassed the falls and Three Sisters range and went straight to the Chocorua summit. Surprisingly, there wasn't a single person in sight.

After looking at the panoramic views on Chocorua, we went over each of the Three Sisters. We then took a very icy Champney Falls Cut Off trail back to the Champney Falls Trail, and then detoured down to the Champney and Pitcher Falls.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mount Chocorua
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: First Sister
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Middle Sister
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Third Sister
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: November 22, 2006
Hike Commenced: 9:09 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,260'
Destination: Mount Chocorua
Ascent Commenced: 9:09 AM
Summit Reached: 10:42 AM
Time Elapsed: 01:33
Trailhead Elevation: 1,260'
Summit Elevation: 3,474'
Vertical Gain: 2,314'
Destination: First Sister
Ascent Commenced: 11:16 AM
Summit Reached: 11:36 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:20
Trailhead Elevation: 3,475'
Summit Elevation: 3,354'
Vertical Gain: 194'
Destination: Middle Sister
Ascent Commenced: 11:36 AM
Summit Reached: 11:43 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:07
Trailhead Elevation: 3,354'
Summit Elevation: 3,340'
Vertical Gain: 120'
Destination: Third Sister
Ascent Commenced: 11:43 AM
Summit Reached: 11:51 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:08
Trailhead Elevation: 3,340'
Summit Elevation: 3,240'
Vertical Gain: 50'
Hike Ended: 1:27 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 4:18
Hike Distance: 9 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,018'



Champney Falls Trail trailhead


Mount Chocorua summit, looking north at the Three Sisters and Mt. Washington


First Sister summit, looking north at Middle Sister


Middle Sister Trail


Middle Sister summit, looking south at Lake Chocorua (tucked behind the mountains)


Third Sister summit, looking north at Mount Washington




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 112 West past the visitor center on the right. The Champney Falls Trail pay parking lot and trailhead are around the next curve on the left.

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