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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mt. Chocorua
Albany, NH

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

Route: Piper Trail, (Mt. Chocorua), Piper Trail, Camp Penacook Spur, Piper Trail

Trail was mostly dry and in good shape. Good to see some recent blazes and cairns above treeline - that should hopefully cut down on search and rescues

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Chocorua
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Parking Elevation: 780'
Destination: Mt. Chocorua
Time Elapsed: 01:17
Trailhead Elevation: 780'
Summit Elevation: 3,474'
Distance: 4.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,824'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:51
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,104'

The Piper Trail trailhead
The Piper Trail trailhead

Looking up the Piper Trail
Looking up the Piper Trail

Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Chocorua - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Chocorua

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from Tamworth. The Piper Trail WMNF sign is on the left, immediately after a general store. The WMNF fee parking area is about a minute or off Route 16. The Piper Trail trailhead is at the back corner of the parking lot.

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