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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Peaked Mountain
Conway, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Middle Mountain Trail
The Middle Mountain Trail

Route: Middle Mountain Trail, Peaked Mountain Trail, (Peaked Mountain), Peaked Mountain Trail, Middle Mountain Trail

Since I had a little extra time, today's sunset hike would be slightly longer than current daylight has been allowing.

My first, and so far only, time on Peaked Mountain had been in April, in conjunction with Middle Mountain. I had my choice today - Peaked or Middle - and due to the direction of the ledges in comparison to the sunset, I chose Peaked.

I was the only one in the unplowed parking lot upon arriving. The trail was fairly well broken out by snowshoers and barebooters alike. Contrary to my spring hike, the trail wasn't too wet.

Arriving at the summit, I could see there was some potential for a nice sunset. Unfortunately, a small bank of clouds moved in on Mt. Chocorua and obscured what would otherwise be the best part of the sunset. Nonetheless, there were really nice colours in all other directions.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: December 6, 2007
Hike Commenced: 2:46 PM
Parking Elevation: 535'
Destination: Peaked Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 2:51 PM
Summit Reached: 3:42 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:51
Trailhead Elevation: 545'
Summit Elevation: 1,739'
Vertical Gain: 1,244'
Hike Ended: 4:51 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:05
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,359'

Middle Mountain Trail trailhead under the power lines
Middle Mountain Trail trailhead under the power lines

Looking southeast into Maine from Peaked Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast into Maine from Peaked Mountain

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Topographic map of Peaked Mountain - Click to enlarge

Directions to trailhead: From Routes 16/302 in North Conway, take Artist Falls Road past the railroad tracks. Take a right onto Thompson Road. A small Town of Conway/Pudding Pond Conservation Area signed parking lot will be on the right shortly thereafter.

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