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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

With the clocks now turned back, my after work hiking time has been dramatically reduced. As such, smaller peaks such as Peaked Mountain become destinations. While others were probably already getting glued to the television as to see which liberal Senator would be elected, I headed up to Conway on a somewhat warm afternoon for a hike.

The Middle Mountain Trail was in pretty good shape - dry and snow and ice free. I was pleased to see some new trail signs had been put up near Peaked Mountain.

I arrived at the summit just in time to see the sun set into some low clouds/haze between Mt. Chocorua and the Moats. With the haze, the views were a bit fuzzy. Since the clouds resulted in earlier than normal colors, and thus an earlier than normal subsiding of colors, I was able to get down most of the trail without using my headlamp.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: November 4, 2008
Hike Commenced: 3:39 PM
Parking Elevation: 535'
Destination: Peaked Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:42 PM
Summit Reached: 4:16 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:34
Trailhead Elevation: 545'
Summit Elevation: 1,739'
Vertical Gain: 1,244'
Hike Ended: 5:13 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:34
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,359'

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

Looking at Black Cap from Peaked Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Black Cap from Peaked Mountain

The sunset as seen from Peaked Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from Peaked Mountain

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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