Black Cap Hiking Trail, North Conway

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  • This trail will afford you some nice views to the Southwest. Not a hard trail and great for a family day hike. Bring extra water with you and your binoculars.  more »
  • The hike is a simple one and easy to get to from North Conway. Parking is along the hurricane mountain road. If you are coming from North Conway parking is on the right if you are travelling east. Do ...  more »
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  • Short (took me about 30 minutes one way), fairly easy, steep hike. The trail was in good condition (October), with easily seen markings and trail signs. There are the usual rocks and roots and the top is all rock which some might find tricky with younger kids but 6/7 and older would be perfect for this trail. The views at the top are beautiful!
  • Rating a mountain peak, okay sure. Well the trail up there was very clean with lots of water run off drainage cuts. Plenty of connecting trails to neighboring mountains (like Cranmore if memory serves). The summit gets rather tricky since the top of the mountain is mostly bare rock. If you aren't comfortable on the rocks you should either bring hiking poles or take the long way up (there is a cross roads near the top where hikers can opt to either have a short rigorous climb, or a long steady low incline hike). The rock face on top has paint leading hikers toward a paint circle representing the peak. Sunset is really amazing up there, but be careful... night with no trees on top of the mountain comes a lot later than it does in the woods on your way back down. When it gets dim at the peak it is pitch black in the woods. Bring a head light (EMS has great black diamond headlights over at settlers crossing by the black cap grill). Carry in carry out.

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