Hiking Mount Chocorua

Mt. Chocorua    3490 ft.

Mount Chocorua is the eastern most peak of the Sandwich Range. This range  extends east-west about 30 miles from Conway, New Hampshire. It is part of the White Mountain National Forrest. Although the range is not outstanding for its elevation, it is very rugged and has excellent views of the surrounding lakes, mountains, and forests. Mount Chocorua has a bare summit that can be seen from almost every direction. On clear days, from the summit, you can see for miles in all directions. This mountain summit also affords views of Lake Winnipesaukee, NH in all its beauty.

The most popular trails to the summit are the Champney Falls trail and Liberty trail for your ascent. Liberty trail is a little more rugged and tough compared to champney. Both trails have outlooks and rock cliffs as well as some rock scrambling. A good choice for descent would be the Piper trail which boasts of nice cliff encounters. The AMC Mountain Club maintains these trails.

Have a good time and enjoy your trip. Another great hike in this same region would be Mt. Whiteface.

Quick Trail Facts:

Approx. time to summit: 3.5 hours

Miles round trip: 7.2

Champney Falls trail: Views of the Falls itself along the way. Moderate climb.

Liberty trail: More steep and rough. Cliff overlooks. Mod/Difficult.

Piper trail: Best for descent. Cliff overlooks. Moderate.

Directions to trailhead parking:

RT 16 in Chocorua, N.H. At Chocoura Lake Bridge follow dirt road till you see trail head parking area.