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Mt Chocorua, Chocorua

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Mount Chocorua is a summit in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. At an elevation of 3490ft it is the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range. 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's bare summit can be seen from almost every direction and can be identified from many points throughout central New Hampshire and western Maine.GeographyMount Chocorua is located in the town of Albany and is the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest. The Sandwich Range is located north of the Lakes Region and south of the Kancamagus Highway. The range extends about 30mi east-west from Conway on the Saco River to Campton on the Pemigewasset. Chocorua's summit is a picturesque rocky cone, and the mountain is purported to be one of the most photographed in the world (AMC Guide, page 310). One of the most photographed sites is from Chocorua Lake, which often casts a perfect reflection of the mountain top.Hiking trailsMount Chocorua is a popular destination for hikers. Although it is under in elevation, its bare and rocky summit commands excellent views in all directions. Since most trails begin at much lower elevations, a hike to the summit is a strenuous exercise. There are many trails up the mountain, and they can be quite crowded during the summer months. Especially popular are the Piper Trail ( each way from the east), the Champney Falls Trail (from the north), and the Liberty Trail (from the southwest).
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  • Day of July to 25 Celsius, we set up the mount Chocorua in family (7 to 47 years) by the Champney Falls trail. The 3.4 miles to the Summit are the trails roughly (very rocky) under a shady forest. At the first tier of the path, lies the Champney falls for a pleasant break. The last part of the trail (0.6 mile) is a succession of rock to "climb" to the top, which makes the most interesting adventure. At the top of the mountain you will have a 360 view of the White Mountains from the rocky peak. The trail is well-marked and easy. Family, ascension to duration 2:30 and 2:00 descent. Dogs are allowed on the trails.
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  • The views here are spectacular, but you definitely work for it! The trail is incredibly rocky the closer you get to the top and does get increasingly steep. Take breaks!! Once you get to the summit fo...  more »
  • The view from the top is amazing and worth every sweat, blood, and tear shed during the hike up. This was a moderate hike but because we were still sore from a previous hard hike, hiking Mt Chocorua w...  more »

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