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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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  • Beautiful views, great trail, not too much traffic. Last 20% of the trail includes significant climb on steep rocks - not for those who fear heights.  more »
  • Hiked up the falls trail and sat and had lunch on a rock in the middle of the falls. BEAUTIFUL! Great on a hot day!  more »
  • My two brothers, a sister-in-law, a 33-year-old nephew and I hiked up to the Liberty Cabin on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We encountered perhaps a dozen other people during the full-day hike. We ha...  more »