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Copple Crown Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
77% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 712' 217 m
Descent: -17' -5 m
High: 1,858' 566 m
Low: 1,163' 355 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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Leashed
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Trail shared by Tom Robson

A completely wooded, well-maintained trail culminating at an amazing Lakes Region view.

Tom Robson

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Dogs must be leashed from March 15 - July 15. No fires allowed.

Runner Notes

Keep an eye out for slippery rocks and roots, as well as the occasional cobblestone that might throw you off-balance.

Description

At first, Copple Crown Trail rises slightly, then falls gradually into a small drainage. Don't be fooled, however, as this run has only begun! After crossing an ephemeral stream, the path begins to steepen. Follow the obvious blue blazes as the trail switchbacks around cascading water features, through granite boulder fields, and up the rooty slopeside.

Eventually, after some huffing and puffing, you'll finally reach an intersection with the Copple Crown East Peak Trail. Unless you intend to hit both summits, stay right and motor your way to the top of Copple Crown!

Though the summit area itself is small, the views are massive. To your left (west) you'll see Lake Winnipesaukee and to your right (north) you'll see Lake Wentworth. Of course, the White Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for these pristine lakes.

Flora & Fauna

Orchids and ferns are present throughout, making for an enchanting experience. In addition, maple and pine trees grow in tight quarters in this area, which makes for abundant shade. Keep an eye out for blueberry bushes at and near the summit.

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Photos

Bombing down past some awesome granite outcroppings.
Jul 13, 2015 near Sanborn…, NH
The ferns coat some sections of this trail.
Jul 13, 2015 near Sanborn…, NH
At the intersection of Copple Crown Trail and Copple Crown East Peak.
Jul 13, 2015 near Sanborn…, NH
The view from the summit on a cloudy day.
Jul 13, 2015 near Sanborn…, NH
There are some cool water features along this trail.
Jul 13, 2015 near Sanborn…, NH
Almost to the top!
Jul 13, 2015 near Sanborn…, NH

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