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Champney Falls Trail

Intermediate

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3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
73% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,854' 565 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,175' 968 m
Low: 1,320' 402 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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Experience waterfalls, great views, and wildlife on this ridge-earning trail.

Tom Robson

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

The Champney Falls Trail begins by the information board in the parking area. After crossing the footbridge over Twin Brook, the trail turns sharply to the right. Follow the gradual grade of an old logging road to Champney Brook. At 1.4 miles, a loop trail will branch off on the left to scenic Champney and Pitcher Falls. In .3 miles the loop will reconnect with the Champney Falls Trail, which becomes steeper.

The first set of switchbacks is reached at 2.4 miles. At 3.0 miles the Middle Sister cutoff leads to the Middle Sister Trail. The Champney Falls Trail will reach a saddle and pass the Middle Sister Trail on the left. Soon the Champney Falls Trail intersects Piper Trail, which will lead you to the summit in .06 mile.

If you continue south on Champney Falls Trail, you'll eventually reach an intersection with Brook Trail. However, don't miss an opportunity to hit the summit of Mt. Chocorua!

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Champney falls trail and piper trail intersections. .06 miles below the summit.
Sep 3, 2019 near Tamworth, NH
The steps on Champney Falls Trail.
Oct 22, 2015 near Tamworth, NH
Which way!?
Oct 22, 2015 near Tamworth, NH

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