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blue Hancock Notch Trail #32189

Trail

6.6 mile 10.6 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 759' 231 m
Descent: -1,092' -333 m
High: 2,850' 869 m
Low: 1,803' 550 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Bill Tarkulich

An easily accessible and great trail through the wilds of New Hampshire.

Bill Tarkulich

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Ticks on east side of notch.

Description

This trail can be considered two parts. The first, starting at the Kanc and ending at Cedar Brook Trail is a heavily traveled route to bag the Hancock Peaks. Continuing on, it becomes very lightly traveled. From Cedar Brook Trail to the notch is not blazed but from notch to Sawyer River Trail is. There are major washouts and significant erosion on the river. We beat back the hobblebush but it encroaches readily.

Flora & Fauna

Lady slippers

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Oct 13, 2018
Kevin Ketchman
From Cedar Brook Trail to Sawyer River Trail, the trail is a river, completely not runnable. It is extremely rugged with lots of scrambling. 6.6mi — 1h 30m

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