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Mt. Percival Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (6)

A Squam Range run that overlooks the lakes with great views.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

70%

Runnable

2,171' 662 m

High

885' 270 m

Low

1,291' 394 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

56%

Max Grade (29°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Closed in spring.

Runner Notes

The top is rocky with caves.

Description

Mt. Percival is a great run that many forget about. It is a great alternative to Mt. Morgan or Rattlesnake. The trail starts off pretty mellow getting to the mountain, and then it will climb. At about 1 mile in, it will start to get a little steeper, then around 1.5-miles in, it will be the steepest, although nothing over-the-top complicated or technical. There will be some rock slides with a switchback prior to the final ascent. Near the top, you can climb through some tight caves to get to the views or you can go around if you have dogs.

The top has some great views of Squam Lake. To the right is Mt. Morgan, and if you are feeling up to it, you can do the Mt. Percival - Morgan Loop.

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Ben Bourque

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 6 votes

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in Squam Lake

#6495

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#2

in Squam Lake

#142

in New Hampshire

#6,495

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Photos

Summit in late Feb looking towards Squam
Mar 4, 2021 near Holderness, NH
Choice to make on how to summit Mt. Percival.  Mt. Morgan has a similar choice.
Mar 3, 2019 near Holderness, NH
Ledges below the summit of Mt. Percival 3/2/19
Mar 3, 2019 near Holderness, NH
Mt. Percival Summit March 2, 2019
Mar 3, 2019 near Holderness, NH
Very difficult terrain but a lot of fun if you are up for a challenge.
Oct 10, 2020 near Holderness, NH
A lookout below the summit ledges of Mt. Percival
Mar 3, 2019 near Holderness, NH

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Sep 25, 2021
Jeff Engel
The first mile was super technical. After that it flattened out. Still a lot of running on a steam bed with flowing water which made it very slippery. 1.9mi — 0h 53m