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Boulder Loop Trail

off the Kancamagus Highway, near the Covered Bridge Campground, Conway, NH
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Ranked #6 of 9 attractions in Conway
Type: Trails, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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English first
Conway, New Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This particular hike on the Kank offers a great intro to the whites for those who haven't hiked here before,and a great work out for those that have. It has most of what anyone is looking for I a hike of its duration 3 miles round trip. Some parts are steep, but for a regular hiker not that long persistence... More

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maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My husband and I hiked this trail shortly after peak foliage season. Although it was steep (we went up on the right and back down on the left), the views at the top were very rewarding! Although the trail is marked with yellow blazes, in the fall, when the leaves are on the ground, it is difficult to see how... More

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Start your hike by crossing the Albany Covered Bridge. The gigantic boulder filled hike is peaceful and full of rock stairways and ledges. A steep hike at times but worth the amazing vista views from the lookout when you reach the top. I suggest a counterclockwise route as clockwise has a more intense incline towards summit.

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Conway, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice scenic short hike starting from a covered bridge through the boulder filled woods. Excellent views during foliage season.

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Telaviv
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

On route 112 (Kancamagus highway) turn right (if you come from Conway) to the parking lot, GPS coordinates are: 44.006378, -71.242443 If you drive in the direction from Lincoln to Conway it will be on your left side. Cross the bridge anf turn right to the parking lot. There is a restroom. The self-parking cost 3$. you insert the money... More

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Boston area
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

You'll get a very solid workout and sweat your butt off, but this loop trail with multiple outstanding views is a much easier hike than neighboring trails off the Kancamagus Highway. It's a little challenging to locate the trailhead and find your way onto the trail, so I suggest doing a little research a head of time so you know... More

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New Hampshire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

My husband and I are in reasonably good shape but found this trail to be above the 'easy' catagory. I will admit we took the wrong half of the loop UP the mountain. From the parking lot you walk about .2 miles before you get to the actual loop intersection. At that point you can go left or sort of... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

You park by a classic New England Covered Bridge, then climb nearly 1000 vertical feet in 1.5 miles through dense woods on an ancient trail - rocky and with tree roots (lots of NE trails are that way). When you get to the top, you are treated to fantastic views in 270 degrees. the trail down is just as steep.... More

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Steep Falls, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We found the hike to be a very nice family outing. After parking and paying our $3.00, my wife and I, our 2.5 old son and my sister in-law started the hike. We chose to go straight at the intersection of the loop and really enjoyed the large boulders and how the trail was marked. My son climbed the whole... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

This trail is beautiful and fun in the fall season. It has a moderate elevation gain of 950ft and the view from the rocky ledges (at the midway point of this trail) is breathtaking and worth the stop at this trail. We had a fun time there. Tried to capture some of that experience in my blog... http://comments-and-thoughts.blogspot.com/ - Shijit

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