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Boulder Loop Trail

off the Kancamagus Highway, near the Covered Bridge Campground, Conway, NH
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Conway
Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went up this 3 mile loop trail Saturday of Columbus Day weekend. 1,000ft elevation was totally worth it for the great views. Peak color this weekend.

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Portland, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our plan for Saturday was to hike to Nancy and Norcross ponds. Mother Nature, however, had other plans as rain was to begin some time after noon. Mother Nature always has the right of way and we chose a shorter, closer to home hike on the Boulder Loop Trail. This turned out to be a very beautiful trail. The person... More 

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Portsmouth, NH
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I hiked this trail after having spent the afternoon lounging along the banks of the Swift River tucked just under the Albany Covered Bridge watching the kids swimming and playing in the river's current. This little slice of heaven is my favorite place along the Kancamagus. The Boulder Loop Trail begins just across the road from the parking lot. If... More 

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Conway, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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