Mount Chocorua New Hampshire Day Hikes,
Family Mountain Hiking, New Hampshire Easy Hikes
Mount Chocorua is a mountain
in the White Mountain range of
New Hampshire that can be a
family day hike.
The peak is at 3490 feet
elevation with a base at 1260
feet from the Champney Falls
The Champney fall Trail is off
Route 112, the Kancamagus
Find the Champney Falls Trailhead
on State Route 112, the Kancamagus
Highway, 11 miles from Route 16.
Look to your left as you go. The trail
head elevation is at 1260 feet, the
peak is at 3490 feet, for a gain of
2300 feet in the 8-mile RT hike.
Mount Chocorua at around 8 miles RT is a gentle enough climb
for families with active pre-teens. There are great views from
the top. The Champney Falls Trail is one of the gentler trails.
Find Champney Falls Trail at the Kancamagus Highway
parking lot on Route 112. Champney Falls is a popular climb
because it has the least elevation gain. It can be crowded.
Chocorua is a popular family day hike.
Other New Hampshire easy Hikes can be found Along the border of New
Hampshire and Maine on Route 16 south of North Conway and north as far
The juncture of the Androscoggin and the Appalachian trail occurs at the northern
edge of the White Mountain National Forest, a huge area of hiking trails, the best
known of which is the Tuckerman Ravine Trail.
For families, the lower portion of the trail provides a five mile round trip hike from the
base of Mount Washington at Pinkham Notch to the base of the glacial cirque called
There are other ways to ascend Mount Washington but
visitors who drive or go by the vans wont reach Tuckerman
The Auto Road goes to the top at 6,288 feet elevation, the
highest peak in NH and the highest on the eastern
seaboard north of Georgia.
For a fee you can drive to the top
On Route 16, across from the Auto Road entrance, a
livery service makes runs to the top of Mount
New Hampshire Easy Hikes: How to Reach The Start of The Champney Falls Trail:
From Boston in the south by car, follow Route 95 north to Portsmouth, NH and then Route 4 to Route 16.
Follow 16 to Route 112 and go left before reaching North Conway, NH. Find the Champney Falls
Trailhead on State Route 112, the Kancamagus Highway, 11 miles from Route 16. Look to your left as you
go. The trail head elevation is at 1260 feet, the peak is at 3490 for a gain of 2300 feet.
From the east, follow Route 2 to Route 16. Go through North Conway heading south and reach the
Kancamangus Highway, Route 112 on your right. Find the parking on your left for the Champney Falls trail.
Flights and rental cars are available in Boston (BOS) Manchester, NH, Manchester Boston Regional
Airport, (MHT) and Portland, Maine International Jetport (PWM).
Best Time for a Family Hike:
May and June could still see ice and snow on the higher elevations of the white
Mountains and in the Ravines. Trails could be slick and muddy. Skiers will hike up on
The Tuckerman Ravine trail to ski until the snow leaves. July, August, September and
October are good months for family hikes in clear weather and with fewer insects.
October brings the changing of the leaves. November and December start the winter
snow season. Experienced hikers use the mountains year round.
A park on Chocorua Lake below the
mountain provides great views and a picnic
place. Find the park on Route 16 south of
the Kancamagus Highway.
Mount Chocorua New Hampshire offers Family Day
Hikes and Family Mountain Hiking in New Hampshire
with an Easy Hike to the top. The peak is at 3490 feet
elevation with a base at 1260 feet from the Champney
Mount Choorua offers
one of New Hampshire's
easy family hikes.
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