Distance: 7.5 miles
Time: 6 hours 29 minutes
Map: AMC White Mountains Trail Map Set
Parking: Parking lot on Kancamagus Highway, $3 parking fee. This lot fills up quickly.
Pre hike breakfast: Frontside Grind
Post hike dinner: n/a
Directions: AMC White Mountain Guide
Champney Falls Trail to Piper Trail to summit.
Lists: 52 with a View
The rocks approaching the summit are very, very rough. Dog booties highly recommended!
This is a very, very popular trail, so expect lots of people on the trail & on the summit.
We mostly hiked with the dogs on leash.
However, the views are phenomenal, so its worth it!
Year to date miles: 240.9
|Short detour to a view below the summit|
|We took the Piper trail to the summit. There are multiple trails for approaching the summit.|
|The footing becomes very rough at some point, so we put on the booties.|
Near the summit, there is gravel, and gravelly rock, which is very rough to touch.
|Moxie in her Muttluk booties|
|Trek sporting his UltraPaws booties|
|Sometimes the trail was a little hard to find near the summit. There are cairns and blazes.|
Following them helps to make sure you don't climb up a difficult way.
|Almost to the summit|
|Trek taking in the view|
|The dogs taking a nap on the summit. This never happens!!!|
|There were crowds on the summit|
|Glen, Trek, Moxie, summit|
|Lynn, Trek, Moxie, summit|