Mount Chocorua

Featured photo of Mount Chocorua

Probably one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world, Mount Chocorua sits west of NH route 16 just south of the Mount Washington Valley region. Despite its very low elevation, the mountain is a notable feature for a number of reasons. It has a sharp, striking profile and a rocky, treeless summit ridge which in the winter is covered with ice and requires the use of ice axe and crampons. Also, it rises a significant distance above the surrounding river valleys, which are only a few hundred feet above sea level. Many trails ascend the mountain, the most popular ones being the Piper Trail, up the southeast side from route 16, and the Champney Falls trail up the north side from the Kancamagus highway. Most trails lead to a col between the main summit and a subsidiary ridge called the Three Sisters, which also features bare summits with good views. The final scramble to the top is fun in good weather but can be dangerous when wet or icy. Not a good place to be caught in a thunderstorm!

Elevation (feet): 3,450
Elevation (meters): 1,052
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: White Mountains
State: New Hampshire
Latitude: 43.9542
Longitude: -71.2739
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: no idea
First successful climber(s): no idea
Nearest major airport: Conway
Convenient Center: Chocorua Village, or Madison

Thanks to Alex for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Mount Chocorua.

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  • Log #21315 - by Maine_RunnerDonna Crowe)) on June 22, 2008
    More strenuous than I expected, but definitely worth the effort.
  • Log #18981 - by Michael S. Dougherty on Feb 14, 2006
    There are several trails to the summit, however I have used just two - the Champney Falls trail (3 times)which starts from State Highway 112 (also known as the Kankamagus Highway) and the Piper trail...
  • Log #16025 - by Alex on Mar 06, 2001
    The first hike was not very interesting, though the weather was nice and views were awesome. The second hike was much more memorable. A friend and I decided to traverse the mountain from the champney...