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!
|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.
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, 2008More strenuous than I expected, but definitely worth the effort.
- Log #18981 - by Michael S. Dougherty on Feb 14, 2006There 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, 2001The 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...