Mount Percival - Mount Morgan Loop Trail

Holderness, New Hampshire

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Morgan and Percival are the mountain version of Siamese twins, connected at the shoulder. Both have open, rocky tops. Both can be hiked alone or together as a loop. If opting for the loop, the only argument for going up Percival and down Morgan is that the descent to your car is less steep, and shorter because the parking lot is at the base of Morgan.
Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

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Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont

by Lisa Densmore (The Mountaineers Books)

Morgan and Percival are the mountain version of Siamese twins, connected at the shoulder. Both have open, rocky tops. Both can be hiked alone or together as a loop. If opting for the loop, the only argument for going up Percival and down Morgan is that the descent to your car is less steep, and shorter because the parking lot is at the base of Morgan.

© 2005 Lisa Densmore/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Holderness
Distance: 5.5
Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Squam Lakes Association
Local Maps: USGS Squam Mountains
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Percival - Mount Morgan Loop Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/5/2013
0

This was a very nice trail. We hiked up Morgan and down Percival. The trail heads over to Percival below the summit so if you want to see Morgan just hike a little further. From Percival there are two ways down that merge into one. The trail to the right is rockier and not recommended with dogs. So we went to the left with Wyler. But it was perfect weather. Not a difficult hike and great view from the top. Can see the lakes in the distance.


8/14/2009
1

This was my first serious attemp at mountain hiking after a total hip replacement in April. Footing was a little difficult for me because of balance issue after surgery. The view was worth the climb.


5/16/2009
0

Great little trip just as the guide described. Fantastic vistas reward you at the top but watch out it can be windy! Also, if it's a bright sunny day watch for (harmless) snakes sunning themselves on the many rocky passes of the trail.


10/17/2007
0

Great views...lots of "gravy" with not a lot of effort. Make sure you do a little side trip to catch the caves, its worth the extra 15 minutes of hiking!


11/25/2006
0

This is a great afternoon trail with teenagers and a dog. it is unseasonably warm at the moment, with only a little ice at higher elevations. We did the trail 'backwards' up the easy steady climb on the Mount Morgan trail. Very easy indeed until the last tenth of a mile where you can take ladders up the cliff face or walk around. Magnificent views from both Morgan and Percival on this absolutely crystal clear day. The mile or so between peaks is a fun boulder walk, and the climb down a little steeper but no problem for the dog. Of course similar views over Squam are to be had from the Rattlesnake Ridge on the other side of Rt 113, from about 1,000 feet lower, and in a 45 minute round trip walk - but we are not in it for the easy way, are we? A truly enjoyable 5-6 mile walk, absolutely one of the best. Strongly recommended to take this loop. A great half day!



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