Discover Southern New Hampshire
by Jerry & Marcy Monkman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
© Jerry & Marcy Monkman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.
This trail was very poorly marked. Muddy from start to finish. The lake and views were nothing special. May revisit later in the season.
This was an OK hike. I agree with a couple of other reviews about the summit being crowded. Mountain summits should only be attained by foot. Lake solitude was good and the cliffs but overall it was an easy hike with some good views. There are better hikes in this area
A very pleasant but strenuous day hike. Lake Solitude is a terrific destination. The lake itself is very scenic, and the cliffs overlooking it are spectacular. Only complaint is the volume of traffic on the path from the lake to the top of the mountain, where folks who ride the ski lift to the top of the mountain walk down to the lake. All in all, a very nice day.
P.s. A correction. It is about 1.1 miles up the road to the bridge where the trail head is located, not .8 miles as stated in the directions.
Absolutely beautiful serene lake\pond and there are a couple nice sidetracks if you want to walk to the town if you have a 2 cars one at the original trailhead and the other in town you'll pass on your way there. When i went i only saw one other person and that was in the 1st tenth of a mile of my 10 mile hike
The Andrew Brook Trail was a beautiful hike to the top of Mt Sunapee. The first part is uphill to Lake Solitude, which was a delightful place to have lunch. The last mile or so is an up and down hike to the ski slopes, followed by a short hike up to the top of the ski lifts and the lodge. The ski slopes have beautiful views looking out over Lake Sunapee. I highly recommend this hike! Note that the signs to the trailhead on Mountain Road refer to "Lake Solitude hike".
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