Imp Trail

Coös County, New Hampshire
Elevation Gain4,684ft
Trailhead Elevation1,270ft
Elevation Min/Max1270/3301ft
Elevation Start/End1270/1270ft

Imp Trail

Imp Trail is a hiking trail in Coös County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 1,270 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,684 feet. The Imp trailhead (North) (elevation 1,247 feet) and Imp trailhead (South) (elevation 1,263 feet) parkings are near the trailhead. The Imp ledges viewpoint can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: North Carter Trail.

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Jeffrey Romano
"Suppose during the night, a strong high-pressure system has blown in from northern Canada. There is not a cloud in the sky. While the Presidential Range is tempting, venturing that high above tree line would require dealing with unrelenting winds. A perfect solution is a nearby hike to a more protected location that offers one of the region’s most impressive views. With an option to scale a 4000-foot mountain and the opportunity to view raptors soaring in the mountain air, choosing this pleasant loop and saving the Presidential hike for a calmer day is a decision few would regret." Read more
Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr
"The trail to Imp Face is a lot like the gangster “Baby Face” Nelson—a cute name belies a tough character. You’ll gain more than 2000 feet and cover nearly 6.5 miles as you climb to the Imp Face summit and loop back along an easily followed route. With the only suitable turnaround point at the 2.2-mile mark, you’ll want to be sure that you and your family are up to at least four hours’ worth of strenuous hiking. Although you’ll encounter a number of brooks and streams, the highlight of the trip is the dizzying panorama from atop Imp Face. Gather together a fit group of view lovers and go!" Read more

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Coös County
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Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

White Mountain National Forest
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