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    Hancock Loop Trail

    Grafton County, New Hampshire
    Distance3.2mi
    Elevation Gain3,510ft
    Trailhead Elevation2,708ft
    Top4,413ft
    Elevation Min/Max2708/4413ft
    Elevation Start/End2708/2708ft

    Hancock Loop Trail

    Hancock Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 2,708 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,510 feet. Mount Hancock (elevation 4,406 feet) can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Cedar Brook Trail.

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    Manchester, NH
    Pathfinder | 196 pts
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    5/5/2019
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    Merrimack, NH
    Adventurer | 391 pts
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    9/24/2018
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    Houghs Neck, MA
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    11/4/2006
    The trail was failry well defined (signage at intersections was excellent, but markings (yellow paint) were spotty at best and there appeared to be a few parallel paths along the river that confused us).

    The trail condition was average (very rooty, rocky, and ALOT of stream crossings most of which were not laid out for foot traffic).

    On Nov. 4th there was 1-2 inches of snow at the intersection of Cedar Brook trail and Hancock Notch trail but the snow cover steadily increased to 10-12 inches by the time we got to the South Peak. The steep portion of the South Peak climb was so covered and packed with snow that my boys all decied it was easier to slide down on their backsides than walk down. This was the hightlight of the climb for them (aside from the view at the top)!

    We ran into very few other hikers which was nice aspect of this hike, but clearly the trails were heavily used.
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    Brookline, NH
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    6/19/2006
    Great weather, nice views.

    Seen better views but prettyu good. The bugs were horrendous, and did not subside at either of the peaks.
    The trails were in overall good condition and the climb was fairly treacherous at parts but mainly very moderate.
    I reccomend this trail as a good first trail or a trail for beginners/intermediate hikers.
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    Trail Information

    Grafton County
    Nearby City
    Saco Ranger Station
    Local Contacts
    USGS Mount Osceola and Mount Carrigain quads.
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