Mount Percival Trail

Grafton County, New Hampshire

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Mount Percival Trail is a hiking trail in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 800 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,496 feet. The trail ends near Mount Percival (elevation 2,211 feet). There are also a cave entrance and a viewpoint near the end of the trail.
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Mount Percival Trail is a hiking trail in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 800 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,496 feet. The trail ends near Mount Percival (elevation 2,211 feet). There are also a cave entrance and a viewpoint near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Mount Percival Trail (via Caves) and Mount Percival Trail (via Cliffs).
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Grafton County
Distance: 1.8
Elevation Gain: 1,496 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 800 feet
Top Elevation: 2,084 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Percival Trail
Elevation Min/Max: 800/2084 ft
Elevation Start/End: 800/800 ft

Mount Percival Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A varied hike through two boulder caves, across a blueberry-laden ridge, and down a tall cliff on fixed ladders. Mount Morgan and Mount Percival, at the northern end of Squam Lake, may not be the towers of the Presidential Range, but the views to the south of the Lakes Region, particularly Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee, are unequaled for their expansiveness and beauty.

You can see from the northern end of Squam Lake across the entire region to the southern tip of Winnipesaukee. Morgan and Percival are the mountain version of Siamese twins, connected at the shoulder, and 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, which is how the route is described here, is that the descent to your car is shorter because the parking lot is at the base of Morgan."

"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."

Recent Trail Reviews

6/5/2013
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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.


10/17/2007
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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!



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May 2018