Black Cap Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Conway, New Hampshire. It is within Green Hills Preserve. It is 5.7 miles long and begins at 1,488 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,673 feet. The Black cap trailhead parking is near the trailhead. Black Cap (elevation 2,356 feet) can be seen along the trail.
Black Cap Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Black Cap, a popular family hike in the Green Hills east of North Conway, has one of the finest vistas in the White Mountains for relatively little effort. On a clear day you can see Mount Washington, Kearsarge North, Chocorua, and other peaks of the White Mountains from its 2,370-foot summit. The Black Cap Trail, marked with orange blazes and new trail signs, is easy to follow and well maintained."
--Robert N. Buchsbaum, AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
"A great first hike for little ones, Black Cap offers fantastic views on open ledges with just a mile-long climb. Black Cap is perfect for the smallest hikers or for those short on time who want to have great views with little effort. It is a local favorite and you are sure to see others on the trail for their daily run or walk. The summit is large and open, so even on a busy Saturday, you should be able to find a quiet spot with a great view to enjoy a picnic lunch."
--Ethan Hipple and Yemaya St. Clair, Outdoors with Kids: Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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