Rocky Branch Trail

Nash Stream Forest, New Hampshire

Distance9.3mi
Elevation Gain2,416ft
Trailhead Elevation1,251ft
Top3,106ft
Elevation Min/Max1251/3106ft
Elevation Start/End1251/1251ft

Rocky Branch Trail

Rocky Branch Trail is a hiking trail in Carroll County and Coös County, New Hampshire. It is within Nash Stream Forest and White Mountain National Forest. It is 9.3 miles long and begins at 1,251 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,416 feet. The Rocky Branch trailhead (North) parking is near the trailhead. There is also an information board. Near the end of the trail is a camp site. This trail connects with the following: Stairs Col Trail and Isolation Trail.

Rocky Branch Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"It doesn’t take long in New Hampshire to realize that the old Yankees who named this territory were seldom taken with fits of ironic humor. If this sober bunch labeled a mountain Isolation, they meant to be taken seriously.

In spite of the fact that this trailhead is located 6.0 miles from one of northern New Hampshire’s busiest intersections, the appellation applied by our ancestors remains as accurate as ever. This remote region is well removed from usual day-trip routes, visited mostly by anglers who enjoy two shelters that border the Rocky Branch River. Special attractions: Miles of uncrowded trails, unequaled views of the southern Presidential Peaks, and shelters on a river that lures fishermen."

Rocky Branch Trail Reviews

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11/17/2008
We hiked Rocky Branch-Davis Path-Isolation, then back out the same route...slightly different than the above. Crossings were very high, and trails were in extremely poor condition. Bad drainage combined with a rainstorm was simply brutal.
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Trail Information

Nash Stream Forest
Nearby City
Nash Stream Forest
Parks
Moderate
Skill Level
Saco Ranger Station
Local Contacts
USGS Stairs Mountain quad.
Local Maps

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Sep 2018