Whiteface-Passaconaway Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A long and rewarding loop that climbs a challenging rock face to the top of one 4,000-footer, then crosses the top of a large cirque to a second 4,000-footer with one of the best views of Mount Chocorua.
Mounts Whiteface and Passaconaway are connected by a large cirque called the Bowl. While these mountains make fine destinations singularly, a strong hiker will appreciate linking them together as one long day hike. Mount Whiteface is enjoyable for theviews and blueberries along the Blueberry Ledge Trail and challenging for the rock face that one must climb to reach its summit. The Bowl is one of the few places in New England that was never logged. And though Mount Passaconaway is wooded, there are several viewpoints around its summit, including one special rock perch with a jaw-dropping view of Mount Chocorua to the east and Mount Washington to the north. If you’re not up for the mileage, there is a former shelter site called Camp Rich just below the summit of Passaconaway, which is a nice place to camp."