|Chocorua Lake with Mount Chocorua in background|
Adventure: Mount Chocorua via the Champney Brook Trail
|Hiking on Mount Chocura|
Getting there: The trailhead is located on the south side of the Kancamangus Highway. From southern New Hampshire, take Rt. 16 North, and turn left onto 112/Kancamangus Highway. The trailhead parking lot is located 11 miles down on the left. There is a small dirt lot.
Trail: The Champney Falls trail started out with a small river crossing. We continued up on an easy trail through colorful hardwood forest. The trees were yellow, red, and orange. After about 1.5 miles, we reached Champney Falls. We took a break and explored the area, ate a snack, and rested.
|Trail head to Champney Brook Trail|
|Some slab climbing required at the summit of Chocura.|
has some difficult steps. Take care...under wet or windy conditions. It could be very dangerous.
Distance: 4 miles one way. 8 miles out-and-back.
|Fall leaves along trail|
- This is a popular hike. To guarantee a parking spot and avoid the crowds, arrive early.
- If coming from the south, make a stop at Chocura lake - I enjoyed early morning light on the beautiful lake and views of the peak. Along the Kancamangus Highway, I enjoyed stopping at the Covered Bridge campground and also at Rocky Gorge along the Swift River.
- There are no bathrooms at the trail head.
- You need a White Mountain National Forest parking permit to park at the trail head. The cost at the trail head is $3 per vehicle per day. Bring exact change.
|Covered Bridge along the Kancamangus Highway|
|Fall colors at Chocura Lake|
|Summit perched at summit|
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