Piper Trail (NH)
|Blaze Color|| Yellow|
|Length|| 4.02 miles one way|
|Altitude Gain|| South-West to North-East: 3035ft|
|| North-East to South-West: 646ft|
|Approximate Hike Time||
3.3 hours from South-West to North-East
2.24 hours from North-East to South-West
|Trail Condition|| Dirt|
The Piper Trail leads to the summit of Mountain Chocorua. This trail should only be attempted by hikers with experience. The trail starts very wide at the base. As you start the hike, you will be surrounded by trees. The trail continuously slopes upwards throughout the entire hike. The yellow blazes are not all ways placed at regular intervals. At the top mountain, the yellow blazes are more visible.
The last 1.5 miles is exposed; there are no trees. This means there is no protection from the wind. Gusts can cause a loss of balance and decreased effective temperature.