Two more 4000F in the bag!
The drive to this hike was through one of my favorite roads – the Kancamagus Highway! After parking you actually have to cross the highway to get to the trail (so, be careful!!)
(the parking fee is $3 for the day – we buy the season pass)
The trail is a loop known as the Hancock Loop Trail, which is reached from the Cedar Brook Trail and Hancock Notch Trail, starting at the Kancamagus Highway parking area (parking is $3 a day or you can get the season pass, like we do)
Hancock Notch Trail – leads from the Kancamagus Highway to the Sawyer River Road. For the Hancocks, follow this trail 1.8 miles to the Cedar Brook Trail.
Cedar Brook Trail – from the Hancock Notch Trail to the Wilderness Trail in the Pemigewasset Wilderness. From the Hancock Notch Trail follow the Cedar Brook trail 0.7 miles to the Hancock Loop Trail.
Hancock Loop Trial – To North Hancock the trail runs 0.8 miles (1,150 feet) to the summit. To South Hancock the trail rises 0.5 miles (1,000 feet) to the summit. The trail runs 1.4 miles between the peaks, and rises and falls over three small false summits.
The summits are wooded (and small) and the views limited, but it just felt good to be out here, regardless!
Have fun out there and