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Access to Hedgehog Mountain isn't easy, but the views are awe-inspiring.

Access to Hedgehog Mountain isn't easy, but the views are awe-inspiring.

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Great Hike for non-hikers

Take the UNH trail from the parking area just off the Kanc highway. Gentle ascent to viewing ledges toward top. There is a loop trail at the top. Suggest you hike it in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
marko18745
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the UNH trail from the parking area just off the Kanc highway. Gentle ascent to viewing ledges toward top. There is a loop trail at the top. Suggest you hike it in counter-clockwise direction. Ledges on SE side are best for long distance views and a lunch stop after about two hours on trail. Great views of Mt. Passaconway.... More 

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Barrington, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

My boyfriend and I hiked the UNH trail counter-clockwise in February with little snow cover but a great deal of ice, so microspikes were in order. Lots of roots, some fairly steep terrain (particularly on the ledges, which were on the downward side for us. The view from the summit and along the ledges was fantastic. This was a moderate... More 

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Thank Sharon P
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

My boyfriend and I hiked just yesterday and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We are not avid hikers and this hike in my opinion is the perfect distance. It is a loop and you can choose to either take the less inclined way up or the steep way up. We chose the steep way which was a challenge but enjoyable because... More 

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1 Thank Lauren B
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352 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

What is classified as moderate in New Hampshire is no stroll in the woods. Rock scrambles, root choked paths. The folks up here must not have a problem with erosion because there are no switchbacks, straight up for the most part. Anyhow, we took this hike, all fussing aside, because of the ledges. Even though you don't get above treeline,... More 

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Thank Gigi K
hudson, ma
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

Hedgehog Mountain was a fairly strenuous hike, aprox. 4.8 miles round trip if you do the loop. The up is very up! We went around clockwise, saving the steepest part for the down hill, but I think it would be nice to go counter clock-wise, saving the view from the east ledges for after the summit. The east ledges were... More 

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Thank sandster64
Boston area
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2012

The most important thing you need to know is to take the far left trail up the mountain and then loop back down on the right side trail. Basically, what happens is that you park and then hike for about 5 minutes on a flat trail that leads to the loop trail up Mount Hedgehog. DO NOT TAKE THE FIRST... More 

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2 Thank PepperMartin
Cape Cod
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Spent the weekend ATVing the mountain and surrounding trails. I can't begin to explain the beauty of the area and the views from the top of the mountain. There is wildlife galore, and trails for every skill level. To get to the top on quads requires expert skill and first aid kits, as the weather and terrain is unpredictable. Be... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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467 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2009

This is a killer trail that is up all the way but nice views at the top from various ledges. Took us 3 hours round trip.

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