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Mt. Percival Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (6)

A Squam Range hike that overlooks the lakes with great views.


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1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

Point to Point

2,171' 662 m

High

885' 270 m

Low

1,291' 394 m

Up

6' 2 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

56%

Max Grade (29°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Family Friendly This trail isn't too difficult and has a nice flat spot at the top to have lunch.

Closed in spring.

Description

Mt. Percival is a great hike that many forget about. It is a great alternative to Mt. Morgan or Rattlesnake. The trail starts off pretty mellow getting to the mountain, and then it will climb. At about 1 mile in, it will start to get a little steeper, then around 1.5-miles in, it will be the steepest, although nothing over-the-top complicated or technical. There will be some rock slides with a switchback prior to the final ascent. Near the top, you can climb through some tight caves to get to the views or you can go around if you have dogs.

The top has some great views of Squam Lake. To the right is Mt. Morgan, and if you are feeling up to it, you can do the Mt. Percival - Morgan Loop.

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Ben Bourque

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  4.7 from 6 votes

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in Squam Lake

#6336

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in Squam Lake

#133

in New Hampshire

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Very difficult terrain but a lot of fun if you are up for a challenge.
Oct 10, 2020 near Holderness, NH
Summit in late Feb looking towards Squam
Mar 4, 2021 near Holderness, NH
Choice to make on how to summit Mt. Percival.  Mt. Morgan has a similar choice.
Mar 3, 2019 near Holderness, NH
Ledges below the summit of Mt. Percival 3/2/19
Mar 3, 2019 near Holderness, NH
Mt. Percival Summit March 2, 2019
Mar 3, 2019 near Holderness, NH
A lookout below the summit ledges of Mt. Percival
Mar 3, 2019 near Holderness, NH

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Feb 26, 2021
Mike Lavelle
Feb 5, 2021
NH Hiker95
Rocky, steep climb that ascend the open summit of Mt. Percival. Can be combined with Mt. Morgan
Jun 14, 2020
Eric Newman
May 8, 2020
Patrick Smith
Jun 9, 2019
Alex Sarasin
Did this in a loop with Mt Morgan. The caves on both mountains are absolutely worth checking out. Bring your bugspray! 5.2mi — 4h 30m
May 11, 2019
Natasha Palmroth
Oct 8, 2017
Carolyn Jungels