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Mt. Percival Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,291' 394 m
Descent: -6' -2 m
High: 2,171' 662 m
Low: 885' 270 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 56% (29°)

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Trail shared by Ben Bourque

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

Ben Bourque

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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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

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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in Squam Lake

#5837

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in Squam Lake

#142

in New Hampshire

#5,837

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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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