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Mount Morgan Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (6)

This trail can be added to Mount Percival Trail to make a decent loop.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

2,213' 675 m

High

885' 270 m

Low

1,329' 405 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

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Need to Know

Parking here is limited and the lots are often full by noon during the summer/early fall months.

Description

A great little hike that climbs steadily to the top of Mt. Morgan with gorgeous views of Squam lake and Rattlesnake Mountain.

This trail starts at the Mount Morgan Trailhead parking area and begins climbing moderately to the junction with Morse Trail which veers off to the right. At 1.6 miles Mount Morgan trail reaches Crawford-Ridgepole Trail. Taking a left would bring you to Mount Webster (1.4 mi.), Old Mountain Road (4.4 mi.), and Cotton Mountain (5.7 mi.).

To reach Mt. Morgan, continue to the right for about .3 miles. Then you'll reach a small split where two paths can take you to the summit. Following the path to the left takes you up a ladder via some cliffs, and you'll have to pass through some narrow boulders before climbing over rocks slabs to the top. Whereas following the path towards the right to reach the summit continues along Crawford-Ridgepole Trail and is easier to complete.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Black Trumpets, Beech, Birch, Boletes.
Fauna: Chipmunk, Red Efts.

Contacts

Shared By:

David Smith with improvements by Danica Bays

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  4.3 from 6 votes

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#172

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Photos

Summit in late Feb looking towards Squam, Winni is further out, Belknap Range in upper right
Mar 4, 2021 near Holderness, NH
Beautiful views from the top of the mountain.
Oct 10, 2020 near Holderness, NH
Mt. Morgan Summit. 365 deg. of this. Ledges below have nice views.
Mar 3, 2019 near Holderness, NH

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Sep 28, 2021
Willie Lees
Hike with K after Rattlesnake during wedding weekend. Ladders and boulders at the top.
May 8, 2021
Hilary Ann
Feb 26, 2021
Mike Lavelle
Nice view from summit! Bring spikes.
Feb 5, 2021
NH Hiker95
Moderate climb to a scenic summit overlooking Squam lake. Can be done as a loop with Mt. Percival
Jul 5, 2020
lin wang
Jun 14, 2020
Eric Newman
May 8, 2020
Patrick Smith
Sep 8, 2019
Maureen Ritchey