The Mount Chocorua via Piper Trail at the White Mountain National Forest in Albany, New Hampshire is a difficult 8.1-mile out-and-back hike that takes you up the southern side of Mount Chocorua to the summit.
The first few miles are a fairly easy grade on a well maintained and easy to follow trail. The last 2-miles or so travel up rocky stairways and large, flat stone slopes. The trail gets trickier to follow as you get closer to the top, but keep your eyes out for the yellow blazes and you'll do fine.
Fee: The fee to park at the trailhead is $5, cash only.
Pets: Leashed dogs are allowed.
Elevation Gain: Over 2,900-feet. There were lots of kids and families at the summit, but this trail won't be for everyone. Bring plenty of water and some food to enjoy at the top. The 360 views will be plenty worth it.
Buggy: There were a good amount of bugs on the trail at the lower parts, so bug spray is highly recommended.
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