Mount Hancock, NH,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Registration is required for this activity.
Stretch your winter legs and join us for a below treeline winter hike to the peaks of North and South Hancock. Starting from the Hancock Overlook off the Kancamagus Highway, this round-trip hike is 9.8 miles with roughly 2,900' of elevation gain. We will reach the summits via the Hancock Notch, Cedar Brook and Hancock Loop trails. There are several stream crossings and a 0.5 mile steep section just prior to summiting and a similar 0.5 mile steep section on the way down. We will maintain a moderate pace and, weather permitting, will have views of Mt Garfield, the Osceolas and the Sandwich Range. Full Winter gear is required, with the potential for snowshoes, microspikes and crampons depending on conditions.