Green Hills Preserve - Peaked and Middle Mountains
Head south from the village of North Conway on NH-16 and turn left after 0.5 miles onto Artist Falls Road. Turn right onto Thompson Road in 0.3 miles and reach the parking area for Pudding Pond and the Green Hills in 0.4 miles (just before the power lines). Please do not park at the end of Thompson Road. From the parking area, walk along the road to access the other northern trailhead to Peaked Mountain.
Peaked Mountain: A 2.1-mile trail that will lead you up exposed granite slabs, past intermittent stands of red pine and pitch pine, and to the summit of Peaked Mountain. It affords excellent views of Middle Mountain, Black Cap, Mt. Chocorua, and the Moat Mountain range. The trail is blazed in yellow and blue.
Middle Mountain: A 2.0-mile trail that climbs 1200 feet to the summit of Middle Mountain. The narrow ridge-like summit includes a beautiful stand of red pine, and amazing views to the Mount Washington Valley, south to Conway Lake, and east into Maine. The trail is blazed in red.
The Green Hills ridge is derived from Conway Granite, a volcanic bedrock formed approximately 200 million years ago. This bedrock is exposed in several places along the ridge, most notably on Middle Mountain, Peaked Mountain, and Black Cap, where visitors are exposed to excellent views as well as lessons in geology and ecology.
There are over 50 miles of trails in the Green Hills region, making it a favorite destination for hikers, mountain bikers, snowshoers, cross-country skiers, and snowmobilers. This extensive trail network is spread across conservation lands owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, the Town of Conway, the State of NH, Tin Mountain Conservation Center and the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust. Combined, there are nearly 9,000 acres of conserved lands in the Green Hills. For more information about these other trails, please visit TNC's website.
This Preserve is managed by The Nature Conservancy, and is an excellent place for walking, skiing and snowshoeing, hunting, and observing wildlife. Camping, fires or wheeled vehicles are not permitted on the preserve, and all dogs must be on a leash.
For more information and a trail map, visit www.nature.org/newhampshire/greenhills or contact:
The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire
22 Bridge Street, 4th Floor
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 224-5853
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