Copple Crown Conservation Area Hike

September 14th

 

 

Hike Description

Total Distance:  3.2 miles

Elevation Gained: 900 feet

Trail difficulty: Moderate

 

Join us on Saturday September 14th for a hike up to Copple Crown in Brookfield. Copple Crown (elevation 1,868 feet) is a major landmark southeast of Lake Winnipesaurkee and is the highest point between the Ossipee Mountains and the Atlantic ocean, which can be seen from the East Peak on a clear day.  Copple Crown and the surrounding area are conserved by LRCT, New Hampshire Fish and Game and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, covering over 4,000 acres of forest land. Dana Simpson, Property Adopter, and Russ Wilder, LRCT Board Chair and Geologist, will lead the hike and provide information about the history and geology of the region.

We will begin at the Moose Mountain/Woodman Hill Road parking area and follow Woodman Hill Road to the LRCT kiosk and the beginning of the Copple Crown Trail (1.2 miles). We will then take the Copple Crown Trail to the summit (1.6 miles). After a short break, we will go back down the Copple Crown Trail to the East Peak junction (0.1 mile) and proceed to the East Peak look out (0.3 mile) where we will have lunch. We will return to the Moose Mountain/ Woodman Hill Road parking area following the Copple Crown Trail.

 

Directions:

From Wolfeboro

Follow NH Rt 28 approx. 3 miles east to Rt 109. Take a right onto Rt 109 and continue to approx. 7.9 miles to Governor’s Road in Brookfield. Turn right onto Governor’s Road and proceed 0.4 miles to Moose Mountain Road. Turn right on Moose Mountain Road. Proceed to the end of paved road (about 1.5 miles). Bear left along a narrow dirt road to a parking area.

 

From Route 16

At the intersection of Rt 16 and Rt 109, go west on Rt 109 for approx. 1 mile to Governor’s Road in Brookfield. Turn left onto Governor’s Road and proceed 0.4 miles to Moose Mountain Road. Turn right on Moose Mountain Road. Proceed to the end of paved road (about 1.5 miles). Bear left along a narrow dirt road to a parking area.

 

Details:

We ask that participants arrive by 8:45 am to ensure everyone is registered and prepared to depart at 9:00 am. We will return by approximately 2:00 pm

The road into the parking area is unimproved (approximately 500 feet) and requires a high clearance vehicle. Limited parking is available at the end of Moose Mountain Road.

 

Meeting Location:

Trailhead Parking Area at the end of the dirt road off of Moose Mountain Road.

 

Cost:

All LRCT guided excursions are free, but registration is required.

 

Bring/Wear:

Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothes for a summer hike, as well as a rain jacket in case the weather changes later in the day. Bring plenty of water, as well as a lunch and snacks.

 

Cancellation/Postponement:

We will notify all participants through email by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 13th in the event that this hike is cancelled or postponed.

 

Children’s Participation:

Please check in with us in advance if you are considering bringing young children on this guided excursion, to ensure that this trip is appropriate for their skill level.

 

Dog Policy:

To ensure the safety and comfort of participants, we are not able to accommodate dogs on our trips.

 

Recording Programs/Excursions:

We do not permit recording audio or video of our programs/excursions, as it can take away from other participant’s experiences.

 

Registration:

Registration is now closed for this guided hike.

 

 

Please send any questions/concerns to lrct@lrct.org