Copple Crown (elevation 1,868 feet) is a major landmark south of Lake Winnipesaukee. The summit and surrounding 732 acres of land were acquired by LRCT in 1995.
Copple Crown provides excellent views of Lakes Winnipesaukee and Wentworth as well as the Belknaps, Ossipees, and the Sandwich Range, looking north and west. Views south look towards the New Hampshire Seacoast. The trail follows abandoned town roads and recent logging roads for two miles through hardwood forests. In the last half-mile, the trail climbs a series of switchbacks up a steeper slope, covered with patches of spruce, such as are common in the northern forests of the White Mountains.
The distance to the summit from the parking lot is 2.6 miles
Parking & Directions
Please Keep in Mind: The Class VI road which leads to the parking area is not plowed during the winter. Access is difficult during this time.
Trailhead parking is accessed from Moose Mountain Road off Governor’s Road.
All parking areas are open from dawn to dusk, and are always free and open to the public.
- Follow NH Rt. 28 ~ 3 mi. east to NH Route 109.
- Turn right on Route 109 and continue ~ 7.9 mi. to Governor’s Rd. in Brookfield.
- Turn right on Governor’s Rd. and proceed 0.4 mi. to Moose Mtn. Rd.
- Turn right on Moose Mtn. Rd. The pavement ends in 1.5 mi.; bear left along a narrow dirt road to a parking area. The trail begins on a wood road heading north.
Note: Access is via Brookfield, not through the Copple Crown Village District in New Durham. Please respect the private property of our neighbors. Thank you.