Copple Crown Conservation Area

Open to the Public

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 Conservation Area is currently inaccessible due to logging operations conducted by the State. Access is predicted to be restored spring 2024. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time. 

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.

Trail Map

The distance to the summit from the parking lot is 2.6 miles

Directions & Parking

Please Keep in Mind: The Class VI road which leads to the parking area is not plowed during the winter. Parking is not available during this time and is not permitted on Hanson and Moose Mountain Roads.

All parking areas are open from dawn to dusk, and are always free and open to the public.

From Wolfeboro:

  • 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.

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