Hiking

Encompassing over 2,900 acres, Mount Sunapee includes three mountains, a small lake (Lake Solitude) and many brooks scattered through the woodlands. A variety of wildlife inhabit the park, including deer, red fox, coyote, wild turkeys, ruffed grouse, and hawks. Occasionally black bear, moose, bobcats, and fisher cats feed in the area although sightings are rare.

The summit of Mount Sunapee (elevation - 2,743ft.) can be reached via ski trails or the Summit hiking trail (Red Blaze). The start of the Summit Trail can be found on the right of the Lower Ridge ski trail, behind Sunapee Lodge.

For your safety be sure to be prepared when hiking:

  • Allow ample time
  • Wear sturdy footwear
  • Know and heed weather forecasts
  • Bring warm clothing and rain gear
  • Bring food and water in with you

Other Things to Note:

  • Mount Sunapee is carry in / carry out
  • Camping and open fires are not permitted outside of the designated campground area
  • Leash all pets
  • Do not disturb wildlife on the mountain

We hope you have an enjoyable hiking experience!