Hancock Notch Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A pavillion picnic area and interpretive panels are available at the site. Hancock Notch trailhead accesses the Hancock Notch trail, which with the Cedar Brook and Hancock Loop trails provide the easiest and most popular route to Mt. Hancock.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Hancock Notch trail accessed from Sawyer River trail toward Hancock Notch is passable, but in rough condition.  One section was damaged by tropical storm Irene at a water crossing.  The trail is open, use caution at water crossings.
Closest Towns: Lincoln, Conway
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: This trailhead is located on the Kancamagus Highway (NH Rte. 112) at Hancock Overlook, the westernmost view area on the scenic byway, just uphill of the hairpin turn.

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