Trip report

NORTH AND SOUTH HANCOCKS HIKE

4000 Footer DATE: 07/23/2022 - 07/23/2022

Trip/Event Location: Lincoln, NH

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf , JDNnh

Max # People: 12

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Join us for a challenging 9.8 mile hike to the Hancocks with a 2700 ft elevation gain and two 4,000 footers!  This mini loop hike includes everything! Water crossings, steep elevation gain and a

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Trailhead and parking area are on the Kancamagus Highway in Lincoln, NH. Park at the Hancock Overlook, which is 12.7 miles east of Rt. 93 in Lincoln (at Exit 32) and 24.5 miles west of Rt. 113 in Conway. The Hancock Overlook is a large parking area with a viewing area just east of the hairpin turn.. We’ll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma truck.   


Trip Report/Photos
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Hot, hazy and humid summer day! Perfect! Four of us bagged a couple four thousand footers: North Hancock [4420’] and South Hancock [4319’]. The hike was 9.8 miles roundtrip with 2700 feet elevation gain.

The hike starts gently crossing North Fork brook numerous times until reaching Hancock Loop trail where we started to climb moderately. At the loop junction we climbed both peaks clockwise and it was steep with loose rocks! We were rewarded with good views from ledges off North Hancock and South Hancock.  

Near the summit of South Hancock, we enjoyed feeding the Gray Jays. We enjoyed the pace, stops to take in the views and talk amongst ourselves on a range of topics.  What a day!

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Members That Participated

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States

Attended
JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States

Attended
dpbyrnes

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Ipswich, MA


United States

Attended
Carl_B

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Leominster, MA


United States

Attended
alrom2009

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States

No Show
North Shorer

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


SOUTH HAMILTON, MA


United States

No Show
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