Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, Rim Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Big parking lot by the Tramway, with very short walk to Hiker's parking lot . Parking is not an issue here. We arrived at 7:45 A.M. and parked in the paved lot. The Hiker's lot still had spaces as well. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: lots of erosion at the start of the trail. Could use a sign pointing to the summit (sharp right hand turn) before the scenic overlook...we walked right by the trail and onto the spur to the scenic overlook and were looking for the continuation of the trail at the scenic overlook 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs 
Bugs: None on trail going up...., Lots on the descent on the ski trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This is the shortest hike to get up a 4000 footer, but is NOT an easy beginner hike (please note)....It gains elevation very quickly, and then levels out for a bit, with another steep climb. Great reward with 360 degree view from the tower on top. Beautiful day...arrived before the clouds, and the crowds. Took 1hr 45min to get up, with a few breaks. We started at 8 A.M. and saw 5 hikers coming down, so easy to social distance. There were 8 hikers on the tower when we arrived, but we had it to ourselves pretty quickly. Decided to walk over to see the Tramway, and then opted to walk down the ski trail. The hike down took only 40 minutes...but lots of poison ivy, pretty steep slope, etc. And buggy! There was a "Kind of" path, but many overgrown small bushes on slopes. If you opt to park by trailhead/tramway, and you want to walk down the slopes ,rather than back tracking on the Kinsman trail, take every right on the slopes that looks like a main trail and doesn't go through the woods.(I had thought we would walk under the Tram the whole time but that isn't possible). Beautiful view all the way down....
This is a great morning hike (perhaps afternoon as well :))  
Name: DZP 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-14 
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