Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Sunday River Whitecap, ME
Trails: Logging road, snowmobile trail, herd path, Grafton Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the logging road gate, but we were the only car there 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All unbridged crossings were minor 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Both the unofficial trail and Grafton Loop are in great shape! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Very few 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a perfect day for Sunday River Whitecap! We took the route up through Miles Notch which is a little more than 6 miles round-trip and never gets very steep. It follows an old logging road for about a mile, before following an unofficial trail for the next mile. This trail is well defined and is as easy to follow as any official trail in the area. After meeting up with the Grafton Loop Trail, it's a little more than a mile to the summit.

The summit is home to an extensive alpine zone, which you pass through more of approaching from the north than if you were to approach from the south. This allows for spectacular 360 degree views from the summit area. There are especially good up close views of Old Speck and all of the major peaks in the Mahoosucs. We only saw one other person the whole time, but when we returned to Grafton Notch, it was swarmed with tourists at all of the roadside stops and other parking areas. We were glad to avoid the crowds yet again!  
Name: Sam Shirley 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-05 
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