Rock Climbing

New Hampshire’s White Mountains have some of the finest climbing on the East Coast, and Loon Mountain Resort is home to the area’s largest outdoor climbing wall. With routes for all abilities.

Loon Mountain Resort Climbing Wall

Rock climbing in and around South Peak Resort

Lincoln Crag is comprised of four cliffs. the largest being the Lower slab and then three other cliffs that are above the same size (Middle, First, Upper).

Lower Slab 
150 feet tall on the right side, but most of the climbing is located to the left on a 50 – 60 foot face. The tall slab could use some cleaning but the left side, where most of the routes are concentrated, is very clean wherever there is a route. The climbs are all generally safe and well protected, and the styles of climbing vary. From crack to face and sport, mixed or trad routes. There is also a large roof that is listed in the Sykes guide as a Project.

Middle Ledge and First Ledge areas are reasonably clean on all the vertical faces. The first ledge is home to the classic Hunchback Crack, a .10 dead vertical finger crack.

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Mountain Biking

South Peak and Loon Mountain Resorts have a variety of terrain to mountain bike or hike through the blaze of color. Don’t get too distracted by the color and fall off your bike!

Loon’s 9 miles of downhill mountain bike trails provide a satisfying experience for both beginners and seasoned riders with various freeride, technical, and cross-country trails.

J. E. Henry Trail
1-mile family-friendly trail begins at the entrance of South Peak Resort and runs adjacent to the Pemi river. This leisurely route is lined with beautiful wildflowers and provides access to the Pemi River. Dog friendly on leash.

South Peak Escape Route
2.3 mile moderately challenging loop trail great for walking, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing, and is open year-round.

East Ridge Trail
2.3 Mile circular trail near Lincoln, New Hampshire. Generally considered an easy route.

Serendipity Loop Trail
This easy 2.3 Mile loop trail near Lincoln, NH, is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and walking.


Wading in the crystal clear pools and gently rushing waters of the Pemigewasset River on a warm day is one of South Peak’s hidden gems. You can access the river from the J. Henry Trail at the beginning of Crooked Mountain Road. If it’s not a day for swimming, have a picnic on the sloping granite boulders that rise up from the river bed and watch the swift current whirl past.

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