Out of the Beaten Path

Big Crow Mountain is a 2,812 ft / 857 m mountain peak, near Keene. With Little Crow, its smaller sister, they dominate the landscape at the top of East Hill, and are the favorites of local hikers.
It is also a very good family hike, not too long, not too steep, challenging enough but offering a variety of views from their rocky ledges. As the trail nears the summit, views open up towards the High Peaks through the trees, including 28 major peaks on the other side of the valley
I didn’t count, but we had fun pointing out and naming many of the peaks. The views wrap around from Hurricane and Giant in the East to the Dix Range, Great Range and Marcy to the south, Big Slide, Cascade and Porter and eventually Whiteface to the north.

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