4,319 ft / 1,316 m


179 ft / 55 m


224 summits

Top climbing months

August   15%

May   12%

July   12%

"The trail was well tamped down, thanks to the previous snowshoers. We also snowshoed the whole way. The deep snow made climbing North Hancock a lot easier. Really bright blue skies, temp was 12 when we started but warmed nicely. Only wind was at the west side of the South Hancock summit. Cool snowman someone made on the summit of North Hancock. Really nice day, great hike." - Alohabuffy, Mar 18, 2018
"Headed out to what I think is my least favorite or at least one of my top 3 least favorite peaks of the 48. Started my official launch for the grid. Despite not loving these mountains, I had great company and it made it actually enjoyable! Well packed trail and everything we lost along the way we found on our return...so quite lucky!" - shay-shay, Mar 18, 2018
"It was a wet and soggy day....not my favorite climb thus far, that is for sure! We had some sprinkles, but mostly were soaked by the trees and falling ice. Our wet day required several changes of clothes until we ran out and just had to suck it up!" - shay-shay, Apr 22, 2017
"Hazy Day, not many views on this trip. Great warmup, smooth trail to start, but once the loop starts watch out!, it's steep and gravelly up Hancock & down South Hancock (but the ridge walk is nice). Highlights of the day were Gray Jays & a hiker with 2 goats!" - PJSelmer, Oct 16, 2016
"Both peaks, north then south, via the Hancock Loop Trail. It was a beautiful day for a climb. We shared lunch and trail stories with chatty hikers at the northern summit, and were pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy the trek was between peaks... especially after the many waist-high (for my short hiking partner, that is) obstacles leading up to our initial summit. We crashed with my sister's family at their vacation spot in Lincoln (after ice cream, of course), and headed up Tecumseh the next morning." - gooner, Aug 19, 2016



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