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Crawford Notch State Park has 5,775 acres providing access to numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, fishing, wildlife viewing, and spectacular mountain views. Crawford Notch State Park is rich in history with the famous Willey House. The campground in the park is Dry River Campground and offers 36 wooded sites.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful, easy hike!

hiking
6 days ago

Excellent family hike even with some snow. We lucked out with the weather since it was cold enough that it wasn't muddy and the trees were covered with a snow down to the trunks, making for gorgeous views all the way up. Hearing the kids (7 & 9) say "whoa!" when we popped out at the summit and saw the view made it more than worth it. Some low cloud cover, but the views were still great. Snowy tree-tops made it unique. Friendly, light traffic on the trail (Sunday), many with 1 or more dogs. Kids liked navigating the two small water crossings at the start of the trail and the hair/needle ice crystals at the trail's edge. Popped in at the AMC Center for a patch. Another successful November hike in the White Mountains.

hiking
8 days ago

Very snowy easy walk past train tracks to get to trailhead. Was snowing about 2" the last time we went and was very chilly at the summit! Beautiful view and easy for almost anyone.

We did the Falls last year only after attempting to go up Frankenstein Cliffs the day before. I had unwisely taken the family up that way in November (6 and 8 year old with us) without doing enough research. Had to turn back after the trail got more and more treacherous. Wet leaves on the way down didn't make it any easier. Without kids, we would have powered through, but there were several exceptionally dangerous wet slippery rock faces to cross that were literally perilous for kids.
Not wanting the trails to get the better off us, we went back and did the falls the next day and loved it. Well trafficked and maintained trail. Only saw a few others, which made it feel more special. Headed to Mt. Willard for a universally agreed easy hike with good views tomorrow, and might try something harder before heading home if the rest of the family is up for it.

Loved this hike. Perfect combination of challenging and rewarding. Great views. Took me about 4 hours to complete, taking my time.

hiking
15 days ago

Decent hike and it only took us an hour to summit Willey. There are a couple views and only one of them is any good. Wooded peak but a good start if you want to get Tom and Field as well

hiking
15 days ago

Ascended Webster to Jackson. Wonderful hike. First mile is moderate/easy the last 1.5 mile to Webster summit is moderate/slightly hard. Right at the split of Jackson and Webster there is a BEAUTIFUL waterfall. My new favorite hike in NH now! The walk from Webster to Jackson is very nice easy stroll but once you get close you have to do some crawling/climbing. So nice and quiet. The trail was decently wet so at least in the fall I highly recommend boots that are at least slightly water resistant.

Nice hike to a magnificent waterfall!

hiking
22 days ago

Easy hike for an amazing view !!

Loved this hike!! Considering I did this the day after mount chocorua, It was not difficult,I think moderate is fair. there was a light amount of snow, a good balance of ups and downs, and the scrambling was lots of fun. I had to put my spikes on 100-150ft before the summit. I will definitely do this hike again!

I solo hiked to the aresthusa fall and looped back around the Frankenstein cliffs. It's easy to lose the trail going down the Frankenstein cliff trail. It was a challenging but very rewarding hike!! It seems to be a popular trail so you will certainly run into other hikers.

Excellent hike with a beautiful waterfall. You can spend and hour or spend the day depending on what trails you take.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a hike I've been doing this hike for 30+ years, my kids grew up doing this and when we finished they had to cross the street and do Elephant Head. I brought the G'kids, age 4 & 6 this year - they loved it too! The bonus after the 2 hikes was they still had energy to play on the AMC playground before falling asleep in the car on the way home!

hiking
1 month ago

Did this trail back in August...The hike up was pretty easy and the view at the top was amazing

A beautiful hike. Arethusa Falls was great and the view from Frankenstein Cliffs was amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this over the summer. And the view was so amazing! It had been a stormy day so I saw the fog billow over the the mountain tops. And I was able to look down on a rainbow.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail and easy hike. Only down fall was the peak was so crowded.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike with a great view!