Solitude lake and the cliffs were great. Hiked to the summit but hitting a road at the ski resort took something away from the hike

Sadly we didn't make it all the way to the summit, but the views along the way were pretty. Would go again.

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1 month ago

Great fall hike to lake solitude with our dog! Two miles up and then a little extra to get to the white cliffs viewpoint -- absolutely gorgeous.

Great moderate hike. Solitude is just a beautiful sight any season

Trail is maintained very well and the hike only took a few hours with view stops. Summit was cloudy so I shall return!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful view of Lake Solitude.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Very nice single-track climb up. Saw no one at all (nice change). Not too difficult for kids, if they're in shape.

Love this trail, great for all, just make sure if you are hiking with kids you leave plenty of time to hike!

Loved this trail. Lake Solitude from the white cliffs was absolutely worth it. After the white cliffs the trails wrangles around to the ski slope side. Nothing really to see over there except a glimpse of Lake Sunapee from the ski slopes. Not worth the extra 2 miles there and back.

Great hike! I live in suburban Boston and this hike is great for a quick day trip. It was amazing to come to the top and see the lake. Once you hit the base of the pond, keep to the right to get to the top of the cliff where there is an amazing view. I would recommend this to low experienced hikers.

A fun and quick hike. Loved Lake Solitude. Easy to follow trail; well marked, well maintained and well defined. The summit of Sunapee, which is actually the ski lodge, is kind of a disappointment. Really no need to go past the overlook, that looks down onto solitude, unless looking to add distance to the hike.

It was cool walking through the section of the maple lines and there are quite a few brook crosses.

Great Hike! Amazing Views!

hiking
6 months ago

Great easy day hike with dogs. Plan to see many, many dogs. Lots of water for them to tear around in, but also get nice and gross...

This is one of our favorite day hikes in NH. Not too difficult and Lake Solitude is beautiful. See photos below...
http://www.trailsunblazed.com/lake-solitude/

Easter Sunday 2016. Trail was dry most of the way to Lake Solitude. Bare booted all the way. Mostly rocks, roots, & mud. Just a few patches of ice. Great day 55 degrees and sunny. Awesome lunch lakeside.