dogs on leash
cross country skiing
White Mountain National Forest lies within the White Mountains in the U.S. states of New Hampshire and Maine. It's crossed by the White Mountain Trail and Kancamagus scenic drives, plus part of the Appalachian Trail. Dating to the 1860s, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway climbs to the summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern U.S. The area is also known for bright fall foliage and winter skiing.
Mary T. on Upper Greeley Ponds via Kancamagus ...
Easy hike to beautiful lake. Lots of birds.
Great, quick hike with an amazing view at the top. Hiked with my 2 dogs and only saw 3 other people on the trail. A good work-out the way up. The summit was windy and cold today, wish I could have stayed longer, bring a wool hat. It was snowing/rain and the wet leaves and rocks made for a pretty hard descent. The wet rocks were deceivingly slick and the leaves made footing loose; I had a couple of slips so be careful!
Super sketchy going up South when wet!!! Careful! And I wouldn't call this dog friendly as I had to lift up dogs many times when we had to scale chest high walls. Beautiful area but would suggest doing this trail when dry and dog free. With rain and wind we had to circle back on Slippery Brook Trail which was a lovely decent.
We did this Wednesday Oct 19. Perfect weather and trail conditions were pretty good too! Detour on Tucks trail before Hermit lake shelters still in effect.
Went up Tucks to summit and down Lion Head trail. Top was blowing sustained 58 mph visibility 1/16 mile. Temp 19 w/wind chill. Auto road and cog still running at that time.
Overall amazing and physically demanding hike! Legs are sore today!
This trail to the summit is 3.8 one way to total 7.6 miles. I am a slow hiker and this took me about 5 hours including a half hour at the summit. Was expecting it to be easier but it was a pretty steady incline after the first mile. Would probably have been faster/easier without the wet slippery leaves covering he trail! Beautiful summit, worth the effort. NOT well marked trail at all. Went off the trail several times. Virtually no blazes on the summit. The falls were basically dry.
Love to ascend using Jennings peak trail onto sandwhich. Descending using Drakes brook is definitely much easier than descending on Jennings Peak trail. Once you get to the top of Jennings the last couple of miles is a relative cake walk. Highly recommended.
Fun hike! We did the 4.4 mile loop which hits both peaks. Took about 3.5 hours for my girlfriend and I with many stops for pictures and water. Definitely some steep rocks to scale and climb where we needed to go on all fours, but nothing too strenuous.
When we went it was close to a drought so the falls were pretty much dried up. The trail is alright, not to difficult, but it's hard to know when you've reached the end point, at least when it is dry. Our 3 mile round trip did not deliver as expected but people say that it's nice when it's full. It is a pretty secluded trail so just be aware of that too.