Brook Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alton, NH that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
I usually hike the little trails at Major as I'm not a fan of the mountain stampedes....hence my rating is not 5. This trail has great views, some challenges on the southern part and is easy to follow. I'm a huge fan of all the trails at Major and encourage anyone to try some of the little ones you see heading out from the bottom of the Brook trail. (Bee Line...A Line etc.) Look for the Man of Major: Art!
Ended up being 4.5 miles. Did the Boulder Loop (orange) to the summit and Brook Trail (yellow) down to where it connects to the Main Trail (blue). Great views from the top. Great for dogs. Would recommend starting with Boulder (left at the parking lot) if going to do that trail.
Busy trail. Lots of families and dogs
Lots of people. OK view.
Crowded, there is also trash in a lot of areas and a lot of dogs
Fantastic 360 view at the top. A great finale to the summit with the option to scale a small cliff. Some heavy erosion midway along the trail.
Great hike with excellent views. At the start of the trail there are some large rocks perfect for bouldering. Trail gives you an option to take Mt Major or Mt Switchback both of which have great views.