Mount Hale via Hale Brook Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This peak has a large pile of rocks at the top clearly marking the summit. The top of this peak has experienced some tree growth which unfortunately has blocked a lot of the great views. Perhaps if you climb on top of the massive pile of rocks that mark the summit you'll be able to see more of the surrounding White Mountains. The trail up is steep but enjoyable.
Went up via hale brook trail. FYI Zealand road is closed in the winter. Ends up being close to 10 miles total up Zealand rd and then up Hale round trip. More difficult on the ledge than expected, because of all the snow. it was pretty deep in some spots. Great views of Mount Washington from the trail.
Finished my hiking season this year with this one in the fall. It feels a bit steep at times but otherwise not difficult. And the summit has the largest cairn ever.
Hiked to Mount Hale from the Zealand Hut (Twinbrook and Lend a Hand trails) and then back down Hale Brook Trail to where we left our car the day before going up to the Hut.
The hike was enjoyable and the weather was cool and overcast which made things more bearable.
There were couple steep sections up Lend a Hand which seemed like they were more gradual than the initial decent and switchbacks down Hale Brook.
As others have noted, there's no view from the summit due to the tree growth around the clearing.
When my hiking partner sprained her ankle I had to change my plans from hiking Osceola to something I felt comfortable doing by myself. Mount Hale fit that bill, so off I went!
There was a 20% chance of rain, but the high was expected to be about 64*: Perfect hiking weather. The trail was dry, well marked, and not terribly rocky with very few spots that would qualify as "scrambles". In fact, I don't think there were any.
There were a couple of stream crossings and a really pretty waterfall. Instead of climbing up the side all the way you're given the treat of walking an edge trail, with beautiful flora all along the way.
So no, there's no summit view but it's still nice to be that much closer to the clouds. Took about 1 hr. 25 minutes to summit, and 1:20 down. This is certainly a recommended hike, and it's well enough traveled that going it alone isn't an issue.
Wet, ant the streams were very full
Easy trail. No views at the summit Great winter hike
Hike was great no view at top
The trail has streams that cross at about the halfway point and when you 3/4 of the way there. You can kind've see the mountain views through the tree line when you're about to the summit. When you do get to the top of Mt. Hale, it's just like an open field with no views of the mountains. I went in the summer though. Nice hike though, a bit more of a rocky trail towards the top.