Mount Willard

MODERATE 88 reviews
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Mount Willard is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Carroll, NH that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.2 miles 958 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

rocky

From I-93 exit 35 near Franconia Notch, follow US Route 3 (North) about 11 miles to the junction of US Route 302 in Twin Mountain, turn right on US Route 302 (East) about 8.7 miles. Trailhead is located behind the railroad depot (AMC Crawford Notch Visitors Center).

hiking
42 minutes ago

Beautiful, easy hike!

hiking
5 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
6 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.

hiking
21 days ago

Easy hike for an amazing view !!

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

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike with a great view!

hiking
1 month ago

I found this to be an easy trail to hike

hiking
1 month ago

Very steady incline throughout the trail. No super hard steep parts, but not much flat either. My 4 year old did it all on her own so it is family friendly. Amazing views for only 3 mile hike!

hiking
2 months ago

absolut zu empfehlen!
nicht besonders schwerer ca. 1 stündiger Anstieg im Wald. plötzlich steht man auf einem Felsen und sagt "Wow" !

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. You'll keep hearing it's the shortest and easiest hike for the benefit and I'll reiterate that! We did underestimate the incline of this trail based on some of the reviews but we made it and well worth every step. Definitely go on this one with kids, dogs, and mom's :)
It's an encouraging hike for new hikers!

2 months ago

In winter the snow tunnel of trees opens to a panoramic view of the notch.

2 months ago

Great family hike. Trail was easy up and down and view was great given the short hike. Both young daughter and puppy enjoyed it.

2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Loved this trail! Easy hike up. Gorgeous view of the notch. Last 1/5 mile is pretty flat.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a pretty easy hike. My friends who are new to hiking visited me from Florida and I took them to this place. They never hiked before and this was a very comfortable hike for them. It took as less than one hour to go up. The trails were pretty easy and the view was awesome.