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Beautiful views from the fire tower at the top. Did this hike back in November, rainy at the bottom and all snow at the top. Neat cabin at the top that provided a bit of respite from the wind.

Hike to Smarts Mt is an excellent about 8 mile loop going up the AT to the summit and down the old Ranger's trail. Views from Lambert Ridge are very nice but the 360 degree views from the fire tower on top are fantastic. The Ranger trail is an older trail that isn't well blazed but isn't hard to follow normally, but could be in snow. Both trails are pretty steep. I'd rate them strenuous.

Finally came back to finish this hike (came last winter, but didn't have the right equipment so had to turn around after a couple miles.) Overall, a lovely hike. First COLD hike of this season for me, and I again didn't have quite what I needed to stay warm. Cold at the top, muddy and snowy and leaf-covered down below, so the path was slippery - moreso going down than up. Not steep or strenuous - but rocky and rooty (as are many hikes in the Whites.) The rocky summit is beautiful. Took us about 4 hours roundtrip. Oh, one last thing: the mileage reading I got was about equal to what this site states: 6.8m

Would not do this again. Hardly any views. Glad to check these off the list. What’s up with the mileage? It’s 10.5 miles not 8.8. Another trail that is off on mileage...

Loved this trail. Very challenging but rewarding. We did it on a cool cloudy day so we had no view but we had the trail to ourselves. Took our dog with us and he loved it. The rocks and rooted were pretty slippery so make sure you where proper hiking shoes. We will definitely be back!

A nice little hike if you don’t want an overly strenuous experience or are limited for time, to get striking views. Still a respectable workout leading to expansive views from a dramatic, precipitous cliff.

Went on 9/20 with a first timer pup, she did great. There are a couple really steep parts but par for the course. Spent some time at the pond and lake taking in the sights as there were no summit views on this cloudy/ foggy day. Took us about 6 hrs round trip. Would do again with nicer weather at summit
3rd and 4th of 4,000’ers

a great hike during the summer months, a better hike during winter! don't forget your microspikes/yak traks

Took my dog to the North peaks on a gorgeous but moderately hot day. Definitely longer in mileage than the sign says (I used my Nike Apple Watch to track it and it’s very accurate). Overall, very rewarding hike once you get to the summit and see the incredible view

Lonesome Lake to Fishin’ Jimmy to Kinsman Peaks, down the Kinsman Ridge over the Cannon Balls and back down to Lonesome Lake. Maybe 13mi RT from Lafayette Campground. The last push down and over the Cannonballs will shred what’s left of your legs. I thanked my lucky stars I came up Fishin’ Jimmy while I was going down the Kinsman Ridge. Thankfully there is a nice swim awaiting you back down in Lonesome before the last push to the Lot, conversely there is The Basin one exit south down the road if you finish early enough. Awesome kill-your-quads kind of day.

Short, steep hike with pockets of great views at the top. Get out to hike this trail!

Good trail for moderate workout.

Technical trail, needed to scramble on many portions. Only climbed up, took the tram down. Due to wet rocks and steepness, down would be considerably more difficult. $13/adult for one way tram, able to ride down without ticket and pay at the bottom.

Our first time here and second time hiking ever! Wonderful scenery! The river was beautiful, the dogs loved it, and the trail was great for this ok’ gal!

Long, tough climb. Would be best to do on a dry day.

Took tram up top so shortened hike by about a mile of steep climbing. Enjoyed the scramble climb very much and climb was mostly uphill until last, downhill mile. Not too many views but rocks afforded good hand holds and were manageable. Carter Notch Hut small but very historic as was one of earliest built. Great croo! Easy decent via 19 Mile Brook Trail. Pretty along the rock strewn streams in the woods. Weather extremely changeable so be prepared as always for the Whites.

11 and 12 for my #48 .. was actually 11.1 miles and took 8.5 hours (breaks included) Went up Fishin Jimmy, Let me tell you doing that trek up after a lot of rain made for some very slick rocks and it's a considerably steep trail! The views were hazy on North Kinsman but very beautiful and nice to see Lafayette and the Fraconia Ridge group from the point of view.. South Kinsman definitely has the views with the larger summit and 360 view.. Descended down Kinsman Pond (very quiet which is perfect and far less steep than Fishin Jimmy) and as far as being "not well maintained" I've been on far worse trails . This trail was small but well marked. Looped back over to Lonesome Lake trail and a very long .8 mile back to the car haha.

This hike starts out, and ends fairly steep, with a nice gradual grade in the middle. The view at the ledges was nice though access is limited due to nesting falcons.

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Beautiful trail, great waterfall views. section of trail about half mile in was washed out but easy to get around.

Good short workout with an amazing view on the top.

Completed 6/29. Great hike to include 3 peaks of NE111.
I chose a custom loop, climbing immediately up HI-Cannon Trail to tag Cannon Mountain (which is included in the 'Terrifying 25' club! > really wasn't horrible, some steep spots but nothing we haven't all seen before)... It was a foggy morning, but made for some nice pictures. The climb down Cannon had steep sections & was roughly 2.4mi to N. Kinsman on the Kinsman Ridge Trail. One great outcrop rock for beauty views of range. Continued out & back to S. Kinsman & returned on Fishin' Jimmy Trail. The long trek down the never-ending Fishin Jimmy is where exhaustion kicked in, knees aching all the way to Lonesome Lake (a perfect rest area). Final push back to trailhead.

Overall:
11.2mi
6hr20m
4,425ft elev gain

Strenuous but memorable!

This is a terrific relatively easy hike in/out. Well maintained trail. We saw only a few other people Went up past the A Trail shelter.

Slightly above novice backpackers here. Strenuous due to distance and scrambling but a great adventure. Headed out at 730 am with a stop at Zealand Hut (good water spot) and arrived at Guyot Campsite by 200. Managed to get a spot on a tent platform but in retrospect the over flow sites are actually more secluded. The tent platforms are safe and very clean but you are literally touching other peoples tents. They have cold clean water from a spring and a cooking area. Keep in mind Guyot Campsite is literally just a place to crash for through hikers. It's on the east side of Bond/Guyot so theres minimal wind but also no view as its on a step slope with many trees. West Bond Spur is only 1/2 mile out from the campsite and offers great sunsets and is worth the hike out after you set camp. Actual distance from Zealand Road Trailhead to Guyot is not 7 miles it's more like 8.25. I mapped it both ways in and out and it is definitely not 7. Weather was awesome and caretaker at Guyot Campsite was friendly and helpful. Keep in mind the site is more of a place to hunker down and not a final destination. West Bond and Bondcliff are the places to see.

We hiked the Ranger Trail at night going north to the tentsite, and wow was it difficult in the dark! The overlook at the tentsite gave way to thousands of stars in the clear sky, and it was nice and quiet.

Came down kinsman pond trail to avoid fishin jimmy, which was incredibly steep going up. Kinsman pond looks seldom used, and most of trail is just a stream bed. Camped overnight at kinsman pond, good tent site

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