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hiking
6 days ago

Great, well marked trail but don’t let the rating fool you! Almost immediately, we went straight up and it did not relent until we reached the top! We followed red to the top. Coming down was also well marked and groomed. We followed orange down to the 2nd white junction and hung a left to head down white. White took us to a dirt road we took a left on that and we walked the road the rest of the way to our car! (The road was easy) I would say this aired on the side of moderate!

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike and great view of the lake on Lakeview Trail after a 15 min. ascent.

Great hike that had a roaring waterfall most of the trail. Lots of mud and fairly wet given the rain the past few days. Don't let that stop your adventure the views at the top are worth every step.

it was a fun hike

Lovely, quick hike. Very few people on it. Trail isn't really marked, but the path is carved out well. Just make sure to take the hiking trail at the fork and not the snow machine trail.

I went last week and it was great! nice little view!

26 days ago

typical Bellknap range hike, easy to moderate effort for great views.

hiking
26 days ago

Nice and very easy trail, slight incline that gets you up the hill. Beautiful lake view! Completed the loop in less than 1.5 hours in a very relaxed pace with some stops on the way.

hiking
27 days ago

I love to do hikes alone but sometimes get a little nervous when it is not marked well. No problems with that on this trail, very well marked! Bring some empty containers in case you time it right with the wild blueberries. Still some small ones at the top but definitely at the end of their season.

Awesome

We've done this one twice so far and it is really beautiful and not terribly crowded.

Great hike - 45 min steady climb up. Beautiful view of windmills and surrounding landscape

This place is great for a beginners. Easy yet steep enough for a challenge and a workout. I take my 14 year old Mini schnauzer up this trail. He maybe old, but there's no stopping him from running up this trail. (except me of course.) Great trail, the views rival Mt Major.

I went last week. Usually I enjoy this trail because it’s easy and beautiful and lightly hiked. Last week, I pulled about 20 ticks off my dogs after the hike. It’s the only place in New Hampshire I’ve been that is absolutely loaded with tIcks.

1 month ago

Fun quick trail- great for kids and beginners.

1 month ago

not a bad little trail

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view of Lake Winnipesaukee. There are two different trail heads. If you start at Lakeview Trail (near the front of the parking lot) it's 0.5 miles to the lakeview. If you start at Quarry Trail (back of the parking lot), it's 1.3 miles until you get to the lakeview. It's one big loop so it doesn't really matter where you begin. Quarry Trail had tons of mosquitoes!

Great for family

Loved this trail. Amazing views and man made pond with rock stairs is beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike, didn't take too long, but the trail isn't just poorly marked -- for the most part it isn't marked at all. Very frustrating at the start. We didn't encounter another hiker, just a biker at the start and a walker with his dogs at the end.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, trails were slightly hard to keep track of. Beware if you have a dog, I pulled 7 ticks off of mine.

Just starting hiking with my husband, we aren't in the best of shape but this trail is close to home. It gets pretty steep and is also very rocky. We will definitely feel it tomorrow. Took us 1.5 hours to the summit that's with breaks and being really out of shape. 1 hour back down.

on Catamount Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail, however not marked very well. We saw several lady slippers along our way. The trail ( 1 mile trail) leading to the main trail had several bikers but once on the main trail (Catamount trail), there was no one but us hiking. I rated this trail a 4 star due to poor signage.

Find little hike with the family and pet friendly

Great trail! Lovely creek, pretty vistas, well marked! But I would argue with the easy rating! Steep climbs both up and down.

So beautiful, with old house foundations along the way! Brought my dog and didn’t come across anyone (although it is Wednesday morning). There’s a sweet spot with a fire tower and picnic table (my dog and I scaled the tower, but I’m afraid of heights so we didn’t stay long).

Pretty good trail. Elevation gain is not to bad. Would be great for younger hikers. A few rewarding views of the lake area.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Challenging a bit for us 'old folks' but it's about the journey! Not a fan of the last part being a paved road (that hurt the most). Black flies were relentless but to be expected. A great day overall!

Great. I'd definitely do it again. nice hike.

Recent trail work is nice.

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