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Love this trail!! I did about 4 or 5 sunrise hikes here in July and I have nothing but good things to say about the trail and the view at the top!
There is a couple very very rocky sections but the majority is a nice dirt trail

Very good workout. We walked whole loop and enjoyed most of it. We were attacked by flies by Bear Swamp Lake. It was so many of them that we almost ran.

My pups 1st walk & she had a blast in the lake & river

Great easy hike! Not much elevation change, which means you can save your energy for the swimming holes. The water is crystal clear and perfect to cool you down. Bring a backpack with a couple towels in it and you’ll be set. Gorgeous views if you’re willing to climb down the steep embankments off the main trail down to the water. The trail itself (which is more like a road most of the time) is clear and well maintained. It can get a little muddy here and there, but there’s always a way around. Follow the diamond KAB markers and you’ll stay right on track. I’ll definitely be going back to this one.

We camped out near the third/fourth bridge, on the abandoned line that can now be walked across. it was a good day to go swimming and even in the evening the water was still quite warm. If you are planning to hike so far away from the parking lot, I would recommend bringing the smallest tent you can find. I brought my 4-person Coleman tent, but it got pretty heavy and we had to stop several times to rest. will definitely be picking up a smaller 2-person pop-up tent before making the trek again.

Very nice hike and a good cardio workout. The view on the top was breathtaking!

Loved this trail! Beautiful 360 view on a treeless summit upon Mt Watatic. The hike up was steep to the mountain with roots, rocks, and pine straw. The second summit down was the best view. You could see everything, even Boston!

❤️Great for an easy to moderate hike. Perfect place to take your dog

Nice hike, close to Boston. It was surprisingly buggy for June, but nothing a little bug spray couldn't fix.

Trail mark colors need to be marked on the AllTrails map.
Moderate hike, nice scenery, can swim in the lake.
Trail is marked well. But some sections of the trail had trees fallen. This needs to be cleaned up.
Flies everywhere.

nice loop hike with decent views. can add additional miles by following trails to NH state line and beyond

So Fun! Easy but a nice challenge too! Great place to hang out and slow down, enjoy the view!

Pretty crowded even around dinner time on Sunday. BUGGY! Views are decent, lots of gorgeous ferns.

Hiked May 26, lovely wildflowers along the trails-- lady slippers, trillium, yellow blue bead lilies, starflowers - nice view from summit, bit muddy in spring

Great short hike that gives you enough of an elevation gain to consider it your exercise for the day. On the weekends it can get very crowded, but during the weekdays you can enjoy the beautiful view virtually alone. I suggest staying to the left when you encounter the first fork in the trail. The trail marker says to go right for the summit, but they both get you to the same place and I prefer the trail to the left.

Short hike with an AMAZING view! Trail markings on the way down were a little confusing.

Great, short, moderate hike (about 1.5 - 2 hours) that's well marked and easy to follow.

was well marked and had a descent elevation. the summit seemed very spread out and unfortunately view points were too crowded with climbers today. got visited by a hawk which made up for the lack of views.

One of my favorite quick trails, perfect if your looking for something short and beautiful. The rock house it a nice spot to take a breather.

mountain biking
3 months ago

No good

Gorgeous Views and Very Peaceful

To crowded very rocky

Trail was beautiful and easy to follow as it was well marked. Was slightly disappointed that the arches were mostly obscured from view but the waterfalls were stunning enough to make up for it! Parking area was pretty small, though, only about 3-5 cars depending on how close together people decide to park.

April 5, 2018, still icy, bring your spikes! Many thanks to whomever took the time to make the drawing showing the various mountains in the distance and their compass points.

Great early morning hike after 1-2 inches of fresh snow. Not a strenuous hike at all...brought the dogs. Nice view from the top. Will try this again in the spring - would recommend for anyone looking for a short hike (around 2 hours).

backpacking
4 months ago

One of my all time favorite places to hike in the Hilltowns!! Trail is very well kept and the scenery is absolutely beautiful!! The arches are visible all year long but are most visible in early spring or fall. Mostly flat with some moderate inclines.

Great loop with moderate elevation gains. Very well marked, but a little confusing at some trail junctions. Mostly stay on Backpacker and Bear Paw with a few exceptions.

Awesome hike! Beautiful trails and 300 degree view from the top..my 5 year old with a lil motivation and carrying up a few yards here and there was able to get to the summit..will def be hiking here again

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