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One of my favorite hikes in southern nh

hiking
8 days ago

Fabulous hike! I definitely recommend at least bringing microspikes if not wear them. The fire road is very icy. Boulder trail was clearer than the fire road but still could have used microspikes today. Beautiful views and the rock formations are amazing! Makes you feel quite small next to the boulders! Came across a few people out free climbing with mats on the boulders.

Is the road to the trail always closed??

Very icy but a beautiful trail that leads to a river and waterfalls!

Great trail conditions with a beautiful waterfall.

Great easy hike through an old farmstead. Lovely view midway; many options for rambling, snowshoeing and cross country.

nice easy trail for dogs...beautiful pond when iced over. would xc ski herr

Easy and rewarding.

Ring trail still in good shape late October; rocks, roots, & mud appear to be the only reason for the moderate rating. 2 mile trail.

Absolutely breathtaking views with hoarfrost in the alpine zone. We went last weekend and temperatures were below freezing with windchill in the negative. Needless to say we did not linger at the top, and decided to forgo the loop for a less buffeting frigid experience.

Can imagine this being a hotspot in the summer due to waterfalls lining the trail. We prefer lonelier hikes and due to the ice and conditions we only saw a handful of hikers.

Easy hike minus the ice- but brutal if you’re not used to it. Most of the trail is quite literally stairs- best quad and butt workout we had in awhile- therefore awesome!!

Will come back but probably in spring or fall :)

A very satisfying hike. Not to challenging, but is a steady uphill hike. At the summit you’ll find lots of cool information like guides about the wildlife and trees/plants. Nice views too.

A moderate to hard trek for the avid hiker. The waterfalls along the way distract you from the incline. The view above the alpine line is phenomenal, but it was VERY cold & windy. There was a good bit of ice on the trail towards the top as well. I look forward to repeating this hike in warmer weather.

Great views at the peak, you will certainly work to get there. Come prepared as the peak can be a good 30-40 degrees colder due to wind. Sometimes there is ice and snow near the top of the trail so proceed with caution.There are several waterfalls on the way up.

Nice hike, river view and historic markers. We took our 4 year old grandson and had fun teaching him how to identify the different types of trees and leaves, moss mushrooms. Picnic tables and small grills available and a playground. Only complaint would be about the hikers that let their dogs off leash.

great trail

Great place ❤️

Nice walk for the dog. Not many scenic areas but relaxing. Should be rated as easy rather than moderate.

We took the ring trail to witch havel which takes you to the top. We were there for about an hour and a half including about 20 minutes at the top. There are lots of other trails and you can make it a longer hike if desired. all trails are very well marked. I wouldn't say it's an "easy" hike but we are beginners and we did it no problem

Very nice. Just exactly what our family of four needs for an afternoon of exercise.

This is a stunning hike but make sure you've come properly prepared. It can be 70°- 80° at the trailhead and 40° at the summit. Hypothermia is a serious possibility if you are drenched in sweat and don't have the right clothing at the summit.

This trail is mostly stairs which can be extremely taxing.

There are several waterfalls and overlooks but it might be too cloudy to see anything.

3 months ago

Beautiful, easy, relaxing! Beautiful view with easy access to it. Great for kids. Great for running, walking, off road biking, snow shoeing. All season fun!

Edit to my other post: the whole route is not closed, just the route to the left from the parking lot. Sorry for any confusion.

This route is closed as far as I know. There is a house being built here and the only way up the mountain is the fire tower loop towards the right of the parking lot. Still a good hike but a bummer that section has been cut off. Hopefully there will be some rerouting?

nice and easy trails that lead to a beautiful waterfall!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Amazing Rocks & Boulder climbing Mecca! Not much of a lookout, trees blocking view.

yay finding mushrooms

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike up. Really easy climb and great views at the top. There's a fire tower to climb. I think it took me an hour round trip.

My boyfriend and I did this hike yesterday, and it is DEFINITELY a HARD terrain but it is unbelievably worth it. There are about 3 waterfalls on the way up! And the view at the top is remarkable. If you’re contemplating this hike, saddle up and do it

good walk with the dog. other dogs off leash made it more difficult. not much water for the falls but balancing Rock is cool.

nature trips
4 months ago

Good for small kids.

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