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we love it here. easy and full of good memories.

First time visiting. Chasm was closed because of ice, but great views of it and great trail. We did Charlie’s loop trail, but a few other trails that connect which can extend your loop. Well maintained and marked trails. Def worth the visit.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk along the shore...can be very busy in summer. All in all a worthwhile trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Great day. Had to wear snowshoes from start to finish so this “easy” hike was a bit more challenging than normal. We started from the logging road to avoid the river crossing. I would rate this hike “moderate” level vice “easy” One great view about 2/3 to top. Spectacular view from the top where even Mt Washington was clearly visible to the north. Snow softened from warmer temps on way down, so it was a little dicey. Nice hike overall.

hiking
1 month ago

You’ve heard the expression it’s a cold day in hell, well today it’s a cold day in purgatory. It was a great hike. This place is beautiful year round. Great hikes for all skill levels.

rock climbing
2 months ago

Okay, so I'm still a beginner hiker...this was hard! I really enjoyed myself, don't get me wrong, but yikes! There's a lot of climbing boulders, up and down. Looks easier for kids and people in great shape...but great exercise!

walking
3 months ago

A very easy hike, but really beautiful views. We went during peak fall foliage and it was a pretty amazing sight. You are also able to visit the site of Thoreau’s cabin (there’s also a model of it). It’s $8 to park but there is a pretty nice visitor center and we saw a lot of people swimming at the beaches (even in October).

walking
3 months ago

A beautiful pond with an interesting history, quite crowded however

beautiful trails. went with my husband son amd Mother in law. it was a beautiful day

hiking
3 months ago

Great views! NOT EASY! Goes straight up, over roots and rocks. Tough river cross(river was high and fast after rain). Worth the hike if you’re looking for a moderate hike.4.8 miles total.

Loved this hike! Nice views of the Presidentials at the beginning of hike and again part way up! No view from the peak but DO continue on to the ledges a mile or so from the peak. Wonderful views there on large open ledges toward Pickering, Stanton, Langton, Atatash and many more. Somewhat steep, but Moderate is an apt rating overall. As others have written, the dirt road leading up to the small lot is very narrow and has gullies on both sides. Made it up in a car with no problem, but fortunately met no vehicle on the way. Not sure if two vehicles could squeeze by each other. Parking area is small but it seems this hike is “off the beaten path” enough to attract few hikers. We met only two people during our hike. A “ hidden gem” in my opinion!

Absolutely beautiful, especially on an Autumn or Spring day.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with wonderful views from the ledges. There is a small water crossing and a semi steep climb towards the top with lots of roots.

Nice secluded loop trail. Was a crowded fall weekend, parked on side of rt 16 because campground was closed. Quick walk through campground to trailhead(right next to camp site #7). Blazes are yellow. Gets pretty steep after about 3/4 mile(probably toughest part of hike). Levels out and actually goes downhill a bit for awhile then back up pretty steady. Opens up on a couple ledges with nice northern views. Whole loop took me about 2.5 hours with not much of a break anywhere but didn’t race through it either.

Hiked this trail counter clockwise as recommended which was definitely the best way to go. A gradual uphill climb to the summit followed by a shorter (but steep) downhill return. The views at the top weren't 360 but we're absolutely gorgeous, especially as the leaves are starting to change! Although the uphill climb was tough and got my heart pumping, we saw people of all ages on the trail.

So much fun!

Went on trail on first day after many days of rain. Was quite challenging and slippery. Would rate this as a hard moderate trail. Views were obscured because of slight fog. Tree cover at top also hinders views. Used the trail head from app. Went to summit and back.

3 months ago

Beautiful trails and water!!

Beautiful hike and great for kids and families.

hiking
4 months ago

Vert easy trail!

Enjoyed the walk today, until I fell in the one area of mud. Of course it was my luck that I sprain my pinkie in the fall. My dog loved this trail. Nice easy hike(walk).

Very pretty lake and small waterfalls.
However, the circular trail itself is not very scenic (through a forest; the lake mostly hidden from view by trees), and flat. Ok for a quick little walk in the woods, but nothing special.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great trail! As others noted it’s quite steep, but overall I felt it was the perfect example of a moderate hike. If the trail were longer, I might feel differently. The terrain (rocks, roots, some fallen trees) is challenging, but just take your time to find the best path and get your footing. Because the views are beyond the peak, there’s a good mix of up and down; my knees never love any descent, so it was nice to mix it up in the middle. Bring poles if you’ve got them because there are some tricky spots where the extra support is handy to have. The dirt road up to the parking lot is very steep, long, and only one lane. Use caution and your AWD if you’ve got it! There is literally a sign that says “Parking” in the parking lot, so if your GPS tells you you’ve arrived and you don’t see that sign, just keep going, it’s not much further. Parking lot can hold a maximum of 9 cars if everyone parks just right. You cannot park on the road because it’s one lane with ditches or very soft shoulders on either side. If you’re hiking with a group, please meet elsewhere and carpool in, to save space for other hikers.

step at first but amazing views loss rocks and inclines its on the high end on medium

Just finished this with our 5 year old pup. Saw a few people in the first half mile, and a couple at the top, but otherwise had the trail to ourselves. There are two peaks according to the elevation map; the first one is pretty steep (and seemed moderate difficulty to us), which made the remaining incline feel easier. Bring bug spray, you’ll need it for the first and last mile. Thanks to Herb and Laura, the campground hosts, for showing us where to park- if the 5 visitor spots are taken, you can squeeze in next to the dumpster as soon as you pull in to the campground.

hiking
4 months ago

I have enjoyed every minute of it. The trails is very well maintained and clearly marjed. It is very scenic with multiple rest areas. A busy family friendly trail yet very quiet and can enjoy nature. Multiple smaller trails emerge from the main trail and you can customize your hike to any length or elevation challenge that appeals to you. Highly recommend it and will be back again.

Had my 2 year old on my kelty backpack during the hike. It was gorgeous but I wouldn't recommend doing it since the rocks you had to go over were quick large.

hiking
4 months ago

trail was clean and well maintained other than others not cleaning up after their dogs!!! REALLY PEOPLE!!!!
Trail was a moderate hike lots of rough areas to trip on. Took our 2 Irish wolfhound crosses with us and they were very tired after yellow trail with some side drifting views. I will definitely hike there with them again.

moderate hike. parking for 5 cars but campground very nice letting parking by 1sr dumpster and RT 16.

hiking
4 months ago

My husband and I wanted to avoid the busy crowds and limited parking of Chocorua on Labor Day weekend and we hadn't hiked in a month so we decided to try out this hike to work our way up to
more strenuous hikes. We had the whole loop trail to ourselves and had a lovely hike in the woods. Do not be fooled by the low elevation as if you hike the loop you will get more than enough exercise as it goes up, then down, then back up again! Only one small stream at the beginning and then again at the end of the loop but it is a welcome sight for splashing water on yourself when it is hot out at the end of the hike. The hike is well maintained with lots of beautiful mushrooms to see on the way and the woods are beautifully peaceful and a bit magical too. The views from the top are lovely and we felt it was the perfect peaceful, quiet hike for us. We felt like we got plenty of exercise and enjoyed many various views from the different lookout points at the top. You can see Chocorua from one vantage point, Cranmore from another as well as beautiful lakes towards the southeast. A great option if you only have a 3 or 4 hour block of time.

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