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Love this trail and view is amazing

Very very easy hike! Great for dogs and very easy to follow! The view from the top of the fire tower is 360° and just an overall nice easy hike!

hiking
6 days ago

So beautiful!! A must-see when in North Conway. Very easy to find and hike to.

love this place just got back out here been hidding all winter hoping to do the whole trail sat great place greatviews and well cared for

snowshoeing
7 days ago

My first time snowshoeing! Glad it was here! Can’t wait to return. Beautiful scenic views.

9 days ago

good trail, snow made it difficult at few spot in return trail

Great views. Well worth the hike!

hiking
22 days ago

stunning waterfalls and nice easy walk. beautiful in winter and summer.

This was one of my first dates with my now husband. I was nervous to go up the tower but it was totally worth the fall view!

hiking
26 days ago

Very easy, short walk to and from. Make sure you pay yo park or you will be towed.

Very easy hike to the top, and once you get to the fire tower the views are great, 360 degree view and a great spot to watch a sunrise or sunset!

Parked at Boyd Hill Road entrance as the other parking lot was closed although the trail there was open. Very well marked. First 1/2 mile or so was pretty icy from packed snow. Intermittent ice from there on. Lots of mountain bike trails in the woods. A lot of big pines on the N side of the hill were recently toppled and have been sawed up. Nice easy walk except for the ice here and there, spikes were very handy. Very nice view to the N from the lookout point overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee.

Hiked this in September. Not enough good things to say about it! Amazing waterfall reward at the end of an easy hike.

Went here in the early fall. I’d definitely recommend it for a nice short hike with beautiful scenery. Good photo ops!

Very nice hike, starts off gradual and gets increasingly steeper until a little scrambling near the end. Easily doable by nearly all ages, though, and you start getting views part way up. Great vistas on the summit of the Lakes Region, the White Mountains, and Mount Washington on a clear day. I have heard that it can get extremely crowded on weekends in the summer and fall, so plan your hike accordingly.

Very nice trial to hike last fall and it was a nice beautiful view

hiking
2 months ago

Forget the loop aspect. If you start from the more southern trail (I believe it was the red trail maybe brown. Who knows I'm colorblind) the way up will be a traditional trail I would rate at moderate in Winter conditions. Micro spikes or crampons will be necessary. The second half of the loop back follows the white and orange trails. Problem is the last mile back is a road. I'm not a fan of hiking roads.

Either way the peak had good for the elevation views but they are not 360 degrees. Lots of area on the peak to hang out.

I hiked this with my 10 year old who faired well even in snow and ice. Not sure if I would come back in the summer.

hiking
2 months ago

Was planning to do Belknap going up the white trail but it was closed down. Too dangerous in the winter I’m sure. Kept going up to Piper instead and went down red to make it a loop. Even with spikes the red trail can get very slippery near the summit. Otherwise a gorgeous day and a great hike!

Great hike made it up fine with just spikes, pup didn’t have a problem either. Really nice views at the top!!

Fairly easy hike. Used micro spikes due to ice. Great views.

Nice easy trail with a spectacular waterfall at the end!

2 months ago

A short loop to some pretty views of Alton Bay, squam lake and lake winniepasuke.. The parking lot fills up quickly in the morning. A must do at sunrise.

hiking
2 months ago

hiked January 14. limited snow cover. trail was well travelled. micro spikes were perfect. good view from the summit. fun Stone throne on top. nice easy hike no steeps but ledges were slippery

hiking
3 months ago

Great, easy, beautiful trail. You don't need to walk the whole thing before you start getting spectacular views. You can wear sneakers for sure, although I'd always recommend boots!

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic easy trail for kids, particularly on a hot day.

A very pretty and fairly easy hike. There were a few small scrambles and a lot of forest; it took us ~1.5 hours to do a round trip. There are quite a number of people here (at least in summer), but the views are worth it, and there's a nice spot for a picnic at the very top!

Was beautiful in the “winter wonderland”

Did this April of 2017 with some decent snow on the ground. Got pretty slick on the way down.

Did this hike in October with my little pup. It was pretty quiet on the Tuesday morning but I can imagine that it would be incredibly busy most weekends, especially in the fall. We took the main trail up and the Brook Trail down. Amazing views of Winnipesaukee from the summit!

I parked at the Boyd Hill parking area and followed the quickest route to the scenic outlook, which took me about 20 minutes. I wasn't expecting much since I'd never been here and I found it on a whim. I was amazed at the view!! Breathtaking!! Such a beautiful sight for a short hike! Highly recommend!

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