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Hiked yesterday morning with my wife and 9 year old son who are both experienced hikers. Trail is fairly flat and was a little muddy during the first mile , but there are plenty of stepping stones and bridges to help cross. Last part of trail is steep to the top but it also had stones set in place that form a natural stair way to help climb. Once at the top views are simply amazing!! 360 degrees all around. Highly recomen. Took us 1hr 40 mins up , 1hr 20 mins down.

Great trail, opening up for some nice views from Surprise peak. Moriah itself offers a stunning 360 degree view of the Whites and Wilderness to the East.

Top 2 most difficult hikes I have done; I would not attempt this unless you’re in good shape and are an experienced backpacker. The reward for the difficulty are 7 amazing views atop some of the most gorgeous peaks in the north east. Did it two days highly recommend.

Tip: water is scarce between lafayette and last tent site so be prepared before you summit lafayette

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9 days ago

We hiked from Mt. Washington Cog Railway (starting point is right behind the station, meets the Ammonousic trail) and up to the summit of Mt. Monroe and back down; took us a little over 5 hours. If you do your research on weather conditions, should be manageable; rocks can get slippery at a few spots and it does get windy in the alpine zone. Would recommend using hiking boots on this trail. The views from the summit are beyond spectacular.

picked out of a hat, steep in the beginning and really pretty at the top. we did white horse and prob will do athedra next time

Challenging and fun trail - I did the Eyebrow Trail up and the AT Down. I did this trail years ago when it was foggy. I still loved the fun trail features like the steel cable and ladder rungs that are necessary when the trail is wet. I hiked this July 4 with my dog. There were only a couple spots that I had to help my golden retriever up, but the rest was easily done by her. I definitely would NOT recommend going down the Eyebrow trail as other have said, especially with a dog. The views from the fire tower give you a great 360 of the mountains! I was so glad my hike this time was clear. It was well worth the effort to see the amazing view! Screw Auger Falls a few miles from the parking lot on RT 26 is a great post-hike stop to walk in the stream and cool off!

Great 3 day hike. Took a couple guys out there for their first time backpacking and they had a blast. Make sure you have enough water containers and know where to refill. And remember leave no trace!!

We enjoyed this hike. There were not many people on the trail, it was great for our dog cause there were streams for him to cool off in. The trail is totally shaded the entire way, great views of Moosehead from the top.

It took us 1h 17min to Summit from the trailhead off North Rd. 2h 35min round trip. We are a couple in their 30s, with a 10year old Labrador. We are average hikers, and we’d classify this as moderate. Bring bug spray.

I am out of shape but made it to the top and it was worth the view. Bring plenty of water and maybe some snacks for the top.

Surprisingly fast, and the views from the top of North bubble are amazing!

The first half is easy-moderate with slight inclines mixed with flat. The second half gets a bit steeper. There isn't much of a view until you get to the top, it's worth it!

Very steep after the cabin. Views at the top are worth it!

Great hike and climb with even better views, but definitely recommend hiking south to north Bubble clockwise. A pretty steep climb up south Bubble from Jordan pond, wouldn’t recommend descending unless you want a more advanced hike. A good climb up and the views are worth it.

Very, very beautiful

Awesome awesome awesome! very steep at points and lots of trees down in path but nothing you can’t get around. view is great!....came across a lot of white faced hornets so be aware

Challenging trail with beautiful views! Couldn't imagine doing this trail and not going up the Fire tower. Breathtaking views!

Sights are breathtaking.

Amazing view. Great quick hike.

This was a great hike with wonderful views. The trails were well maintained and well marked. There is a very difficult section on the southern most part of the south bubble that is NOT ok for dogs. It is very steep and narrow with some climbs that are almost impossible for any dogs. I would not recommend anyone under the age of ten or who is afraid of heights to do that section. Besides that, this was a wonderful hike I would recommend to almost everyone. It is definitely possible to do more of an out and back and skip the steep portion of the south bubble.

Highly recommend going the route of South bubble then north bubble as there are a few parts acending South bubble that would be very difficult descending. The hike overall was easy but for the aforementioned moments that were difficult for a few fit 55 year-olds.

Steep steps for a good part of the way, but manageable (even for a short person and my 12-year-old cocker spaniel). The views from the scenic outlook (about 2/3 of the way up) and from the top were spectacular. We took our time and enjoyed the views including looking around at the old house. It took us 3-1/2 hours.

Amazing hike with the best views coming from MT Garfield.. .Not recommended for newbies or out of shape hikers. .My hiking partner and I started clockwise finishing coming down the 4.9 mile trail off bond cliff then the long 8 miles on the Lincoln wood trail to the Parking lot...Next will be the Presidential Traverse

Couple of steep spots, some nice views

more moderate than hard, aside from the steps near the top a very manageable hike. The views were good and i would recommend going the extra distance at the top to get to the heli pad. took about 4 hrs

The trail was very enjoyable and moderately challenging at points. Limited views until you make it to the top but in the end it is worth it.

2 months ago

Took this trail to North Carter , park at the south trailhead and begin by walking along rt 16 for about .3m then enter the woods at the north trailhead, the trail was slippery and cleats helped greatly, two miles to Imp face, awesome views of the Great Gulf and surrounding peaks, at 3 miles take N. Carter trail to A.T. , from the A.T. Jct. North Carter summit is less than half a mile, nice views of the Baldface range.. that's about five miles from the car so with a turn around time had to skip Middle Carter.. from the N. Carter/Imp trail jct take a right and take the more gradual way down, don't miss the meadow above camp dodge, about a mile before reaching the south trailhead...

We did this in November of 2015 from Echo Lake via the Bryce Path. There is one really steep section and when you get to the top you can go left for Whitehorse or right to Cathedral. We went left and came out to Whitehorse. The views were great but we didn’t get to hang out very long as we were losing sun (we started this hike too late). At the top in the back there is an entrance to an easier winding way back down and we took that. It ends up winding back and forth and then goes by the golf course by the White Mountain Hotel and comes out in the parking lot there. We cut across the golf course because it was really getting dark. We need to do this again and head over to Cathedral next time:)

on Mount Monroe Trail

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3 months ago

Hiked the Ammonousic trail toward Mount Monroe April 7, 2018. The trail began gradually with increasing steepness. It had just snowed about 4 inches at the base. As we went up it was necessary to wear crampons because there was ice under the snow. We got as far as Lake of the Clouds hut and decided to quit just short of our goal. The temperature was about 10 degrees and was very windy. Our footprints were being covered with the blowing snow, so since the trail blazed were covered up, it would have been difficult to find our way back. Otherwise it was a great hike.
We had fun sliding down the steep parts of the trail on our butts wearing ski pants!

Did a winter hike yesterday before the big nor'eastern came in today. I started at the parking area for old speck/eyebrow and Appalachian trails which is labeled hiking trail parking on the west side of Maine Route 26. Took the Appalachian trail for 3.5 miles, then came to Old Speck trail on the left and followed that .3 miles to summit. (I logged 7.6 miles...not sure why 6.6 miles is listed above) Hike can be steep at times (specially with over a foot of snow) crampons are a must. Some decent over looks during the first section of the hike. Summiting took about 2 hours in the snow. Not great views because the storm had made its way in, however the trees were gorgeous covered in snow.

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