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This trail is straight up one side with a small view of the valley at the top and then straight down.

Nice hike first 2 miles along river smooth dirt road like path. last mile up to falls a true hiking trail, a little steep an rocky definitely worth it.

Did trail after heavy rain which made East and North pretty wet. However views of pond great.Also a great "Boardwalk" that takes you thru a bog with views of a beaver house. Swim at beach after hike makes it very special.

Great hike with wonderful views! It is my go to hike when family visits and wants to go.

Great view at the top (though there are trees so it's not 360). We went when there was a ton of rain so the trail got flooded (we were literally creek hiking so the return was slippery). There's a lot of rocks on this trail so you have to wear good shoes. I would also definitely make sure you are wearing hiking gear because we saw a couple snakes at the top (so don't sit idly at the top...they creep up behind you! lol). Otherwise, this was just amazing. It took us 2 and a half hours total to hike and 30 minutes at the top so we spent 3 hours there.

very intense better leave before 7pm so many bugs come out on top of the moutain but great hike woildnt suggests bringing kids on this one i could barley climb the rocks myself took me and the ladys an hour 45 mins to reach the summit

this was a great hike, I would say Parker trail is very easy, but would not rate Cliff Walk trail as easy, quite a few rock scrambles, but lots of fun. Much preferable to the crowded white dot on the way down.

This trail was easy to get to, had plenty of parking and we only saw 2 other groups of people until we got back to the parking lot. The trail is fairly easy terrain for walking, but the roots are abundant so be careful. The trail was also very well marked. The pond and the streams are beautiful. Lots of photo ops. I would love to kayak here. We only did a couple of miles out, found a nice boulder to sit on, then walked back. Total did about 4 miles and took 2 hours (leisurely pace). I would love to do the whole loop however that’s a lot of time on foot. :(

After 9 inches of rain, the West River was amazing. I knew the falls would be great but they more than fantastic today. The hike down Ball Mountain Dam is always fun with great views but the spray from the release was the best ever.
So, the best part was, just when the hike finished there was a great rainbow!!!

1st two miles were a fairly level, shaded walk along the river. Flowing water sound the whole way. Did not take the left fork to Ball Mountain Dam. The right path is immediately steeper and goes a mile to the top of the falls. Really pretty view. On the way back we took the side trip down to the lower end of the falls. Great 2 1/2 hours of exercise in peaceful scenery.

We came in late so started from the backside at Bald Mountain dam. There’s a small parking lot there. You shave off a mile or so. Nice sounds of the river all along the way.

went with the kids (8, 5, 4). couldn't do the LAST stretch with them but was great until we had to turn around :)

excellent hike

Loved this trail! probobly the best views bar the summit on any of this parks trails. Great winter option as most of it is south facing.

hiking
1 month ago

Took the white circle trail to the summit. Left at 8:30am and there was never a section of trail that didn’t have people on it but it wasn’t crowded. Views are gorgeous at the top. Descended on the white cross trail and barely saw anyone. Took 3 hours to do 4 miles. Was definitely a difficult hike with a lot of scrambling but my 13 yo son could keep up just fine. Definitely a must hike!

Awesome hike, almost too easy

This was a great trail to hike, beautiful views and not to to overly busy. The trail was not marked the greatest and found my self at a dead end a couple times but was easy to find my way back on track. All in all, was pretty great!

This trail takes great physical and mental concentration, especially on the way down but the views are well worth it. I wouldn't recommend this trail under wet conditions as the rocks were slippery just from having to get my boots wet from rain the night before and walking through puddles.

hiking
2 months ago

Took this trail down from Monadnock. Not too challenging but very steep and rocky in parts. Trail is erroding on the edges. It wasn't that crowded going down and is well marked. The bathrooms and parking lot was good

Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

Very beautiful and clean. Remember to bring bug repellent and have fun!!

Follow the orange blazes for the mountain bike loop. Lots of scene changes, interesting wildlife chatter, and plenty of cover in late May, though there are a few stretches close to the water that are exposed. As others indicated, this trail features rolling terrain with mixed width and composition—rocks, big roots, couple muddy spots, then soft needles. There is not that much elevation gain; this hike is on the easy side of moderate, requiring more stamina than anything! To that end, you might think it’s a good idea to bring snacks and break for a picnic, but that’s not going to happen. The bug situation is intense. I did pretty well with the herbal Buzz Away Extreme by Quantum Health, and occasional use of my hoodie hood, but a couple skeeters still got me. All in all a lovely loop, especially on a cool day. Only saw two bikes and one other hiker the entire time. Can’t wait to try it again in fall...

on White Arrow Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Good, challenging hike!

hiking
2 months ago

This hike was beautiful it’s 6 miles there and back and for a good amount of time you are walking along a river. The last mile before the waterfall is an incline but it’s pretty easy. The water fall was awesome!

hiking
2 months ago

We were dropped off grout pond road and hiked our way back to Mont Snow. It was almost 12 miles and grout pond was the first part of the hike. Amazing day!!! Lots of unbelievable views! We saw tons of moose tracks and moose poop but no moose. I am sure there are many sightings on this trail. The catamount trail is what we took all the way down to the dam and then we hiked a snowmobile trail back to mont snow. My biggest knock on the AllTrails app is it kills your phone battery.

hiking
2 months ago

while camping in the park took the West brook trail which kept my attention until the trail to the falls. certainly worth the trek. I was the only person there for about 45 minutes. was beautiful.

Moderately difficult trail due to the incline on the way up. The trail surface is very forgiving, you don’t need super stable boots or hiking shoes but there are many fallen trees that require navigating around. The park could benefit from some maintenance. The view is nice. If you hike in spring time, e.g. mid-May, a protective net for your face is really helpful to keep the black flies away.

Beautiful scenery...very flat and well shaded for a hot day..Lots of turtles and pond life...

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