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Great short hike with pretty decent views at the top on a clear day. Trail was well packed; used spikes, didn’t need snowshoes.

hiking
1 day ago

Used spikes the hole trip and had no difficulty. The deepest part of the gorge is closed off but there are cute covered bridges that make the trip worth seeing. Trail was easily navigated

hiking
snow
3 days ago

Great trail that rises at a gentle pace up to the Bridal Veil Falls Shelter then continues to the falls. As of today's hike snow-shoes were not needed. However, 2 plus feet of snow is expected tomorrow so at that time snow-shoes will be needed to avoid post-holing the trail. The falls are fully frozen and with caution I was able to walk to the base of the falls. Again, caution is required due to fast flowing water under the ice. Great hike for a high wind day as you will be well sheltered in the trees.

This trail was beautiful! Nice short hike in the cold and we used sleds to ride down. Trails were nicely packed and the weather cleared up when we got to the top. Would definitely do this again :)

hiking
snow
5 days ago

Yes the hut is open despite the shutdown!! Went on a foggy day and couldn’t see the view much, but still a great hike and the hut is so cool! Definitely need micro spikes, but didn’t need snowshoes as the trial is very packed down. Saw a few other friendly folks too! First mile is steep, then evens out nicely. Will have to go back to see that view on the lake!

Beautiful hike during winter! The views from the top are phenomenal; some of the best we've seen on the east coast. With several feet of snow, we sledded back down which was incredibly fun. Nice short hike.

Easily the best effort-to-payoff experience we've had. We went during winter so we didn't have to pay and there were not a lot of other people around. The park is not maintained during the winter, so the snow on the paths isn't shoveled and there are no rangers patrolling. Be careful on the wooden paths as these can get very slippery.

hiking
10 days ago

Anyone know if the hut is open right now due to the govt shutdown? Thanks in advance.

thankful for the hut on windy winter days!

Difficult for a beginner. Don't hike in the winter unless you are properly prepared and have the correct equipment (spikes, poles, etc.) Got to the summit in the middle of a blizzard so we couldn't see much.

I've been herw many times. Gorgeous things to see. Lots of people and heavily maintained.

Very well marked trail with great views all the way, very windy at the summit no matter what the bottom is like and very icy the higher you get, DO NOT HIKE THIS IN WINTER WITHOUT SPIKES!

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail for all ages. We enjoyed the winter view!

Great hike for those looking for a shorter outing in the Whites. The trail was mostly moderately graded with a few steep sections here and there. The snow was packed out well when we went, so only microspikes and poles were needed. Great views at the top for the effort. It took about 1:10 up and 40 minutes down.

Nice hike. A balmy 14 degrees in the parking lot, but beautiful sunny day. probably 2+ feet of snow, especially near the top, but trail is well packed. Spikes and poles make this good footing. Views from the top are great. I considered coming back down Indian, but it was very lightly travelled.

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike, recommend micro spikes this time of year

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful walk. Cool activities throughout the trail

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail along the gorge. More for sightseeing then hiking

Beautiful trail. Very windy and Icey at the top. Microspikes are a must bring! Highly recommend. Great view for an easy elevation gain.

Good moderate hike. Nothing fancy, just a good, steady climb. Great views from the top. Was a little slick in spots, with some ice. The top had lots of ice, so wear appropriate footwear in late fall and on.

hiking
2 months ago

Went with a group of 11 people. It wasn't an easy hike for some of us, but we all made it to the top regardless. Very steep in the beginning, but flat at the lake. Beautiful trails, especially with the foliage. The cabin at the top really made for an awesome experience. Bring cash so you can enjoy a hot coco or tea! Not to mention the fresh baked cookies!! Using a pole or stick is highly recommended, especially on the way down. It rained, hailed, and snowed on us, but it was still a great time.

hiking
2 months ago

Just finished before lunch beautiful lake , trail was slippery definitely use your poles makes it easier especially on the way down

A review that I should have posted 3 yrs ago. A 1st hike in the Whites for myself and son in law. We weren't in the best of shape, and without poles. At the top although soaked with sweat( Climbed in summer) we were rewarded with amazing views.

Climbed this last Fri. The climb up was moderate to hard for about a mile. I'm not in the best shape at 63, but felt o.k. at the top. Full sunshine but probably a bit below freezing when we arrived at the partially frozen lake. The views were stunning, as there was 4-5 inches of snow on the ground. Mt Lafayette covered in snow. All I could say was praise God for His creation. The hut was really nice. Coming down was tricky, some snow and ice on trail. Poles a must.

hiking
2 months ago

nice little hike. a little icy today. snow and rainy mix.

hiking
2 months ago

Great day, slow hike but totally enjoyed it. Only 2nd hike in 30 years!

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained and a fun moderate trail to do!

Solid moderate hike. Enough to get a little sweat and the heart rate going. Definitely worth it for the view. First time seeing needle ice (identified after googling)

Beautiful hike. Moderate hike, not too difficult. View at top was worth it.

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