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hiking
11 hours ago

Very excellent trail for hiking!!! Great for dogs. Had a great experience with this trail.

My first 4K. Pretty easy hike done in the fall right before first snowfall. Also added the side trail out to the ski area for some photo ops. Steep in the middle but still manageable for a rookie like I was at the time.

hiking
10 days ago

Champney in the winter was great. Enjoyed seeing ice climbers at the falls and crossing the river over ice bridges. My dog had a blast!

Great winter hike! Went Saturday 1/5. Hard packed snow the whole way, easy going with microspikes. Fire tower at the top is super cool and 365 degree views makes for a spectacular summit!

I found this trail to be quite stressful, only to learn a couple of weeks later that I was suffering from severe aortic stenosis. I spent 12 days in the hospital for open heart surgery t9 replace my aortic valve and about an inch and a quarter of my aorta. So it wasn't the trail, it was me.

Anyway, I'm recovering well and hope to rehike the trial next summer. Spectacular views from the summit.

Awesome day trekking. The ascent was nothing technical but a constant incline and relentless but the clear view of Mt. Washington was well worth it! We took the blue trail up/down when we got to the junction. Be sure to go straight at the first junction and at the se one one you can pick the blue or yellow trail. The trail was packed enough for just spikes but we did put on snowshoes towards the top mostly to use the televators in the steeper parts as the heel lift made it easier to walk up but many just used spikes. We saw the two little squirrels that come looking for food!

hiking
15 days ago

Easy short hike, pretty in winter time! Be careful with parking though if you drive a smaller car, our car got stuck as did another group’s !

Very nice hike. Pretty easy for this first mile, then gets relentlessly steep for the rest of the hike except for a short, flat section right before the summit. The view from the lookout at the top was surprisingly good, especially considering the relatively short time it took to get there.. Spent about 3:45 minutes on this one with a few long breaks at the summit outlook and the ski slope viewpoint.

We went up on the Tecumseh trail and came down on the ski mountain side under the chair lift. It was pretty windy at the top, and the snow was not fully packed down due to the storm overnight. No view for us due to the clouds, but overall a really fun first winter hike! :)

A quick stop to see something special. Bring your camera because you can get some great shots of people there!

I have been here a few times and love it. Easy hike with a fabulous, unique waterfall. If you stick your head under the skinny falls you'll have a memorable experience, (ask my husband!).

The falls were lovely and my son had so much fun sliding on the rocks and getting wet. The problem was rhe popularity of the site. It was insane how many people were coming and going!!

hiking
20 days ago

Took my pup and began at 8am on 12/29. There was a mix of snow/slush and ice all the way up. I took snowshoes but kept spikes on the entire way although I could have switched to make the last bit of ascent easier. It took about 1:45 to ascend and about 1 hour down. Overall a good hard quick hike with amazing views from the fire tower.

On my descent there was a "present" on the trail someone's dog left behind about 1/2 mile from the trailhead. Please be sure to pick up after your dog. Thanks.

hiking
21 days ago

I love this trail so much. It’s difficult, but the reward of being able to see North Conway, etc and there’s even a fire tower at the top with information about the history of it. I’ve hiked this about 4 times if my memory serves me, and it is really cool.

12/27: trail runs right next to the ski slope, so lots of noise from the slope. The trail is pretty flat for the first mile, then a very constant 20% grade for a little over a mile before it flattens out again close to the top. That second mile is hard but short. Views from the top are good, and there are nice views on the way down as well. Lots of people, lots of dogs, and some beautiful brook crossings. Took 2:10 round trip (1:14 to reach the summit), plus a generous break at the top.

hiking
24 days ago

Hiked this Christmas Day. Trails are snow covered and packed nicely. The river crossings were a slightly slippery with the frozen rocks but that just gets the heart pumping. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the wind at the summit was minimal. Overall took us about 3 hours with about 25 minutes of picture taking time.

Easy 4000fter for the winter! Snow is very packed, used microspikes, brought snowshoes but they weren’t necessary! Great views at the summit, not a full 360 but rewarding nonetheless. Took me a little over 3 hours even after stopped for multiple pictures. Take your time to admire the trees with all the frozen snow, it’s a winter wonderland at the summit :)

on Sabbaday Falls

hiking
26 days ago

A nice, short hike to a pretty waterfall. The snow was well packed but microspikes were helpful. Unfortunately the lookout path over the falls was closed for the winter, but you can still get a good view from the top and bottom of the falls.

on Diana's Baths

hiking
26 days ago

An easy but very icy trail. Microspikes are highly recommended—we saw several people slipping and falling on the ice. Beautiful falls at the end of the trail.

Great winter hike-packed snow/ice, “nh easy” with microspikes. awesome views from multiple ledges. Trail markings on the rocks at the top were partially covered and with no cairns it was a little hard to follow at times, but otherwise well marked so it’d be hard to get really lost.

Summited today with snowboards! We didn’t find a good way to the ski trails from the summit so we hiked down a little ways and found an out of service ski lift off through the woods to the right(going down), just off the Mt. Tecumseh trail. We passed through the first ski trail and crossed into a fully operational, fairly busy, moderate trail. Short ride down from there, but totally worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail can be described in one word: STAIRS! I hiked this trail after a morning on the Welch/Dickey loop. This was my first of the NH48 so it was tough on me especially after a full morning of hiking, but the accomplishment that I felt upon reaching the summit was unparalleled! Views are obscured by trees but beautiful nonetheless. I had beautiful summer weather on my side, too. Highly recommended for hikers beginning their exploration of the 4000-footers, but may be underwhelming for more experienced hikers. This took me 3.75 hours total on tired legs, including about 30 minutes at the summit.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked from 8:30am - 1pm. Well packed for almost the whole trail, a few areas of dry, unpacked powder. Microspikes were the perfect traction. Small side trails not packed, would need snow shoes for those. Not too difficult of hike, though there are some steep sections.

Great Beginners hike! Was pretty packed when we went up.

nature trips
1 month ago

Love this place

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is so well packed that one could do it without any traction at all, but I brought crampons and found them helpful, especially on the steeper sections. I felt like I got a great workout out of it, but it did not feel quite like an inspiring wilderness experience - you skirt a developed ski area, and are also in the trees for most of the hike. There are not many views except from the summit.

Great hike on a beautiful sunny day. The trail was well-packed so snowshoes were not needed. We wore spikes the whole way. It became really soft in the afternoon, so expect icy conditions tomorrow when temps drop. It took us about 2 hours to reach the summit and one hour to get back down. Our dog had no problem at all going up or down.

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy walk. Snow is pretty packed down for the walk. Microspikes not needed today. Beautiful views. Can't wait to visit in the summer.

Beautiful day, gorgeous views from the fire tower, and lots of friendly pupperinos on the trail! We were glad to have our microspikes on some of the steeper sections near the top.

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