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Great winter hike to stay in shape for summer hiking. Used microspikes on trail with no problem. Parking lot was plowed and easily accessible (the bald peak lot was a sheet of ice and could not get up the incline to park so went to Ledges). Beautiful hike on ledges with great views. The peak was beautiful as well.

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

This a great trail to hike. Not took him traffic. Views are amazing. Well marked so you know where to go.

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 :)

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.

A beautiful winter hike. definitely need some spikes in step icy slopes. good views, varied terrain, and different ecosystems. wonderful.

Great hike, nice trail, snow is soft packed. Wore spikes, but not even necessary. decent views at the top and a good little work out.

Great winter hike for hikers of all abilities. However this mountain requires traction (microspikes, Trail crampons) in winter months; without traction, the slopes near the summit would be treacherous (quite a bit of ice). With traction, the whole loop is enjoyable, easy-to-moderate, and can be completed in 2-2.5 hours. Enjoy!

Great trail!! Definitely wear your spikes for this one, and head up middle mtn, down peaked for stunning views. Would for sure call this a moderate trail, as it gets fairly steep in some spots. Loved the views from the top! Took 2.5 hours round trip, including about 15 mins up top (it was cold!) and my garmin tracked 4.8 miles :)

Great quick morning or afternoon hike.

super snow hike

It's been many years but I remember liking this hike.2

This was our first hike since the heat of summer and with my four year old along for the adventure it was a challenge. We started at the burnt meadow trail head and started up blue but when we got to the fork decided to go yellow to the summit and take blue back down. Taking his naturally tired state and little legs it took us about 5 hours to complete.
Some notes: to be prepared for for the blue trail summit scramble this time of the year, boot spikes and walking boot spikes. Large portions of the trail are iced over this time of year.
If you take our route as you reach the final summit before descending blue trail there is an unmarked trail that goes down the mountain to the left. We took this a pretty decent distance because of the foot traffic on the trail... I'm honestly not sure where it goes to but didn't see yellow or blue markers for a while and went back up to find the blue trail markers.
Proud of my little man for toughing it out over some of the iciest terrain hes ever seen.

Great hike. Hiked up and ran down. Took about 1 hour 10 min. Lots of loose rocks and ice. Be careful. The hike is worth the views. Defiantly stop by the look out on your way up. Good hike for beginners and advanced. Just take your time

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.

Awsome really works great!

Hiked this on Sunday Dec 16, 2018. The trail was fairly packed but had some iced over spots. I wore micro spikes for the trip up the blue trail named Burnt Meadow Trail. I decided to come down that way as well, since the trail is very well marked. Be sure not to miss the little goat path under the short scrub pine as you go up. It gives you your first real view from a ledge. The parking lot at this time is a packed icy rink. If you don’t have 4x4 or AWD, I wouldn’t go in there. I got stuck. It was a great day with clear views toward Pleasant Mountain and others despite the partially cloudy forecast.
Of note, I saw a beautiful Pileated Woodpecker going from tree to tree and tapping a bit. Thankfully no bears or moose.

Nice easy trail. Well marked and good views on a partially open peak.

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.

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Beautiful day at Peaked Mountain today! I took Middle Mnt trail up to Peaked and then Peaked Mnt trail down. Well..that was my plan but soon agree getting on the trail to decent I started to follow some snowshoes tracks thinking that was the trail....nope!! Before I knew it I was in waist deep snow following bushwhacked tracks. I throw my snowshoes on which really made no difference in that deep of snow. But eventually it met back up to the main trail at the connector. So if your coming down keep to the right for the nicely groomed trail unless you want a challenge!
The loop was beautifully packed down and used my microspikes just for some added traction. The view was so amazing and was a clear day!! There was no technical aspects of this loop just a nice grade up!

Really liked this hike! It was crowded when we started in the afternoon on a weekend. We had to park on the main road outside the parking lot and saw a ton of people on the trail. The hike was challenging but the views at the top were great!

Wife and I climbed Mt Major this morning. A beautiful day to be outdoors. Temps were in the Low 40’s with sunshine. Wind made it a little chilly at the summit. Always remember, there’s no such thing as bad weather. Just poor choices in clothing:). Took us 1.5 hours up and 1 hour down. Recommend some sort of traction cleats or crampons as well as trekking poles. Approximately 6 to 8 inches of snow throughout most of the hike. A little slippery coming down the blue trail. All in all a very blessed day.

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.

Beautiful trail. Starts to the left of the parking lot. Very fun to hike with snow at the top, would definitely recommend chains. The views were incredible and well worth the hike.

Great day hike and close to home.

Great day for a hike:) Mount Major did not disappoint!

Even in early November there was still quite a bit of color. Tricky to find the start of the trail but once you do it the trail is well marked with yellow dashes. Going down was more difficult to me with the slick rocks, I fell 6 times, but it was the day after a moderate rain. Amazing views and a great first New England hike.

my favorite of all the trails to the fire tower. Best views especially after the leaves fall. Well marked and reasonably dry 2 days after heavy rains

This was a great fall hike. I took the yellow trail up and wasn’t sure which trail I’d take down. The yellow trail is VERY hard to follow in quite a few places. This seemed to be the consensus as I said hello to other hikers as well. It’s gorgeous in the woods on this trail, so if you take your time and pay attention I would still recommend it. Because of this, I took the blue trail down, and was glad I did because this offered some variety and was a fun challenging way back down. Overall would highly recommend it. Beautiful, challenging, and great way to spend the day.

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