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3 days ago

Park closes at dark

Hiked up to the hut at the base of the ravine on 1/06/19, ended up in a mini blizzard but that was the best part, the beauty was breathtaking. Of course we had the right clothing and used spikes for the fresh snow. Lots of people to the hut, but most opted not to go on due to weather conditions, 105 mile winds reported at the top. Even at the hut they were about 30, the air changed right there and the temperature dropped to felt like 20 below. That was far enough for us!

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!

Pretty amazing structure and views.

Great outing for the family (kids ages 6 - 14). Pretty waterfall with knee deep pool for kids to play in.

16 days ago

Easy hike but a lovely walk in the woods and great views of the ledges !!! Any time outside is a good time !

Difficult somewhat but it’s a beautiful place at the top to look out and just relax. Loved going with my friend

Great hike! Our only problem was, as we just started on mile 10 a nasty storm rolled in and the group decided to head back down. An hour later it was clear again! I guess that’s mount Washington weather! We had a great day of it though and I recommend the hike to anyone.

Super gorgeous but extremely popular. It's a quick walk from the parking lot with stairs the whole way. Still, it was gorgeous to see and I got some great pictures of the kids!

21 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.

Hiked on June 27. Nearly 8 hours with a 45 minute break at summit. Perfect weather, not windy. Note that Tuckerman’s ravine was closed once you got to the lion’s head trail, so that was the only option. On the return, the flies started chasing us and no amount of bug spray could deter them. Challenging, but lovely throughout with many views.

we love it here. easy and full of good memories.

22 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.

This is one my favorite hikes of all time! It begins in a hardwood forest, continues through and alpine zone, and finishes in a huge boulder field. It is by far the most complete hiking experience I’ve done on the east coast. I suggest starting early, if you plan on completing the entire loop before dark.

Visually it is a stunning trail. Once you get to the alpine zone you can see how the glaciers meticulously carved this landscape, years ago. The boulder field at the top of the mountain is other worldly and really takes some thought to get through. My buddy and I really had an adventure on this hike!

The last thing to consider is the weather. We did this trail in late July and had great weather until... the boulder field! When we reached this zone a storm rushed in bringing thick fog, hail, and a quick 20 degree drop in temperature. Make sure to layer and bring a hat and gloves, even in the summer.

Mostly paved

Fun boulder scramble and great views!

Great winter hike, I didn’t even have to put my snow shoes on. Barely any ice which was nice just snow which wasn’t to deep at all. Amazing near 360 degree views from the top of the fire tower and on a clear day you can see for miles, kinda steep heading up but not hard by any means.

This is my favorite trail in Red River. It’s a short, easy loop trail with amazing scenery. The arch itself is gorgeous and I love that you walk across it and then under it as part of the loop. I’ve hiked it dozens of times, even with dogs and my 4 year old son. I keep going back to this one, because it’s just perfect.

We did the entire perimeter loop for 12.8 miles. There were really good stretches of this hike but the two sections where you have to walk on the road to get around the lake were kind of a bummer. Not at all strenuous, beyond just a longer distance. I enjoyed it but there are much better day hikes elsewhere and prob wouldn’t come back. Trail was well marked and maintained.

Great resource for many different trail experiences. Well kept and well marked trails, plus the visitor center is a cozy place to stop by afterwards. The children's playscape is designed nicely and a fun bonus area.

Beautiful trail with a little bit of everything. we will definitely be back when things are in bloom.

We went after it had snowed so things were a little slick but if it was a pretty day this trail would’ve been a piece of cake. The arch and creation falls did not disappoint!

Plan a two or three day stay, the weather pattern changes by the hour.

Dog friendly! Several pups on the trail!

Short hike with a pretty good view of the gorge. I wouldn’t go out of my way to do this trail again.

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.

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.

1 month ago

Favorite hike for years, first hiked around 12yo

1 month ago

I completed this trail, and linked it up with the perimeter trail... really loved this section of the hike, felt a bit more excluded then the rest. There is a section of this trail that has since been re-routed but the signs are clearly marked.

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