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I prefer blue up and yellow down. It takes about an hour to go up and an hour down, if you don't take many breaks. Blue is steep but it's nice to get up there quickly. and this is a perfect mountain for sunrise hikes because it's not a long hike up

1 day ago

Hiked it again today. Went up Blue and down Orange. Steep going up but definitely glad it was shorter than yellow with the steepness. Orange was challenging going down but not as bad as going down Blue.

hiking
1 day ago

It was amazing when you get to the top.

Excellent trail if you are in a time crunch or just want a short hike that ends with great views.

It was a great evening for a hike with a gorgeous sunset!

Awesome hike, did it with 9 people and a dog!

Hiked orange trail up with three kids(13,11&10 yrs). This was their first real hike. it was steep enough to get a little winded and make your legs shakey but completely doable It took us a good 1hour 30 minutes to summit. Beautiful views of the lake. On the way down we took yellow trail. great hike

Great hike, does get steep about halfway up but you’re under tree cover the entire way up to the peak so it stays pretty cool even on a hot day. Brought my dog and she had no problems navigating the trail. The first half of the trail follows along the Pemigewasset River and the gentle sound of rushing water is always nearby. Wide cliff at the summit provides fantastic views of the town of Lincoln and the White Mountains.

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11 days ago

Fun walk. Short scramble at the top on they way down was a nice surprise

Super fun little hike. I’ve done it a few times and each time and it seems to be more fun than I remember. Just this past weekend I hiked it after a heavy rain. The run-off only added to the enjoyment. (The lack of people due to the rain certainly didn’t hurt either.) Take the dog on this one. They’ll love you for it. One very active, high strung puppy slept all the way home.

we went up through Brook trail(yellow) and came down on boulder loop(orange). Our way up was moderate, there were lot of water streams and small falls that actually made climb tricky as the trail got slippery at some points.

Boulder loop was one of toughest descents we have ever been to. Lots of rocks and steep climbs. I suggest carrying an extra pack of socks just in case your socks get drenched in water!

Fun trail that doesn’t take too long. Gets steep on the way up and takes about an hour. Getting down takes about 35-45 mins. Great views on top of the Whites. Awesome hike overall.

My daughters first mountain hike. It was a great hike :)

Great day hike. Amazing views of Alton Bay and Lake Winnipesaukee

Quick up and down! Great for a hike that is moderately challenging but doesn't take long

Great hike. All woods and no views with lots of stepping stones to the summit. Fabulous views at the top so certainly worth the trip. Took me an hour up and 50 mins down. Will return in the Fall.

Nice, quick hike with lots of views. The only drawback is that it's super popular, so I recommend going early (or on a weekday) to beat the crowds.

Absolutely great hike. I also want to make note of the "fake summit". I past a group on the trails who didn't realize you wanted to go an extra 1/3 of a mile or so to the "real" summit.

I had fun! Went up Main Trail (Blue) and down Brook Trail (Yellow). The final ascent on Blue is steep, exposed rock face. I had my sticky trail running shoes, so that made the climb easier. The Yellow is easier on the knees coming down, but definitely longer. Went the morning before thunderstorms were scheduled to roll in, so trails were not heavily trafficked. In wet weather, the Yellow trail down was a better choice - rocks get slippery when wet! I'm an average dayhiker and pushed my ascent pace to beat the weather; took me about 1 h 45 min for the whole loop including a five minute break at the top. Folks who don't hike a lot or who are hiking with little ones will probably need to budget more time.

Went up using the Webster-Cliffs trail to Webster-Jackson, then down the Crawford path when descending Mt. Pierce. We did it backwards from what many people were doing, and the more gradual descent on Crawford really helped save our knees.

Overall, gorgeous views on all three summits! Pierce in particular had a stunning overlook of Mt. Washington and the presidential range.

Great series of trails that are well-maintained and a fun variety of terrain. Took us a total of about eight hours (with a 45 minute lunch on Pierce and a stop at the Mizpah hut) so ensure you have a full day to commit to the trek. Also, the going was sketchy up some rocky scrambles, so if it's raining or wet it might be wise to pick another trail.

Great trail! Amazing views! Still dealing with ignorant people with their dogs off the leash. Wish something will get done about this. I wish people would start thinking of other people, it’s a shame! I will be doing this trail again for sure! My wife got bit two years ago because of this, so that’s why it bothers me so much.

Great way to peak bag two four thousand footers. Hiking up Mt Pierce and over to Mount Jackson was steady uphill however as seasoned hikers we would rate it moderate. Coming down the Webster-Jackson trail was steep and rocky. May have seemed steeper because we were tired. It was a clear day so the views were spectacular!

well marked, but had some fallen trees blocking the trail. regardless, the real summit had a spectacular view including mount moosilauke, sandwich mountain, middle and south tripyramids, mount whiteface, mount passaconway, mount paugus, and mount chocorua.

Awesome rocks. Wide trail. Went to the summit with my dog. He had a blast. It gets steep toward the top and it rained a bit during my hike. Rocks got slick. Great views. I took the blue trail.

Nice short hike
Awesome views from top

Blue dash trail is steeper and more challenging with smooth rock faces

Awesome hike highly recommend

a good workout, was very busy but the view was beautiful!

Moderate hike.Great for families or beginner hiker's.The views are amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

Went up the yellow and down the blue. Glad I went up yellow. Hard for me since I am out of shape but it was doable. Coming down the blue trail was very steep and made me glad I went the longer but less steep route. Beautiful view at the top.

Took the yellow trail up and orange (boulder) trail back down. Even with added distance, it was still less than 2.5 hours with a short break at the summit. Great views as expected, overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Not too many views or cool rock formations aside from the summit zone though. Steady climb past the first mile, but thoroughly in the middle of "moderate" range. Limit time on the blue trail to avoid the crowds.

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