Explore the most popular walking trails in Grafton Notch State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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1 day ago

We frequent Puzzle Mtn because of our close proximity to it. It is news to me that dogs must be on leash. I have seen hundreds of dogs on this trail and never on a leash. My own dog knows the trail by heart. In fact you might strangle your dog on some of the ledger sections if it was on leash. Just be sure your dog is well socialized, and is not threatening. A nice trail and great views from the ledges at 2/3rds way up and many great views from the ledges above that. Also Woodsum Loop is well worth it to extend your hike. For backpackers the Grafton Loop is tough but a gem.

nice trail. lightly traveled trail. some blow downs. Could not summit do to slippery wet slabs. Some monorail, stable and unstable. Avoidable mud. Nice views from ledges.

We had a great time going down and into the pools/canyon to play.

hiking
6 months ago

A great picnic spot or a place to cool off after hiking Old Speck Mountain. The main attraction was the one larger waterfall but we had fun exploring the gorge and mossy side banks, too! A local suggested we walk up past the parking lot to see the start of the river filled larger rocks and a great spot for photos.

We only hiked to Puzzle Mountain, but the trail and views were amazing!

hiking
7 months ago

Very easy short walk from the parking lot. Water level seemed low but very pretty with the foliage and we arrived early so there were only 2 other people there but started to get busy by the time we left.

hiking
7 months ago

Water level low this time of year, but still way too popular with the tourists.

walking
9 months ago

This is an easy access watering hole, it features a few shallow pools to cool off, great for kids. it also features one of Maines waterfalls, it drops about 25 to 30 feet down into a gorge. i believe that if you walk down and travel through the gorge you can reach the bottom of the waterfall.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Did this trail in July 2002, included the AT and the Eyebrow Trail. We first stopped at Screw Auger Falls, which was a nice cascade of waterfalls with a gorge at the bottom resembling an auger bit hole crafted by rushing water over the years. We next entered the “notch,” the mountain pass or gap, and parked in the parking lot right in the crux of the notch and on the AT. There were several AT through-hikers. We took the climb to the Eyebrow 2.1M RT on Eyebrow Trail Loop (Orange blazes off white-blazed AT), and descended via the white blazed AT on our return. The hike was very steep and challenging, seemed much longer than we thought, had lots of rocks and slippery tree roots, but was cool and quiet. A low cloud cover hampered the views of the mountainside. We rested at the top, had a brief snack, and took the AT back down. Challenging and rewarding short hike. After this one, we went across the road and hiked to Table Rock. Next time will complete Old Speck.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

A rugged hike but worth it when you see the 360 degree views from the tower!

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Thursday, March 06, 2014

I helped build the trails here in 1994! Still love the hike

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Great hike, up the hill for the first couple miles, demanding but fun. Indeed, water and snack a must!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fun hike. Great views on puzzle mountain. First five miles are up hill. Bring water and a snack.

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