Very steep but fairly short, went with two friends who are new to hiking and they did fine with plenty of breaks. Good views at the top, and the shorter distance leaves you plenty of time to enjoy them. No crowds, in fact no other humans around at all on a Friday. I have done this hike many times before and while it wasn't too slippery or wet this time, I do recommend waterproof footwear as there have been times when you're basically walking up a small stream bed.

Wicked nice hike - well worth the climb, 270° view....

An untapped gem of a hike. No question, the "hard" rating is well deserved. While the hike is relatively short, the steep areas are in unrelenting, but great views reward the effort. You see the massive Mt. Mousilauke in front of you and the Franconia ridge to the northeast, not to mention many southern and western prominences. Also, wonderful forest feel as the upper elevations surround you with beautiful coniferous groves of red pines. Just one caveat, there are a few tote roads in the beginning of the hike the can be confusing and are not described in the trail description. In any case, for someone who has hiked all 4000 footers and beyond, this discovery was exciting indeed.

Absolutely an awesome trail with multiple scenic views of NH and Vermont. Very strenuous but well worth the trip.

Awesome hike!!! Can't wait to do it again.

hiking
1 month ago

first time ever doing a winter hike. it was well worth the effort for me as a beginner. pretty steep about a 1/2 mile in for the rest of the hike

It was a great hike. It is steep but a great hike. View is amazing.

Beautiful but steep trail. Definitely worth the view at the top

Excellent hike, gets pretty steep a mile in but offers an excellent view from the summit. You can also access the summit from the slightly easier but not as scenic Black Mountain trail.

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Beautiful lookouts all the way up. Great conditioning trail for the serious hiker. Also right in my backyard and the first trail I did on a "real" mountain

Loved it. Great summit view

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Its a very good warm up trail for the summer