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Crawford Notch State Park has 5,775 acres providing access to numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, fishing, wildlife viewing, and spectacular mountain views. Crawford Notch State Park is rich in history with the famous Willey House. The campground in the park is Dry River Campground and offers 36 wooded sites.

16 hours ago

Did this hike in December 2015 (no snow, just some ice) and then again in December 2016 (much more snow - went snowshoeing this time). The view from the top is incredible and the sites along the way are great, too.

So I listened to Elaine's advise from a previous review and I am so glad I did. GO UP the cliff and over to the falls, not the other way around. There is a lot of loose dirt and rocks and now that peak foliage has past the ground is covered with leaves making foot placement is unreliable. Plus you'll get the hard climb out of the way first and have an easy descent. Gorgeous views, not too packed this time of year, took me 3.5 hours but I hike slow and take lots of pictures :)

Just climbed it with my wife and got spectacular pictures from the top! A little hard to find the entrance as the scenic train blocked it across the tracks. This did give us more photo options of the train and Crawford Station though. Glad I brought her a Ski pole and appreciated all the nice people encouraging us on the way up that it was worth the climb! Saw a lot of people underdressed for the weather as it was 40d colder than the day before.

Would have given it five stars if it wasn't so crowded. Easy hike with a stunning view.

We hiked up the Frankenstein cliff trail then over to Arethusa Falls via the Bemis falls trail. Glad we went up the cliff trail first since as other reviewers have pointed out the soil is loose and sandy. The trail on the way up is very pretty and the views from the cliff are great. The yellow dot trail down to the Falls is steep but not scary, I never used my poles or did the sit and slide. The smaller falls and pools are a bonus and would be nice to cool of in on a hot day. Total time from parking lot and back was just over 4 hours. I am a 57 year old woman in good shape.

3 days ago

Mount Willard, a classic.

I did this hike today. The scrambling near the top was a bit difficult for me. I then went over to mount Webster and came down that way. definitely a hard decent for my knees..but so glad I went, views absolutely amazing!

3 days ago

3 days ago

Great hike. Inexperienced should start on the Falls side and finish with the Cliff trail decent. Trust me you'll be happy you did.

Great overall day and hike. Stayed on Craford up to Pierce. Wind was howling and cloud cover but felt pretty awsome. Took a break at the Mizpah. Pretty cool trek between Pierce and Jackson. Finally saw some grayjays on Jackson! Great views there. Onto Webster and cliffs. Wow the cliffs were crazy. The wind was intense looking off the long drop down. Nice waterfall and look off thev"bluge". Just so much to love about this hike

We started our hike on Crawford's path to the summit of Mt. Pierce and took the loop around Mizpah hut and down. It's a fairly moderate hike with a hard climb at the top. Fall is the best time to hike up these mountains. You can't go wrong with the gorgeous views of autumn landscape, perfect weather, no mosquitoes and less crowded trails. The full hike took us a little over 6 hours and the views of Bretton woods, Mount Eisenhower, Monroe and washington was spectacular.

Started a bit before 9am and saw only one person on the way up. Trail appears to be marked with yellow blazes but it also seems to have previously been a blue blaze as we saw plenty of both. A few people at the top but not overly crowded. Great views for a moderate 45 minute hike up (we cruised up, probably more like an hour up if you take your time). Plenty of room for people to sit and enjoy the view at the top.Trail was a bit rocky but nothing too over the top, easily manageable by almost anyone including the numerous kids/adults/dogs we saw making the trek up on our descent. On our way down, we passed a TON of people heading up, I'd imagine it got pretty busy and crowded on the trail and at the cliff by midday.

4 days ago

Clearly marked trail, really beautiful along the whole way, a pretty and peaceful little brook runs alongside most of the way. The view at the top is really stunning. The trail is pretty steep and rocky and was a decent workout! We went during peak foliage weekend on Sunday around 1:30pm and it was moderately trafficked. No one got in anyone's way but the trail isn't super wide so we did have to pull over quite a bit.