nature trips

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dog friendly

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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.

When I went with a friend it was raining hard and there was a lot of fog, but it was still incredibly fun. The view from the top was stunning especially with the fog around the mountains. I highly recommend this hike, rain or shine.

My boyfriend and I took the dog out for the first time on this loop. We started at the AMC highland center and took the Crawford Notch trail to summit Mt. Pierce. The ascent was smooth - it was a gradual incline all the way to the top and it was great for the dog. We went south to camp at the Neumann tent site, right by the Mizpah hut. $10 per person per night for a raised wooden platform, close enough to use the hut for bathroom, water, and a yummy morning pastry if you go after breakfast is over. The next day, we continued south to summit Mt. Jackson. For the most part, it was great. When we were close to summit, there were a few sections that tested our footing with our packs and the dog. The trail was very wet but manageable. Beautiful wildflowers this time of year, and the view from Mt Jackson is spectacular in good weather. Once off the summit, we cut across to the Webster Jackson trail, which was an okay descent, tricky in some parts without poles and with the dog. Altogether, a fantastic weekend and would highly recommend!

3 days ago

Hike to falls was moderate, but the steep ascent to the Frankenstein Cliff was more challenging. Views were definitely worth it. Some of the rocks on the way down were slick ... needed to be very careful!

no idea why this is classified as hard.

hiked 17 Jun 17 after a rainstorm. trail was in good condition. 7am is a wonderful time, no one else was there.

Great hike for all levels and the view is spectacular!

We were mislead into thinking we went up the Bemis Creek trail and then proceed to Aruthesa Falls! there were many people turning around because the climb was not marked and a possible trail looked more like a rockslide than a trail. we had to go back to the fork in the trail and proceed upward from there to Aruthesa Falls! We enjoyed the Falls!

one of the most rewarding hikes with very minimal effort, perfect for a quick excursion.

loved the view from both the falls, as well as the cliffs. the loop trail from falls to cliff is tough, but well worth it.

Hiked only the falls, 2 hrs in and out. Very rewarding. Great uphill trail, well marked, extremely rocky. Walking stick (s) recommended for those less conditioned.

great little hike with 4 year old.

The Mount Crawford trail is actually a section of the Davis Path. The first half mile is relatively flat, then it starts to get steeper. The trail is well maintained with lots of rock stairs along the way. 3/4 of the way up the trail opens onto rock with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains. 360 degree views from the summit. Super windy today which kept the bugs at bay. Fantastic hike!