Explore the most popular forest trails in Crawford 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.

More strenuous than anticipated. Summit views made it worthwhile.

18 hours ago

Short, relatively easy hike with a spectacular view from the top. Can be crowded but plenty of space to sit and enjoy the view. Saw a moose on 302 right before the AMC center as I was driving to get to this trailhead.

Worth the work out to the falls! :)

This was definitely a great hike. Some spots were kinda rough (it was the first hike this summer) and steep, but when you keep walking and eventually make it to Arethusa Falls it is breathtaking. Not a lot of spots to sit and enjoy the waterfall,
But still well worth the wait and struggles! Beautiful!

Unreal views!

A great trail with the wondrous 140 foot fall being the greatest reward of all. We spent over an hour at the falls picnicking and wading and taking a dip under the fall. It was truly memorable. The trail to the fall is not terribly exciting but not monotonous.

Bring a towel and prepare to get wet. The shower under the cool refreshing falls is truly unforgettable.

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6 days ago

Was not an easy hike by any means. Accessed the Willey ridge trail from the Ethan Pond Trail. Like previous reviews the last scramble all 1.1 miles seemed to never end. If only we hadn’t been socked in the clouds today, then maybe the strenuous climb would have felt better. Despite my frustration with the challenge I feel accomplished and tried my best to enjoy the climb. This is a climb for those who are ready for a challenge!!

Great trail, the waterfall is beautiful. Please note that coming down off frakenstein cliff is difficult and dangerous since its so steep. Watch your footing and hold onto trees when you can.

Hiked July 14, 2018 via Crawford path out and back to Mount Pierce (didn’t do loop with hut). Heard the hut is cool though and has food. Took us about 4 hours. 6.5 miles. Well kept trail - we saw a lot of people working on the path. Trail was a little wet/moist with some water and moss. Coming down was a little tricky on the rocks, especially when wet. Gibbs waterfall was worth checking out. Very pretty hike but didn’t get many views because cloudy. We saw a good amount of people on the trail. Parking lot right near trail right off the highway.

easy hour or so hike.. moderate rock/scramble in the beginning that graduates off closer to summit.. good size crowd up there but plenty of room to feel private and have a bite .. the view is breathtaking

This hike is worth every step along the way! I am not in the best shape, but managed to hike up with some breaks in between. The trail is easy to follow, has a steady incline, and isn't too technical. The view at the top is amazing, with plenty of space to stop and chill out for a while. The trail was moderately trafficked (plenty of people of all ages and dogs along the trail) but had some periods of time alone to listen to the birds and check out the waterfalls along the way (Centennial Pool).

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8 days ago

This hike has it all, including class IV scrambling near the top to finish off the hike before the spectacular views of Crawford Notch, Mt. Pierce and Mt. Washington at the top. Did this hike with my wife, 3 kids (11, 8, 6) and dog.

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9 days ago

Easy hike with great views!

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9 days ago

Great hike! Views are amazing.

a great hike. not too technical or steep. great views. a good walk for the entire family

Nice steady 1.6 hike with amazing views for the little work it took to get there

Excellent views from the top! Fairly gradual climb. Nice pool for dogs to cool off in about 1/2 way up.

Easy hike and nice views at the top. Great hike to start your trip or for families.

Love this trail! Steady, Easy going. Amazing Summit views. Excellent for Dogs.

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14 days ago

My wife and I (both 68 y/o) went up Frankenstein Cliff trail, took the .5 mile spur to Falcon Cliff (just OK), over to Arethusa Falls (very worth seeing) and took the Bemis side trail down to two more beautiful smaller falls. Took us 6 hours as we don't move as fast as we use too. A good, not too long and not too strenuous hike.

Solid trail. Not difficult and makes for a nice day. If you’ve done other trails in the Whites, this could be a bit underwhelming, but it’s fun nonetheless.

We went up the cliffs way. One confusing part of the trail was early at the railroad tracks. You have to follow along the tracks till you get to the railroad bridge. Before the bridge you pick the trail back up. Nice trail otherwise.

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18 days ago

Nice short and steady hike. Pictures can’t capture how amazing the view is!

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19 days ago

Very easy with great views

Great view not a bad climb

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20 days ago

I also wouldn’t classify this as an easy hike. Between the gradual but steady steepness and rock scrambles, this would be more fairly considered a moderate hike. We started at Willey House to Kedron Flume to Willey Range Trail.

It took us about 2 hours to hike up and about 1 1/2 to get down. Slippery in a lot of spots but the reward at the top was well worth the tougher than expected conditions. Would definitely recommend this hike!

on Mount Willard Trail

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21 days ago

Hiked with a group of different skill levels and everyone did great. Took our time and once we got to the top it was amazing. Pictures don’t do it justice. Recommend hiking poles, we forgot ours.

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24 days ago

Easy hike for great views! We've done this hike 3 times now, but I am pregnant so it was a little tougher this time. Still one of my favorites. We took our dogs this time and they made plenty of friends.

#5,6&7 of 48
Birds eating out of your hand was cool

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25 days ago

This hike is strenuous but not technically difficult by White Mountain standards. First ~mile is just about flat, then steep rocky stairs take you up most of the elevation. You'll have no trouble keeping the trail until you come to the bare ledge near the top. Keep to the right at the first big open slab, though it appears that the trail goes left. Some other hikers got "lost" in that section the day I was there. Heard them yelling through the woods and sent the dog in to find them. I nearly made the same wrong turn myself. This is in a wilderness area, so blazes and trail markers are unkept. Look for cairns near the top to keep the trail.

Great 360 views at the summit, and enough scrub and boulders to find a spot out of the wind.

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