Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Pemigewasset Wilderness 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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muddy
11 days ago

Hiked 11/2. Due to substantial rain a couple of days earlier the trail way very wet and muddy. couple that with the leaves and sometimes tough to avoid a very wet misstep. Took the Bushwack but still required 2 river crossings that were wading. Ice on the slide.

Completed our AMC patch collection with this family hike and stay at the hut this past summer. Loved the dip in the falls and the AM hike to the summit with the most beautiful views. Happened to be the hottest day of the year but worth it!

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flooded
12 days ago

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flooded
12 days ago

The numerous river crossings were deep. Impossible to rock hop. Took the bushwhack trail to eliminate 3 crossings. Had to turn around close to base of Owls Head because it was too late to continue. We had attempted a day hike. The last crossing was deep and we would have had to wade across. We will try again when water levels are lower.

Excellent 2 night hike

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muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
19 days ago

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muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
19 days ago

Wooo buddy! Wet wet muddy and chilly Owls Head was my first major trail run. Sweet and it through tons of surprises and fun along the way. The 4 streams were high , 2 were wet the other two easy crossing. Trail is not well marked and the fallen leaves make it challenging along the way. AllTrails gps helped incredibly keeping me on course. The 1.1 mile up was steep and wet. Snow dusting at the summit. The trail keeps rounding and rounding through then finally you stumble on the cairn. Now just gotta run back! Good times, one and done for me. Happy trails

fun trip! nice and peaceful

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muddy
over grown
26 days ago

Gorgeous! Rime ice and snow.

hiking
28 days ago

$5 day pass fee. Basically a rail-trail. Flat most of the way. Side trip past the Ice Pond to Black Pond was a nice photo op diversion.

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rocky
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

Prepare for a long day. We clocked 8 hrs round trip. 80% of the hike is flat or mostly flat. We almost got lost a few times so make sure to keep and eye out for the trail and trail markers. Also, I would advise to make sure you bring an extra pair of socks. We ended up in the water more than once. Nice views from the slide, but no views at the summit. Appreciate the workout, but for 8 hrs would have wanted more than one peak.

Great 2 night backpacking trip during peak fall foliage. My buddy and I took Lincoln Woods to Bond Cliffs and camped the first night at Guyot. Being novice backpackers we still aren’t great at estimating distances with elevation gain/loss so the first day hike to Guyot took considerably longer than expected. We got on the trail around 9:30 and with a number of stops for photos and to rest our out of shape legs we didn’t get to Guyot till after 7 pm, meaning our last hour was in the dark. The hike itself was great but HARD. Bond Cliff has a lot of elevation but well worth it for the views. In total we did about 11 miles day 1. A lot of people said they love Guyot campsite but maybe we just didn’t get great views in the am because we were in the rain clouds until we left plus we had a very windy rainy night. We thought the second day, taking Bond Cliff to the AT to Twinway to Frost to Twin Brook was going to be easier because we were only looking at 6.5 miles to get to our second campsite 13 falls. But again, our novice-ness reared it’s ugly head. The hike up to South Twin was great. Lots of fun boulders to scramble on but made it a little slow going. The views from South Twin were amazing but coming down on Twinway to Galehead was a suffer fest. It’s a very steep descent and with a heavy pack and sore knees the trail seemed to take forever. But the reward is getting to 13 Falls Tentsite and getting to explore the falls area. If you scramble down the rocks (carefully) there are some incredible views of the cascades where the two streams converge. Our last day was a breeze on the Franconia Brook trail. It’s pretty easy with a nice gradual descent. But there are a number of river crossings which could be tricky in the spring. No big views to be had this low in elevation, but the river crossings made the trip interesting. All around a great trip. Worst part was dealing with the leaf-peepers at Lincoln Woods parking lot when we returned to our car on a Sunday afternoon.

hiking
1 month ago

Up Black Pond Trail/Bushwack and down the way the trail says to go. Really easy to lose your way on Black Pond, so keep an eye on your GPS.

Costs 5. Kind of borin. Just a long stretch of forest

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