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White Mountain National Forest lies within the White Mountains in the U.S. states of New Hampshire and Maine. It's crossed by the White Mountain Trail and Kancamagus scenic drives, plus part of the Appalachian Trail. Dating to the 1860s, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway climbs to the summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern U.S. The area is also known for bright fall foliage and winter skiing.

Was beautiful for fall foliage but the leaves seem to be falling fast! The hike up can get strenuous but levels our right when u need it to. It was beautiful. Wear grippy shoes!

Wonderful, demanding yet rewarding hike. Fall weather on the way up, winter on the top—nose-dripping, bone-chilling conditions. Layering is key; hiking poles a must! Took 7 hours with a few breaks—I strongly recommend the ledge to the right of the first summit. If I had to do it again, I would backtrack along the ridge and go back down falling waters trail—Bridle path was nothing to write home about below the AMC hut.

Tough but good for me!!!

Waterfall views were beautiful!!! Not as much foliage as I was hoping. On the way down encountered a brush fire across the way. All together an amazing hike with great views.

backpacking
1 day ago

A good amount of parking at the trailhead (toilets are available too). You need to cross the street from the parking area to reach the trailhead. We stopped at the Emerald Pool, which is a beautiful large flowing stream. Then we started the loop counter-clockwise via the Slippery Brook Trail. We went left on the Eastman Mountain Trail, where we camped for the night in utter solitude (we heard the shelter was quite busy!). The next morning we used the Baldface Knob Trail to connect with the Baldface Circle Trail, which was fairly steep taking us to South and North Baldface Mountains. What a nice, strenuous, and varied loop trail! Note that there are a couple of brooks back towards the beginning/end of the loop, but not in the middle of the loop.

I’ve been looking for a good waterfall trail and this was it.

on Pemi Loop

1 day ago

One of the best - and most dramatic - 3-day hikes anywhere.

if you like climbing rock face this is for you. avoid the north slide after the rain. granite gets slick. no views except on the way up or down

Great hike! Starts off pretty flat for the first half and the path is mostly dirt with covered leaves/pine needles. The second half turns to mostly rock (mix of loose rock and large slabs) and gets pretty steep at parts, more so on the way down. A couple "false" summits because of the great views, but you certainly know when your at the top with great 360 views. We hiked on a Thursday afternoon and only saw about 6 people.

Apple Watch 8.5 in and out. Very dry and unseasonably warm October day, slightly hazy. An absolute favorite hike, reasonable steepness on ascent, some wet places. Use careful footing on descent. Trail on top not well marked, move carefully on ledges. Astounding views. Can’t wait to go back.

Love this trail. Straight up for the first 1.5 miles, then a nice stroll to the summit of Mooselauke. Beaver Brook Trail runs right next to some of the prettiest cascades in the Whites.