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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.

hiking
5 hours ago

Really liked this hike. A bit of a challenge if you go up the blue trail which was fun. However, as many stated the yellow trail through where the loggers cleared out so many trees made it very hard to know where to go even with the yellow markers. I personally felt a little panic set in when I wasn't sure if the yellow markers were to mark trees to be cut down and had I taken a wrong turn. I thought I was lost for a while and that was a scary feeling. I wish I had seen the other reviews before deciding to go that way. Otherwise good hiking experience.

First 4k, really not crazy about the hike. No real views going up except for the ski hill, and when you get to the top there is one okay view. I would also rate this mountain closer to moderate.

Nice trail for families and pets! Relatively flat the entire way. We loved it!

The best hike in the Northeast.

Very rewarding hike. Kids loved it, and the views are great.

Really beautiful summit with only light wind today. As an earlier reviewer suggested, we got there early (7a) and appreciated the tip. Ascended Gorge Brook trail and descended via Snapper - both routes seemed equally gradual to me. Looking forward to returning in the autumn!

hiking
10 hours ago

This was a great loop! I definitely see myself doing this trail again. Very well maintained, in fact we saw volunteers working on Carriage Trail. The waterfalls on Gorge Brook Trail were beautiful. The progression to the summit was very gradual considering it was 3.4 miles from the trailhead. Views from Moosilauke were amazing, it was my 1st hike above treeline and a 360 view at the summit and it did not disappoint! It was mildly cloudy but still had a great view I can only imagine on a completely clear day. The walk to the south peak was nice, lots of rocks. The south summit was equally impressive and worth the little jot off trail. Carriage trail to Snapper Trail was riddled with loose rock but a decent descent.

As a previous reviewer mentioned there is a lot of construction going on and the lot before the closed road is limited. Getting there at a decent time is crucial if you don't want to add 2 extra miles before starting the hike. We got there just before 6am and lucked out. But when we left around 12:30pm there was what looked like a never ending line of cars parked on the side of Ravine Road, it was intimidating and made me happy I started early! It took us just under 3hrs to get to the summit (based off the actual trail head not the added walk from parking to the trail head)

Pretty cool views and not as packed as some of the other trails in NH

No view from top. Warning you now. Trail pretty moderate though.

hiking
13 hours ago

hiking
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16 hours ago

As mentioned in the previous review, the south side of this hike is a much better starting location. The ascent is fairly steep and rocky and would be much harder on the knees coming down. We had a wonderful hike and even saw a female beer and cub near the bottom of the southern entry point. The trail itself seems well traveled and has plenty of challenging points from start to finish. I would recommend this hike for experienced hikers only. Children would have a difficult time on this hike due to the rocks, mud, and steep inclines. The view at the top was gorgeous and well worth the trip. It would be an excellent choice for starting out on a shorter but still challenging hike without the extra mileage. Be sure to take plenty of water. We completed the hike in 3.5 hours. Both of us are in fairly good condition and took minimal breaks. You should be able to do it in 4hrs. I don't recommend hiking this after dark.

hiking
17 hours ago