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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. The New England gem dates back to the 1860's. Here, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway climbs to the summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the northeastern U.S. The Tuckerman Ravine Trail is now the most popular route to the summit and boasts some of the best views. This New England forest is also known for great hiking trails, beautiful views including spectacular views of fall foliage, winter skiing, and ample outdoor recreation opportunities. The forest provides wildlife habitat to black bears and peregrine falcons amongst other animals.

crazy crispy clear views! Stare down the Kancamagus. Bring some traction.

Well broken and marked trail. Beautiful in the winter with moderate inclines and stretches of flat terrain

Rock hopping a steam the entire way down. Never again

hiking
2 days ago

Dog leashes might be a misnomer in the National Forest.. I think the requirement might be "under control".

on Mount Osceola Trail

2 days ago

A long and beautiful trail. Much of the start is flat, but then the other half is full of switchbacks and steep climbs. The summit offers exceptional views of the presidentials, but it’s a bit tricky to navigate. Very few flat areas and the the routes to the top above the tree line aren’t clear, but doable. .

Pretty easy hike. Not a very big summit but has exceptional views

great winter hike. plowed parking lot. packed trail so micro spikes were fine. nice gradual climb. this time of year I would suggest taking the spur to the falls on the way up. the steps near the falls are really icy. much easier climbing up than down. great day about 90 minutes round trip

hiking
2 days ago

I Snowshoed 3/4 the way then went to boots & crampons. Some areas only had 2 in. of lite snow ,other areas where well packed on the trail. First water crossing was very hazardous . High water ice , 30 ft. across. It was a little dicey!!! Great day 28* F cloudy .

Pretty great views!

Completed July 2017. Took Tuckerman’s Ravine to Lion Head Trail and onward to summit Mt. Washington. Breathtaking views. Hard trail, cloudy at the summit, with clouds breaking slightly.

This shows up under Oregon hikes even tho it’s not in Oregon.

Great trail, the snow had been packed down by the recent rain and freeze, and we were able to hike it without any trouble. The falls are stunning this time of year! I’ll be returning the next time we have some snowfall to experience the snow covered trees. I’d highly recommend this trail. Short but beautiful!

I did this today(MLK day) and it was amazing! The weather could not have been better and the winds were not that high at all plus I had the entire ridge to myself for most of the hike! The three challenging/dangerous parts are the river crossings on the fallings water trail, patchy ice on the ridge trail and some ice on the descent from Lafayette, otherwise, it was very easy and I only used microspikes and some trekking poles. The river crossings are possible, but you need to take your time following previous tracks to find a crossing, including one log walk/schooch. The ridge trail as of MLK day has almost zero snow and little ice, just some patches here and there which can be avoided or tackled with microspikes( you dont need them for the rest).

Enjoy!

Was a nice hike! I would say moderate is correct, rock scramble may be a little challenging for some but do-able! Went up the Blue and down the Yellow, yellow trail is marked very poorly so give yourself time to walk down. Have to stop at each yellow marker and find the next at a few points on the way down making it very confusing due to the logging that was done...

Amazing out and back following the water. A favorite annually

Due to the heavy rainfall and warm temperatures yesterday, and today's freezing temps, we couldn't safely make it across the water crossing when we came in from the Kancamangus side.

My first longer hike and the one that got me hooked. We hiked with our blue heeler/Hound and she did really well.

hiking
12 days ago

A very steep, but beautiful hike! As you get closer to the summit, it gets steeper and more rock slabs appear, making it more difficult to hike. The entire path is gorgeous, with trees along the slab faces! I would say this is a bit on the hard side; it took us 4.5 hours to complete it, round trip. The top has a very nice area for a picnic!

This is easily my favorite trail in the Northeast! It's so incredibly beautiful, with plenty of bald faces and slabs to hike up, and forest around to look at. It's fairly strenuous and took us about ~3 hours to complete, round trip. The top is very nice for picnics!

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