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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.

Excellent hike. Approximately 7 hrs to complete the loop. Went up via Falling Waters and down Greenleaf/Old Bridle Path. Very windy and cloudy at the summit. We also waited (~1hr) below the tree line for a thunderstorm to pass. Once it stopped we knew we had ~4 hrs to make it across the Franconia Ridge Trail (above tree line) before the next storm. The trails are well marked. Highly recommended!

hiking
1 day ago

This is the first time I've been hiking and it was beautiful, the views once you make it up are beyond words. It was a lot of fun.

One of my favorite hikes!

4 hours to looped around Waterfall trail to Mt. Lincoln to Mt. Lafayette to Old Bridle Path. First two hours with rain. At the summit still clouded but coming down all cleared to fantastic views 360 degrees. Make sure to bring a windbreaker. Close to summit you will feel windcholl effect no matter what temperature is at. Well marked paths and friendly hikers everywhere. Don't forget to stop by the AMC Hut for 2 dollor soup and 1 dollor refill. I want to go back there just for the soup.

backpacking
1 day ago

We hiked this trail with the plan to set up camp on one of the peaks. However, we started late (around 11:30) and by the time we made it to Mount Hancock we were exhausted. We ended up leaving the trail at about 11 and getting on the Kancamangus. Unfortunately our heavy packs slowed us down and we didn't go as fast as we planned. The trail did seem to be more than nine miles as our Fitbit recorded nearly double that. The outlook views were great and we can now knock two more 4,000 footers off our list.

We took the Kings Ridge trail up and the Air line down. Challenging and amazing!!!

Loved this hike.
The last few hundred feet to the summit of North Peak are steep and exposed with great views.
Descended via Twin Brook Trail and climbed Stone Mtn (pleasant, but not as dramatic as North Peak) the rest of Twin Brook Trail kind of sucks. Logging has cross crossed the trail and made it hard to follow, and at times it's kind of ugly. Too bad. Every other part of this hike was awesome.
No mosquitos...yay!!

hiking
2 days ago