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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.

Nice walk along the road adjacent to the Swift River. Good for kids and dogs. Should be rated easy.

definitely do it again. keep in mind there are no outhouses and there is better shade early or late in the day.

This is a fantastic hike! Wish I would of know I'd be crossing a rocky stream shortly after starting. In retrospect we should of taken our boots off and crossed. It was a hot day so walking the rest with wet boots was not too bad. The trail head and all trails app doesn't identify the Greeley Pond Trail as the yellow markers on the trees. We figured it out. The trail was easy to moderate and fairly well maintained. Walking up to the first pond was better then expected. A pristine mountain pond with a duck couple swimming around and fish jumping. The second shallower pond was a short hike from the first. There was we were serenaded by birds and had a few swallow tail butterfly's fluttering around us as company. When we first came upon the second pond we apparent warned a bear we were there and in the distance we saw the blur of it run fast from the water into the woods. It was a peaceful, spectacularly beautiful delight.

This is a fantastic hike! Wish I would of know I'd be crossing a rocky stream shortly after starting. In retrospect we should of taken our boots off and crossed. It was a hot day so walking the rest with wet boots was not too bad. The trail head and all trails app doesn't identify the Greeley Pond Trail as the yellow markers on the trees. We figured it out. The trail was easy to moderate and fairly well maintained. Walking up to the first pond was better then expected. A pristine mountain pond with a duck couple swimming around and fish jumping. The second shallower pond was a short hike from the first. There was we were serenaded by birds and had a few swallow tail butterfly's fluttering around us as company. When we first came upon the second pond we apparent warned a bear we were there and in the distance we saw the blur of it run fast from the water into the woods. It was a peaceful, spectacularly beautiful delight.

hiking
23 hours ago

hiking
23 hours ago

Burtal for the last .7 mile but well worth it! Tuckerman to Lions Head. I'dclim it again! Enjoy

Nice little hike to the falls

hiking
2 days ago

Great loop with beautiful views along the .2 mile side trail near the top

Hiked Lafayette last week with a friend. Started around 9:20 in the morning and was up on the summit of Little Haystack by 1 and Lafayette by 2 via the Falling Waters trail and then the AT. Strenuous hike up with a 30-40 lb. bag, but manageable nonetheless. Views on the summit are amazing, especially looking out at the Presidential Range. We decided to not do the traditional loop but instead took the Skookumchuck trail back down. We set up camp near a steam in the only area we could find a flat spot, and it was just enough for 2 sleeping bags and the tarp above us. Started again at 7 the next morning and made it back to the trailhead by 9:30. Definitely a recommended hike but be prepared for a good workout.

Is the road open to the parking lot? Love this hike but last time we tried to go road was closed. Great family hike !!!

hiking
2 days ago

Great short hike with a great waterfall. It is .3 miles of moderate incline and stairs by the falls.