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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.

Great Hike with excellent views from both outlooks. Its definitely steep going up to North Peak, and you really need to watch your footing on the steep decent of South Peak. The rolling flat sections are really nice, many roots, but just keep an one on where your walking. Hiked it with my wife and 22 yr old son. Our moving time was 3hrs 17 mins, we did some trail running on the last mile or so. Again, Great Hike and an awesome workout !!

Hubby and I went last week... about a quarter mile in we saw a black bear!!! Soooo cool, great hike!! Beautiful and serene ❤️

hiking
1 day ago

Fairly average hike. It was very warm and humid. Great view at Bunnell Rock which makes up for the lack of views at the summit. I didn't make the loop over the Bulge and Horn. The 1st mile is level but overgrown, I collected quite a few things walking through (slugs etc) got them off and put them back. Cabin was neat stopped on the way up and the way back.

Very Steep hike. Unusually warm and humid this past weekend. The hike is manageable but felt way more draining after hiking 5 other mountains the previous days. Nice old well at the beginning of the hike. We did see a lot of moose tracks towards the top of the mountain but didn't see any moose.

Entering fair warning - the road is gravel and there are pockets where if you have a small car you could find yourself stuck.

Had the pleasure of starting this jaunt early on a Sunday morning. Total moving time hiking up Little Haystack was 2 hours 10 minutes. Descending from The Hut was 1.5 hours. It was a beautiful day and not very busy. Total hike time was 6 hours. Recommendations: pack as light as possible, wear sturdy shoes with ankle support as there are lots of loose and large rocks. You can refill your water (I didn't and 3L was plenty for me) and carb up at the hut. It was a great view but dang it's a tiring hike if you're hauling booty. Gotta love the Whites.

It is a nice trail with steady elevation up. No trail marks, but should be easy to follow. However we did make a mistake around 1 mile, missing a sharp turn. There is log pile supposed to block the way, but we just walk over. And found we were not the only group in the off-trail woods. It is a good workout and the review on the top is beautiful.

Moderately difficult, steep and slick at points, but great views on the little spot trails and the cliffs.

Absolutely loved the views! The hike going up to little haystack was very difficult, but it was so worth it once you hit that first peak. 10/10 would recommend!

Awesome trek. Started up Caps Trail to tree line then scrambled over a few caps on way to summit. Perfect weather, many folks already at summit. Continued down back side on the Loop trail to the edge of the Jefferson Ravine which was truly magnificent. Was careful on the bushwack but this got me right up on the edge of the Ravine with awesome views of Mt. Adams and Mt. Washington in addition to the massive ravine. Came back up to the AT then worked my way around to the Caps trail back down. A bit tricky scrambling down, in spots. A really special hike!

hiking
2 days ago

A fun quick hike with a steady ascent. Wooded summit. We found three of the four pylons from the old fire tower that used to be up her. Definitely make your way over to Owl head mountain for some great views.

Fantasic hike yesterday! The weather was absolutely perfect. Trail got tough in some spots on the way up the Falling Waters Trail but was excellent in so many ways! The descent after the hut time wise is quick. This hike leaves you wanting more!

hiking
3 days ago

Nice hike. Went east to ledges then to summit which in the end, I really liked that route. I hike with my dog (5yr pitbull) and we went non stop to ledges. Def liked spending some time enjoying the view from the ledges and getting a little rest. Decent view from peak but limited.. tho wouldnt stop me from doing it again. Ledges have the best views and trail was a good workout. Easy enough for white mts but not a trail to do if your not in shape.