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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 little hike to the falls

hiking
12 hours ago

Great loop with beautiful views along the .2 mile die 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
1 day ago

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

This hike was both challenging and scenic — easily one of the best I've ever done. From the waterfalls on the Falling Waters Trail to the views from the top of Mt. Lafayette, the hike had just about everything you could want. The hut located about 1,500 feet below Lafayette also offered a great spot to gather yourself and replenish your water supply.

hiking
1 day ago

Great short hike for the whole family. Beautiful views at the start of the trail and from the ledges with a couple lookout spots along the way. Bring bug spray!

Loved this hike. Would rate it closer to moderate than easy. Crossing the river over the log was fun (made it!). The trails were roots and slabs of rock. (Would not recommend this in the rain)
Have fun keeping an eye out for The Pink Lady Slippers. .. The view was gorgeous. Storm clouds over the Mt peaks..spectacular.

GO EAST.. This was an easy hike if you go East. If you go in the other direction it earns its moderate rating. I really enjoyed the ledge the best, more so than the summit. This was an enjoyable hike but in comparison to Indian Head Trail and Mt Potash.

Long steep rock faces are difficult to crawl up, would be treacherous in wet conditions! Took us 3 hours to complete the loop. Views were spectacular! This hike recommended by a ranger at the White Mountains Visitor Center!

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked this with my 12 year old. To be honest I was shocked we made it. We were up for the challenge but the rocks and roots were difficult to navigate in some areas due to the recent rainfall the night before. Some spots were very slick and as the day went on the mud really started to show itself in spots. Took us 3:21 to the hut. 2:20 down and I did not have my app on from hut to summit but I would say 35 -40 to summit with stops along the way for pictures.

backpacking
2 days ago

not bad could have better signs