Explore the most popular fishing trails in White Mountain National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Just a nice walk in the woods. My dog enjoyed the easy walk.

hiking
30 days ago

SHORT EASY TRAIL OLD LOGGING ROAD TURNED INTO TRAIL. PEACEFUL POND WITH LEAN-TO ON BACKSIDE OF POND. SOME OTHER UNNAMED TRAILS IN THE AREA. WILL SPEND A NIGHT HERE THIS FALL.

hiking
30 days ago

VERY PEACEFUL TRAIL,FLAT BUT ROCKY. GREAT LEAN-TO . MAY SPEND A NIGHT THIS FALL. new trail

Hiked in November very tranquil and desolate once we left trailhead never heard or seen another person. Nice easy peaceful walk

Great little walk .. thankful for the map on the app because path isn’t marked.

hiking
1 month ago

Does anyone know if the road to the trailhead is open?
Thank you

Great little hike and nice spots for picnics on the pond. Only heard the call of the loons. Meditative.

Loved this hike. Very remote. Off the beaten path. Hiked it just after it rained so some spots were slippery but overall really enjoyed. Not too difficult

Trail is nice but completely impassable due to swarms of black flies. We entered as part of a 13 mile run and probably set a PR for 5k trying to get out of there as quick as possible. Completely miserable experience. Should have listened to the other two previous reviews.

hiking
2 months ago

We had a beautiful day for this hike and it was excellent with glorious views. Lots of interest for active 10&12year olds. We hiked to end of second pond but ended up back at first pond for picnic etc. The creek at start of trail was fine to cross in July but I’m sure it was deeper in spring or after rainy spell.

Easy walk, great for small children. The walk over to Saco River from the kiosk was well worth it as you could see how high storms have pushed up the river into the woods.

I've hiked many trails and this was by far the worst experience I ever had. Assaulted by flies from the moment we arrived. Trail was for the most part straight as an arrow and extremely uninteresting. Went there primarily to photograph birds and NEVER SAW A SINGLE BIRD in 2 hours of walking. Just the worst. Don't waste your time.

hiking
2 months ago

Great little walk through a field, through the woods and around a pond. I wouldn't really call it a hike, but it is very pretty with views of flower field, river and pond. Super easy and short. Would be perfect for little children to walk in and enjoy some nature. One little thing. I was glad to have the map as the trails were not well marked and the app helped us make sure we were still on the trail.

Got attacked by mosquitoes and flys which made a nice easy walk awful:(

backpacking
2 months ago

We had planned to drive up the road to the Sawyer Pond Trail, but road was closed at the turn off from the highway.

From the parking lot you can hike on a trail down by the river for about a mile before you hit a clearing and an abandoned road grade up to the main road. We tried to continue along the river from that point, but the trail disappears soon after. We had to scramble up a steep hill to get back to the road again.

The road is suitable for backpacking, biking, even a stroller. It isn’t too steep and is a fairly consistent uphill grade.

We fished the river and creeks without much success. A few 3-5inch brook trout were all we could get to bite.

The trail was VERY BUSY on Saturday and the parking lot was packed when we hiked out.

walking
3 months ago

Awesome rd with some killer views of river down steep hills. The road is closed to vehicles since the washout last year. About halfway down theres a pull off walk dont the hill and a sweet spot to swim

Beautiful hike with our kids!

great spot for hiking all in all pretty easy . mostly packed snow but a couple spots I fell thru up to my knees. that's what happens when it's warm out. diffently recommend it I'll be back in the summer to do it again. bonus I did get some good shots of Mt Washington.

Great little hike!

hiking
7 months ago

Great little loop. Snow was well packed, easy to maneuver. We took the puppy (echo) with us and she loved it! lots of other dog smells, haha!!

hiking
10 months ago

I'm a fairly inexperienced hiker so if you don't have a lot of experience I would consider some parts of this trail moderate, trying g to navigate over rocks/streams but overall it's a nice hike with very little elevation gain. lots of tree roots and rocks on the trail so make sure you have a decent pair of hiking shoes or boots.

camping
11 months ago

we had a blast hiking this trail. I just wish there were more signs about the trail and where your are... maybe a kiosk at the end would have been great... all in all we plan on hiking it again.

Where the trail is on the Saco River the River has taking part of the trail away. Easy trail right next to the road.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail with beautiful views. Overall level but rocky, not for the unsteady. Good place to camp by the water.

Really fun trail

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Hike on 9/4/17, day after a rainstorm. Trail was soggy, and with all the roots and rocks it made for some slippery hiking. Although the trail was flat as a pancake, the rocks made it difficult at times. My mother-in-law found it easier with trekking poles, though I'd take your less able-bodied friends when it is dry.

As another reviewer noted, there is a stream that needs to be crossed near the beginning of the trail, with no bridge but plenty of rocks to navigate across. There also was, when we were there (Sept 1), a lot of mud, although most muddy areas were covered with large timbers in various states of repair (most fine, but some were snapped in half/half submerged in mud on one end). There are also a lot of roots. That said, the hike was very nice, and the ponds are lovely. The 2nd pond is not that much further from the 1st.

This is a lovely hike that we did with a five year old. There are no really steep parts but a lot of roots on the trail. One stream crossing requires a little thought in higher water times but is no big deal. There isn't a lot of views until you get to the ponds but there is a nice beach area.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Nice place, saw no one! Hiked the day after rain so the rocky path was slippery, be sure to wear appropriate shoes.

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