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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.

Fairly easy hike, but made for a long day. Took about six hours of out and back. Great 360 degree views.

I did this hike today. Easy moderate hike. Great views from several offshoots heading up to the top and then amazing views from the ledges on the back(?). Definitely worth it to go the extra ,8 miles to the ledges. There are alot of leaves going up, I'd suggest poles or a walking stick for the way down since it can be slippery.

Nice hike. Took us a long time to get to the top as I have two bad wheels and had to stop to rest the screaming knees but it was worth it. Wonderful view from top. Make sure you go to the end of the little trail at the top to get the best view.

best view out of all the easy to moderate hikes in the area! it is a steep incline the entire trail but completely doable for beginners if you take your time! the trail can get a little confusing - just make sure to follow yellow marks on trees! happy trails!

beautiful trail in October 2917. good first day, warm up trail.

First time hiking Burnt Meadow, yday 10/15/2017 it was more challenging than we expected. The steep rock scramble made it intersting with 2 dogs. We made it to the top and the views were beautiful! Now that we know what to expect, the next hike up will be more enjoyable. And there will be a next hike! Happy Hiking..

Nice hike. Varied inclines. After about 45-60 minutes in there is a nice stream on the south side of the trail. The entrance to the alpine zone is like entering a Frank Lloyd Wright house, you are in a very covered, narrow trail then you climb a small rock crop to wide open views. Very beautiful and your first view of Glen Boulder. Well worth the time. Just over 2 hours without stopping to the boulder in nice weather.

Incredible. Move quickly, don’t wimp out. You’ll never forget it.

I had a great morning on this trail. It was wide and open most of the way to the cascades. The cascades were lovely, despite our very dry fall. I went along to the pond and loved the steep scramble and then the gradual walk to the pond. Great trail when you are in the mood for something different then peak bagging. I dreamed of seeing a moose by the pond (saw lots of moose prints)! We will be back. Great trail.

Awesome trail, the first 3 miles are not for the faint of heart. Beautiful waterfalls on the way up to the first peak, it can get super windy 60mph+ gusts on the ridge line so dress appropriately

Decent hike with young kids. A few parts where they needed to slide down the rocks on their bottoms, but overall a fun hike. Went on a rainy/cloudy day, so the view wasn't great, but the colors were gorgeous!

Great hike! Fantastic views! A nice challenge. Starts out moderate and then ascends quickly to the rock face. Took us 4.5 hours total with a few stops. Bring snacks and lots of water.

It's rated hard for a reason - it's at least 6.5-8 hours. BUT - this has to be the best hike in New England. You see different types of rock formations and plant life as you trek up and down, and we got lucky with 360 degrees of unobstructed views of endless, rolling mountains along the ridge. Make sure to bring a big water bottle, plenty of snacks, and layered clothing. It's an incredible hike!