Cliff Walk via Parker Trail

EASY 7 reviews
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Cliff Walk via Parker Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jaffrey, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1430 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

Took this route last Thursday to stay away from the crowds and literally only ran into three people on my route towards the summit. Cut onto Cliff Walk Trail and winded then through Thoreau's Trail to the White Arrow Trail to the top. It was peaceful and beautiful and pretty easy until I got above the tree line. At that point, it became quite windy and dropped a solid 20 degrees, and required some scrambling, but it was fun and exhilarating! I decided to take the White Dot Trail back and was surprised to learn how direct and fast it truly was to get to the parking lot. All in all, I spent about 4.5 hours exploring, hiking, and reveling in the breathtaking views.

11 months ago

Took this route to stay away from the crowds as well. Parker was ok but once you hit cliff walk it gets pretty nice. But I also took Parker to lost farm to cliff walk.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

great way to escape the crowds