Echo Lake Trail

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Echo Lake Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Conway, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

0.8 miles
16 feet

kid friendly



nature trips








no dogs

3 days ago

Easy for small children. A little tough at times with the markers when branching off of the standard loop, but fun and easy!

5 months ago

Easy winter stroll around the lake. Pretty though. Basically flat. Snow made it a little tough to find the start of the trail for our first visit. But once you get away from beach area the path is easy to follow. We were hoping to use our snowshoes but there wasn’t really enough snow. We will definitely be back when it snows more. Safe easy place to learn to snowshoe.
About 3/4 of the way around the lake we choose to take the Cathedral Ledge trail to add to the adventure (add 2 miles and some elevation gain for sure. I recommend that if you are a hiker.) Need crampons in the winter if snow and ice is present. . Actually, even around the lake it helps to have good boots with traction or some slip on cleats if there is snow/Ice.
Parked outside the park, as it is closed in the winter. Signs say “ no parking” ... but there were other cars and we didn’t get a ticket or towed. At least this time. :)
Note for next Spring, Summer, Fall - this would be a great running trail. About a mile long so just add the laps you want!

6 months ago

Beautiful scenery

7 months ago

The color of the lake will mesmerize you, such a beautiful sea green color!

10 months ago

A beautiful, simple trail around Echo lake. it's beautiful for leaf peeping in the Fall. Stunning views of Cathedral's Ledge.

10 months ago

Had a hard time finding this trail we could not see anything marking the trail! Then unfortunately it started to rain! Maybe better luck next time! We were leery to go into the park area because it said absolutely no dogs! :(

11 months ago

Easy walk around a nice lake that starts and ends in a nice beach area suitable for a swim

11 months ago

Had a nice walk around the lake, but a bit too many mosquitoes. Not too much to look at. Good place for families to picnic

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Very packed down to snow shoe on today. But made it easier with the baby.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pay to park! Incredible though. Very easy

Monday, August 15, 2016

Saw that no one else mentioned that you must pay to park at location. $4 per person

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Short short loop. Definitely easy. Maybe something to do with the kids while at the pond. Definitely busy during peak months. No pets allowed.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Does not allow pets, on or off leash.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

It's a pretty walk around the lake. Fun for the kids.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Cute and casual walk around lake.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Very pretty. Not much of a hike. I recommend taking some side trails.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Great hike with little kids, about a mile around, great views, VERY close to town

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

This is an easy hike. The lake is beautiful. It seemed like the sound had more of an echo here.

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