Mount Whiteface via McCrills Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Mount Whiteface via McCrills Trail is a 7.9 mile out and back trail located near North Sandwich, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3041 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

forest

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hiking
5 months ago

This trail is 9.2mi out and back not the 7.9 as advertised. The trail has had no maintenance in at least 5 years by the looks of it. Yellow blazes run out around 2 miles so you need to pay attention to stay on trail. Lots of trees across the trail and brush growing into the trail with a lot of loose debris. The view of the lakes from the top is awesome. Most of the elevation gain is in the last mile of the hike.

hiking
6 months ago

This was very different than expected. It wasn't very well marked so we went off trail and added nearly 4 miles to what would have been 9.2, not 7.9. Ended up with 13 miles at the end of our trip.

I wouldn't consider this a moderate trail as it's not well marked or well maintained. You end up doing a lot of bush whacking and following a gps to make sure you stay in the right direction.

There are a few false peaks. We went to the top, walked in circles trying to find the true top, and decided not to continue getting lost. However the view is spectacular at the top!

A difficult trail and not recommended for people looking for a moderate day hike. It's a beast of a mountain. It will test every part of you and make you truly appreciate the beer and food at home in the end.

hiking
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Easy walk but def the feel of a hike until the river. I just walked a bit of this to test out some new boots and scope out its potential. Turn off onto Intervale Road, follow the signs and within 2 minutes there's an ample parking lot and an easy walk on an old logging road to an incredible view of sparkling waters, beaver dams and marshland backed by mountains. My brother caught a trout there. But turn to the right and follow McGrillis up the trail for about 45 mins I think - the trail is peaceful and idyllic following a ridge from which you can hear the river. Keep walking, the trail dips down a hill and you are at a most beautiful mouton river with giant pools and c-c-c-cooooold water in late July. I'd go there again and hit the whole trail to Mt Whiteface for sure. Dog LOVED the run and was glad for the water. Do not go to that creamery down the main road. It's a 5(?) mile endless slog on crappy dirt roads for bad ice cream and their cheese was *blech*.

snowshoeing
11 months ago

01/16/17 This trail was less traveled for sure, it brings you up onto a ridge for a ways but then goes down into the valley and brings you to a wide brook, crossing this in the Winter is very dangerous, myself I turned around, the water was deep and moving at a good rate, snow bridges are hollow underneath with running water also, it was about 3ft deep or better and wide, I'll go back in the Summer