Mount Meader Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Intervale, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.2 miElevation gain2,201 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Tim Babcock
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HikingIcyMuddy

The last mile before the summit is a ass kicker.

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Jake Jacob
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Highly recommend this out n back hike. The three of us (Bernese Mountain Dog included) hiked the trail today, 11/28/20, on a stupendous late November day. Blue skies, mid forty temps, sunshine a-plenty. The trail and hike is a great inter-season hike, moderate rated with 6-7 miles of woods, mountain streams and great reward at the summit. Three segments of the hike and ascent - each a mile or so - were 1. Classic deciduous woods trail of fire warden and mixed trail along the brook. 2. Switchbacks. Where we saw a snowshoe hare. 3. The granite scramble and traditional White Mountains trail to the summit. Views of Baldface and also across 113 to Blueberry and beyond are awesome. Go for it.

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Letitia Genest
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Great hike! Steep,flat, traversing, leaves have us feeling like we were hiking banana peels, waterfalls.

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Larissa Taylor
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Dawn Hasler
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This is a lovely hike. Don't understand why it isn't more popular. The hardest part is finding the trailhead (possibly a reason why more people don't hike this trail). There is no parking lot, just a grassy spot for 2 or 3 cars, and the only trail sign is a little white sign on a pole or tree as you are heading south on 113! We were headed north, missed it, and turned around when we hit the park gates. We saw the sign as we were coming south. Trail looks like a car width track heading into the woods. The trail is a deceptive gradual incline for quite a while, then becomes steep with switchbacks up Mt. Meader. The best views are the first ones you find after climbing out of the woods - an expansive 180 degrees plus. Good views until you get to the summit, which has no real view. We headed back to the first view for lunch. Beautiful. Gorgeous, warm November day. Much of the trail is covered in beech tree leaves. Which for some reason seemed more slippery than typical. Poles were extremely helpful coming back down and would be recommended.

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Beth Ross
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Shanna Steen
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ok trail.. just ok very easy to follow I logged 7.2 miles I saw 1 other hiker in 3 hours decent workout but zero views the whole way up...views are right below the actual summit.. some nice colors starting...a little hazy today...maybe from fires a fun little section of rock scrambling Creek pretty low probably wouldn't go back

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BRIAN BUCHBINDER
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This is a great trail. Begins at a woods road (very limited parking big lot 1/2 mile down the road--see end of this review). It follows a stream for about 1/2 mile and then gently tips upward. It's at about the 2 mile mark, with 1,200 feet vertical to go, that it gets a bit steep, but there are <gasp> switchbacks that take most of effort out of going up. Then you top out on the ridge, which slopes more gently. The granite is grippy, and not very high angle. There is only one place that's about 10' high that requires using your hands. Best views are just below the summit where there's a sign for intersecting ridge trails.

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David Scharlotte
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Loren Starcher
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Great hike. Starts with a wide trail along a pretty brook and narrows and gradually gets stepper until the switch backs and then a steep section that opens to great views. Not much to see at top

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Julie Falatko
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We did this trail after scrapping our initial plan of doing North and South Baldface because the parking area there was super crowded. Mount Meader is a great hike! A mix of rolling gradual climbs and steeper grades. Not many bugs today. We didn't see anyone else until we got to the top. There were red-tail hawks and rough-wing hawks circling at the top, and a few grouse on the trail.

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Tyler Whitney
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Robert Mueller
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This is a fantastic trail. Recent rain brought lots of running water in nearby streams. The waterfall detour is totally worth it! Good solid calorie burn. Nice views of Baldface and Kezar Lake to the South and East.

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Julia Smollin
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Timothy Langlois
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The last part of Black Angel trail to Rim Junction was an easy .4 miles up. Basin Rim Trail to Mount Meader starts of with fantastic views off a rock face and can look a bit overwhelming especially with a 40 pound pack on your back. It climbs up a steep mountain threw Ragged Jacket and up and up until the rocky top of Mount Meader. Views into the Caribou Speckled range before the signage is a great place for a break! Mount Meader trail heading out to 113 is super steep but a series of rocks, trees, root systems and switch backs make it not as tough as the map makes it look. It is a hard quick leg burn down at the top half. Once done the switch backs though it’s an easy gradual out with nice places to stop along a roaring brook!

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Reilly Lefebvre
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Extremely buggy, not sure if it was bc it rained last night, but it was bad. We had lots of bug spray and citronella bracelets and we got eaten alive, beautiful trail and summit but yikes. Fairly easy hike

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Blake Hord
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Well marked trail with some great views close to the top. It starts off super buggy and flat, but once you hit the incline at the switchbacks the bugs start to leave you alone. The top has no view but there is a great view just below the peak. Brickett Falls (lacking a little water right now) is definitely worth seeing.

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Thomas Radecki
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Nice hike with some bursts of sudden elevation. Otherwise quite easy. Offers great views of the Bald faces and surrounding white mountains. Almost all snow has melted away.

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Zachary User
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Easy hike, this is bald faces sister mountain, they connect through the eagle ridge trail, this mountains truely interesting because it intersects into a huge network of trail that lead to the Carter some near wildcat. There was snow on the top only in the woods.

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Meg Cameron
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This is a pretty nice and borderline easy hike. Most of the time it’s pretty flat; it doesn’t start getting strenuous till you near the switchbacks and after that there’s really nothing technical. Near the summit there are nice views to the east into Maine and south of the Baldfaces, but there are no views at the actual summit. I only saw four groups of people today so it was a good hike for avoiding a crowd! Oh and checking out Brickett Falls is definitely worth the detour.

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Julia Davis
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Trail in great condition, little bits of leftover snow in the last ~.7 miles but managed just fine in trail runners.

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Nat Xina
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HikingMuddySnow

This is a beautiful hike with lots to see! many water crossings and the Brickett Falls are beautiful! Just a 5minute detour, totally worth it. Unfortunately, today there was a bunch of snow at the summit, just over the tree line. There wasn't much, probably the last .7miles but there was enough to fall through it many times. For the next person to hike it, please write a review and let me/others know if there is still any snow up top! I'd love to complete it without snow. Breathtaking views at summit

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Sidney Berenson
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I absolutely loved this trail. Right now, there is still a good bit of ice and snow at the top of the hike after the switch backs. Its fairly steep. I would recommend anyone who hikes brings gear for the ice. Stunning views of N and S Baldface. This might be one of my new favorite hikes!

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Anne Kornkven
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