Mount Willard Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Carroll, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
From I-93 exit 35 near Franconia Notch, follow US Route 3 (North) about 11 miles to the junction of US Route 302 in Twin Mountain, turn right on US Route 302 (East) about 8.7 miles. Trailhead is located behind the railroad depot (AMC Crawford Notch Visitors Center).
Great trail w great views. There are 2 stream crossings that require a little balance to cross without getting wet but very manageable. Microspikes and water resistant boots still recommended but not absolutely necessary.
great trail, beautiful views, harder than you would think for only being 3.2 miles
beautiful hike especially in the snow
I hiked the trail Jan. 7th. Was a fresh coating of snow on the trees. Made for great pictures. Awesome hike. Great views from the summit.
Hiking with the kids, over 50 degrees on this gorgeous February day, had to shed the layers all the way up! Great trail for kids!
One of my first hikes and I've done this one a few times. Great for beginners, beautiful views for a fairly easy hike. I prefer to go early as it gets busy!
Park in the AMC Highland Center parking lot or along the snow banks of 302 - they do not plow the Crawford Notch train station parking lot where the trail begins in the winter. The trail is packed down with a nice gradual incline all the way to the top. Quick and easy. The view is amazing - if it's clear go near the edge, look directly left and you can see the observation station at the top of Mt. Washington. Release your inner child - bring a plastic sled and ride all the way to the bottom!
gorgeous views, easy hike. definitely a good one for the whole family to do. can't wait to do it again
A great day for hiking/snowshoeing, but not a great day for a view. Still gorgeous though! Well marked trail. Will definitely return.
Great hike! I would say this is more on the easy side since it's a gradual incline the whole way up. And it's pretty quick - took us an an hour and 15 min with multiple breaks (first hike in awhile) and only a half hour to get down. Definitely had to use micro spikes. Was a cloudy day but still a beautiful hike in the winter. Can't wait to go again and actually see the view!