Mount Willard Trail

MODERATE 151 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
977 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

rocky

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).

3 days ago

walking
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hiking
10 days ago

11 days ago

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.

12 days ago

great trail, beautiful views, harder than you would think for only being 3.2 miles

17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

beautiful hike especially in the snow

25 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

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!

hiking
2 months ago

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!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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!

2 months ago

gorgeous views, easy hike. definitely a good one for the whole family to do. can't wait to do it again

snowshoeing
3 months ago

A great day for hiking/snowshoeing, but not a great day for a view. Still gorgeous though! Well marked trail. Will definitely return.

3 months ago

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!

hiking
3 months ago