Mount Willard Trail

MODERATE 199 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).

hiking
2 minutes ago

Easy side of moderate trail (depending on fitness level) with a great payoff. One of my favorite views in the Whites.

hiking
14 hours ago

I drove from Portland Maine to this hike via Route 302. It's a straight shot. Though it is confusing considering you see signs that say you're leaving the Crawford Notch before you get to the trail head. The trailhead is technically outside of the Crawford notch and you hike back into it. It's around mile 45-50 on 302 and right behind the AMC Depot.
This hike is definitely in the easy side of moderate, if not easy. I could always see or hear other people. The trail was a mix of roots and rocks and I would define it as a classic New England hike.
Beautiful view. I definitely would recommend with kids considering I saw many kids throughout my time here.

hiking
16 hours ago

Great bang for your buck! Mild/moderate hike, but among the most spectacular views of Crawford notch you can get. A wonderful way to spend the morning especially with kids.

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hiking
4 days ago

I'm new to hiking so this one was a little tough. Stopped about three times to breathe and have water, but it was WELL worth it once we got to the top. What a beautiful view and a great workout.

hiking
7 days ago

A very nice one day trip. Amazing view from the top of the mountain.

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7 days ago

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12 days ago

Awesome hike , Amazing summit, spectacular views

backpacking
13 days ago

Had a blast coming down. Beautiful view at the top.

14 days ago

Trail is rocky and strenuous with one view of a trickling stream that I would not consider a waterfall but the finale view of the valley is worth the hike.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Mellow hike with a great outcome

17 days ago

Magnifique sentier de moi s de 2h qui offre une vue exceptionnelle sur les White Mountains

hiking
19 days ago

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21 days ago

Easy hike with spectacular views. 'Nuff said!

hiking
21 days ago