Old Bridle Path

EASY 165 reviews

Old Bridle Path is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Center Sandwich, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.7 miles
383 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips


trail running






The trail starts out with an incline and there are a number of stairs to reach the top of the trail, the view is breathtaking, it's a panoramic view of Squam Lake, where On Golden Pond was filmed. Well worth the hike. The trail ends with a slight turn to the left, ending in a large rock ledge.

6 days ago

You cant beat the views for such an easy little hike. The one downside is how busy it always is.

12 days ago

Amazing hike! Not too hard at all! Great length - hiked with baby on my back great for kids and family. View was spectacular! Definitely recommend.

16 days ago

Fantastic effort-to-payoff ratio... easy short hike with stunning views of Squam Lake.

1 month ago

what an amazing view.

1 month ago

THE view was incredible

1 month ago

Very good for a family looking for an easy hike. It does get busy here. Views of lake are great with nice rocks to sit on while you enjoy the view. Trail is more like a nice wide path with steps. Road in and out is paved nice. Parking is directly across from parking for Mt. Morgan Trail. Bring a picnic and enjoy a few hours.

1 month ago

Vraiment magnifique !!! Le sentier est très beau dans une belle forêt. Et la vue est superbe, inoubliable. C'est à mon sens la plus belle randonnée que j'ai fait dans tout mon road trip. Je ne suis pas descendu pas le même chemin que la monté, on peut faire une boucle en passant par Ramsey trail et undercut path trail, (vert et blanc 50 mettre vers la droite sur la route pour rejoindre le parking), ce qui rend encore plus sympa la randonnée. On a vu sur le chemin des juvéniles de triton (salamandre orange avec des points rouge). Ça nous a prit 35 minutes pour monter et 1h pour descendre. Il y a beaucoup d'espace en haut pour s'assoir profiter de la vue, picniquer, s'allonger lire...

1 month ago

Amazing trail ! And probably the most beautiful view I have seen for such a short hike ! The trail is well indicated, and the space at the summit allowed us to stop for a while and admire the view. We came back using the Ramsey Path and the Undercut Trail (marked green then white), so it made a loop (you just have to right to come back to the parking lot). The way down was fun, and we saw a lot of salamanders. It took us 35 min to go up, and then 1h to come back using the loop.

2 months ago

Great family hike, pretty busy trail!

3 months ago

Wonderfull views toward the "Gold Pond"! Great at fresh snow with no crowd on the trail.

4 months ago

Fresh snow fall trail.. View at the top was beautiful..

8 months ago

Quick hike with a fantastic view! A new fav!

9 months ago

Great view. lots of people. parking could be an issue if there at peak times

9 months ago

10 months ago

great for beginner family hike! this is one of our favorite hikes. my boys are 3, 5 and 14 and we all love it!

10 months ago

Easy, quick hike with breathtaking views of Squam Lake.

10 months ago

Post card view.

11 months ago

Great views of Squam Lake. Easy and short hike. If there is a downside (and this is really reaching) would be the noise pollution from the people on the lake.

11 months ago

Super simple and easy trail, and wow, wow, what a view.

11 months ago

Great view

Friday, July 14, 2017

Beautiful view.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Great short easy hike as a beginner. It took me 25 min to go up and 15 min to come down. On my travels I passed many others of different skill levels and ages including families. The view at the end was beyond worth it.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great easy hike & wonderful views!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A relatively easy hike with a huge payoff at the end! Can get pretty muddy. The parking at the trailhead is limited.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Amazon family hiking!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Breathtaking view!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Very easy hike with amazing views of Squam Lake!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Great for the entire family. Easy trail with great views.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Dog friendly. Beautiful views !

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I LOVE this trail! Its very short, maybe 20-30 minutes and in the middle of nowhere (very long drive from the seacoast) but WOW the view is spectacular! I love hiking and this is by far the shortest, easiest hike I've ever completed but no other mountain beats this view.

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