Saco Lake and Elephant Head Trail

EASY 10 reviews
#10 of 15 trails in

Saco Lake and Elephant Head Trail is a 0.7 mile out and back trail located near Twin Mountain, New Hampshire. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

0.7 miles
173 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


12 days ago

one of the most rewarding hikes with very minimal effort, perfect for a quick excursion.

13 days ago

great little hike with 4 year old.

7 months ago

Saturday, June 25, 2016

This was a nice short hike. It does have some steep spots and a lot of rocks,roots, and things to walk over.little ones have to pay attention or they may trip. We went in June at the trail was quite wet, but they had logs and wood planks to get over the wet parts. We had a 3 and 5 year old and they were fine. The 5 year old shot right up the trail easily. The view is fantastic for such a short little hike.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I took my 4 year old daughter for her first hike at Elephant Head. It was great for this age group. Nice hike with a beautiful view!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Great little hike to stretch the legs and get a nice view.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

This was a beautiful little short hike. Was just what we needed to get started hiking again. Trail was in decent shape and easy to follow. As Chuck said, this is a great value for the short hike.Starting at the elevation of Crawford Notch makes the view down towards North Conway impressive.

Monday, November 12, 2012

If you are looking for a nice view in a very short hike, this is it. Access is near the AMC Center at Crawfords (across the street). Highly recommended for young children.