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rocky
7 days ago

Well marked trail - muddy at the start and pretty buggy. Nice amount of heart pumping inclines followed by a nice recovery. Last 1/2 mile was rough, essentially straight up. Great views, will definitely do this one again.

This is a terrific short hike on a good trail with nicely laid out switchbacks and at a fairly constant uphill grade. Although the first 1/4 of the trail can be a bit muddy (it follows an old logging road pretty much straight up the slope, the rest is just wonderful and you break out onto the ledges starting about halfway up. From there to the great little summit there are almost constant views to the south and the woodland is open and covered in blueberry bushes. The view from the summit is a 200-degree panorama of the White Mountains, with the Presidential Range prominent in the far-right distance. I live only ten minutes from this trailhead and have run this little mountains 285 times in the last seven years. Yeah, it's that good! (PS: The SW Ridge Trail is also marvelous, although I wouldn't bother with the Bald Peak or Firewarden's trails...too much in the scrubby woods).

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12 days ago

Great views, challenging uphill hike to the top. BRING BUG SPRAY! I’m not naive to encountering mosquitos on a hike but this was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It would not have been possible without bug spray. Also do a good tick check afterwards because we found a lot of those too

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16 days ago

Easy first mile. The cobble parts were wet when I did them and it made for a slippery trip. With multiple trails convening on the same summit, it was pretty busy on top.

This was a great hike. Just long enough for me for a first outdoor adventure in the 9 months I’ve been recovering from an injury that required surgery and casts. (We usually rock and ice climb and hike.)The trail is easy to follow and has some great views of the lakes and ponds in the area and panoramic view of some of the mountains in New Hampshire. Some of the trail is woodsy and some is more open. There were a couple of spots with minor mud. The bugs weren’t too bad, just prepare for them. Good for kids that can walk by themselves and listen because parts of the trail have small slabs and can be slippery, especially going back down. And, of course, the ledges. The summit is perfect. Large open area, plenty of places to sit, nice and sunny today with a light breeze. The tower is interesting too. For a holiday weekend it wasn’t too busy. Dogs love this trail. (On a leash, as is the rule here.)

Bad black flies. Iffy attitude. Decided to turn around. Not today. No regrets.

Nice parking lot across from trailhead. Base was flooded in areas after the weeks of rain we've had and trail was very muddy at first. Appears that much work was done to trails, ie. lots of granite steps. Switchbacks were steep in areas - great workout! The day was overcast and breezy. Trees were still bare and allowed for great views of lakes from the granite ledges before reaching the summit. The view from the summit was awesome - snow covered mountain ranges, lakes, and sprawling forests. Nice spot for a picnic.

Awesome trail network, you can combine loops with a little creative:)

Very nice hike through mostly shaded terrain with a good mix of gradual and steep switchbacks. Some mud along the bottom section but low hikers were fine. Terrific views along the ledges about 3/4 up and the view towards NH was panoramic at the summit. Windy but comfortable for a break at the top. Ticks were thick in woods! Would return to do Bald Peak & Ledges loop.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike without the trees leafed out there were views all the way up. A bit muddy at the start but most of it dry. Lots of pups too.

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rocky
1 month ago

Good quick hike and not too far of a drive from civilization. A little mud in spots but really not bad. Lots of dogs on the trail.

Some cool views on the ascent & at the summit. Relatively quick hike with a great payoff.

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1 month ago

Awesome views nice inclines good work out

Love this trial great for the 71 year guy and my 1 year old lab

This was a great first hike of the season! In the past, we’ve done Pleasant Mountain by way of the ridges trail. This trail Is a bit longer (my Garmin measure 6.2 out and back to the main summit) and starts out with rather steep inclines. If you are not in great shape, bring poles for the descent. The views are outstanding both at the top and all along the ridge on the way up. We hiked with our two dogs (a Portuguese Water Dog and a yorkie). They both loved it. Do beware of ticks. We found several on the dogs. Go early, pack a lunch and enjoy a rest on the main summit. What a great way to spend a day!

Great trail, muddy and wet in the first half mile but the rest is dry. The switch backs make this a moderate trail but can be done by families and beginners, great views at the Ledges overlook and the summit,

Nice hike, great views, dog loved it. Great picnic spot at the top. Ended up with 3 ticks attached so check carefully when home. My wife's Garmin watch measured the distance as 6.24 miles and an elevation gain of 2178 feet from parking lot to the main summit so is a bit farther than shown.

The trail was a bit wet close to the beginning, but other than that, rather dry. Its a great trek with a beautiful view at the top. we brought 2 small dogs, and our 10 year old son.

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1 month ago

Even on a rainy day, worth going for the view

Nice hike, good views.

on Firewarden's Trail

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2 months ago

Good parking still icy great views!

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muddy
snow
2 months ago

Significant amount of snow, covered with a thick sheet of ice. Microspikes are definitely recommended. Great views and little wind at the top today.

I was the first person on the trail after the recent snow. There was 2" of crusty fresh snow on top of 6-8" at the bottom. There was 4"+ of new snow on top of 24"+ at the top. Gorgeous sunny day in low 30s to start and low 40s to end. I only hiked 3.9 miles (round trip) going to the southernmost peak, which has the radio towers. From there I had a great view of Mount Washington and the Presidentials. I met two groups of hikers on my down. There's a very good description in the book "Mountains for Mortals, scenic summits for hikers", by Ron and Nancy Chase.

Fun trail and you get a couple of overlooks on your way up. It’s doable without snowshoes at this point, but once you get past the junior summit to head to the main summit snowshoes would make it significantly easier of a hike.

4/1/19 First half is a lot of snow and ice, as long as you have proper footwear it’s nothing to stress over. Top half is pretty clear and amazing views.

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snow
2 months ago

Hiked this March 29th, 2019. Trails still very snow covered. The snowmobile trail up has made the trail nice and packed so snowshoes really not needed, just spikes. Definitely a moderate hike. Got a late start but was able to watch a beautiful sunset. With trail conditions and time of day I had the summit to myself. Great hike.

Nice packed trail all the way to the summit. Perfect winter hike with beautiful views.

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