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Very short hike, and it’s very narrow near the top if you go up or down the blue trail. Also its seems pretty popular so it was kind of crowded at the top, but it has some pretty good views all the way around.

hiking
17 hours ago

Great hike still icy on top, views are really sweat.

Wonderful hike! Views were amazing! It’s amazing to be so close to the city yet feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Besides the beauty of nature....we saw kids learning how to rock climb, horseback riders, and more advanced kids rock climbing. Saw beautiful ponds and huge boulders with caves. What a great day! Will definitely be back to try out some other trails.

Nice falls, easy trail to follow and well maintained. Main lookout is above the falls. Continue down granite staircase to view falls from the bottom.

hiking
17 hours ago

Nice quick hike. While it is a series of three waterfalls, the first is the tallest. Don’t stop there though. Cross the stream and continue up a slight grade until you see the sign that says “end of trail”. Not easy to find trailhead. Enter parking lot “C” of Wildcat ski area and proceed until you cross a small cement bridge. The trailhead will be on your left. If you get to the parking lot, you passed it.

You need a boat to get to the trail head.

The trail is in very good shape considering how early in the season it is. With snow covering roughly 60% of the trail, make sure you tackle this short half-day hike with decent waterproof hiking boots and consider bringing micro-spikes. I took my 5 year old black lab out today and she was able to complete the trail with no problems! The view overlooking lake solitude is stunning.

hiking
23 hours ago

Icy with snow

hiking
23 hours ago

4/22/18 Trail conditions were still snowy, some mud but not too bad. It took 90 minutes up at a steady pace. Not a difficult hike but will definitely get your heart pumping. The last mile or so gets pretty steep and somewhat slippery. Would’ve benefited from micro spikes or hiking poles. We brought our boards and skis up and skied down Ridge Run which was completely snow covered. We saw numerous other peopling skinning up the trail.

Wonderful hike. Bring crampons this time of year.

Enjoy!

Good Win/Spring day for a walk

Not the greatest views but a nice maintenanced trail

short but rather steep, with a rewarding view from the ledges.

Beautiful falls and multipul platforms from which to view them. It's a super short hike in. Lots of steps which could be a bit of a challenge for some, but definitely doable with a few pauses for rest.

on Lonesome Lake Trail

1 day ago

nice trail, great views, lake is frozen
steep hike at two spots

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail, small water crossings. Spectacular views. Trial was not hard, you do need your microspikes towards the top for traction. There are some very slippery spots. The false summit has great views, but the true summit is spectacular. We did see a young bear, but he ran off as soon as he heard us.

Amazing views, and easily accessible right off Route 93. We took our time for pictures and snack breakd and made a full day of it, 8:30-6ish, but more motivated climbers would be able to this in far less time. Do this hike!

We hiked up the piper trail today, took the pup with us as well. Great trail although there was a good amount of snow/ice still. We didn’t have spikes but still managed to summit. The top was pretty icey though. Spectacular views up top of Mt Washington and the surrounding White Mountains. With the snow and ice it took us about 4hrs round trip.

Amazing hike to hojo’s. Steady climb the entire 2.4 miles. Great views.

Nice views, went on the loop to the left of parking lot then over to the tower, very windy on top of the tower.

2 days ago

Great trail but tough with the current ice and snow conditions...will definitely head back in the warmer weather!

awesome trail, not very well marked at the peak. The dog's loved it.

nice walk with pond and a decent view

Short hike with BEAUTIFUL 360° views!
Still a good layer of snow (4/20/18) but nice and packed at this point.
As an out semi- out of shape momma packing a 25lb toddler, I had to stop after a few steeper parts. Worth the short hike for sure!

Nice easy hike. Hit it between Nor'easters and had plenty of snow. Will be bringing the family back this summer to enjoy the great view of the lake with me. Like the mountain legend at the top. Labels for each mountain to be seen from Kearsarge to Tripyamids and beyond.

Lots of graffiti, rude tourists and trash everywhere. Nice view of the lake but there are lots of other places nearby without the crowds, noise and trash.

Nice hike any time of year. If you follow your nose the cliff trail from the summit leads to nice views. No blazes so follow the path. The overlook for Newfound has been posted "No Trespassing". Not sure if a new landowner or hikers trashing it so it was shut off. I hope the first and someone can get them to open the ledges again.

hiking
2 days ago

This is my fallback hike when short on time but need to get some quiet time in. Have had many restful times in the wind break overlooking the pond.

First 1/4 mile will get your heart rate up for sure. After that a nice short hike. Trail to the summit not well marked near the wind break/foundation. Could be the blazes were just under the snow. Be sure to continue past the summit cairn for the best views.

Great hike. Broke trail after the last Nor'easter. Winds were strong for the first half then got above them. Easy breeze and temps in the 20s. Broke a snowshoe binding on the last steep stretch before the top. Super view over Squam. Came back down bare-booted in knee deep snow. would do it again in a heartbeat! Just with solid shoes!!

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