Looking for a great trail near Bartlett, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 46 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Crawford Notch State Park or Franconia Notch State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Sunset Park or Kermits Corner Park. Ready for some activity? There are 27 moderate trails in Bartlett ranging from 1.1 to 51 miles and from 485 to 6,272 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!




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Great winter hike for myself (47-moderately in shape) and my daughter (12.5-in shape, new to winter hiking)! Even got to see ice climbers.

Great winter hike. Used spikes instead of snow shoes. It was amazing seeing the Falls frozen over.

4 days ago

great tough hike.

6 days ago

Not exactly an easy trail, at least today! We started in microspikes but quickly switched to snow shoes. Only a few hikers had been on the trail before us. Nice hike.

11 days ago

Nice trail with decent views in multiple directions. Probably less in the summer time though. Trail was nice and packed down today.

13 days ago

Nice quick hike with views. Well packed trail, doable without my spikes but definitely wished I had them!

Absolutely stunning waterfall. Get there early to beat the crowds.

Extremely challenging in the winter but still beautiful. Definitely recommend spikes!

Pretty sustained the whole way up! Quick decent. Looser snow pack than expected but still a fun hike.

1 month ago

AllTrails is incorrect in distance. I recorded my hike using the app and it was 6.6 miles round trip. So be aware of that in you planning.
The trail for the first couple miles was really great with very gradual ascent. The trail was nicely broken out.
Then it got steep..very steep in short switchbacks. The trail was still broken out nicely but very narrow and was easy to step off and be in snow knee deep or more and easy to step off towards the downside.
Views on the way up opened up to spectacular shots of Mt Washington!
We used snowshoes up and down and recommend that for others as well as you will posthole. We only saw two other people all day. I was able to do a little but sledding down which was fun!!

Great day today to snowshoe this loop. Did it clockwise. Snowshoes were a must have after the falls. Only one set of snowshoes in front of us so lots of trail breaking. Beautiful views over the top at the look out and coming down. No wind until coming down made it nice. Lots of fun butt sliding and laughing on the steep sections. Ice on the cliffs were huge. Not recommended for beginners.

Great winter hike! Went Saturday 1/5. Hard packed snow the whole way, easy going with microspikes. Fire tower at the top is super cool and 365 degree views makes for a spectacular summit!

First half of the hike was a steady incline with several small Brooks to navigate. Views to the right of the trails, through the trees were great! You only get them in the winter. Once you get about a 1/2 mile from the peak be prepared for a work out! Plenty of snow and ice make it a slow ascent. Spikes are a must! There are several sets of stairs to assist you in the steepest parts. The views at the top make it all worth it! Fantastic views of Washington in the distance! In the snow, give yourself a good 5-51/2 hours to complete the climb (we started at the rt 302 lot) Snow in some areas was at least 4-5' deep. Hard work,but enjoyable!

1 month ago

The sign in the parking lot says 2.5 to Mount Crawford summit. I do not record my hikes so I am leaning towards trusting the sign over this description.
The hike up is definitely steep, but the view is worth every inch.
We went up without our snowshoes today and probably could have used them after the first lookout.
To get to the summit keep right after the first lookout. This means turning into the trees.
Leave plenty of time to take in the scenery.

overall awesome hike with a really cool railroad stretching over a bridge, and stunning rock walls. I gave it 3 stars because there’s only one peak where a clear view is visible, and most of the hike is under the trees. Hiked this on 12/31, snowshoes were not needed but microspikes are a must. In the winter this was a rather difficult and dangerous hike.

1 month ago

Took my pup and began at 8am on 12/29. There was a mix of snow/slush and ice all the way up. I took snowshoes but kept spikes on the entire way although I could have switched to make the last bit of ascent easier. It took about 1:45 to ascend and about 1 hour down. Overall a good hard quick hike with amazing views from the fire tower.

On my descent there was a "present" on the trail someone's dog left behind about 1/2 mile from the trailhead. Please be sure to pick up after your dog. Thanks.

tough but awesome

1 month ago

I love this trail so much. It’s difficult, but the reward of being able to see North Conway, etc and there’s even a fire tower at the top with information about the history of it. I’ve hiked this about 4 times if my memory serves me, and it is really cool.

on Ripley Falls Trail

1 month ago

The road to the trailhead was closed and so required an additional climb to get to the trailhead. The trail is in good shape and the snow is well packed although there are some icy areas and at one point we had to do some rock hopping over a shallow stream. We didn’t see anybody else on the trail. The waterfall is gorgeous and icy this time of year. Highly recommended quick hike.

Completed this as a winter hike. Little bitter rougher hike with snow on the ground. Did the hike in regular boots with "Stabil" slip on traction from L.L. Bean ($26/each). Hike length is correct about 1.4 miles from trail head. The hike was moderate. Great view of the frozen falls at the end. The trip was definitely initely worth the pay off.

2 months ago

Amazing 360 views. This was an incredible hike, highly recommended. trail is well compacted with some powder in the last quarter mile as you get above the trees. Spikes (and poles) required. While the trail is good, stick closely to it. Depending on the elevation there is up to three feet of snow and immediately off the compacted trail it is soft, watch where you plant your poles. Did I write I loved this hike.

great hike with some of the best views in the whites, we had mid winter conditions!! snow no ice!!

2 months ago

Conquered this hike yesterday! Starts out as a moderate grade then becomes quite steep the last mile. Micro Spikes a must at the higher elevations. Beautiful views at the 2 outlooks near the summit.

Great hike on a beautiful sunny day. The trail was well-packed so snowshoes were not needed. We wore spikes the whole way. It became really soft in the afternoon, so expect icy conditions tomorrow when temps drop. It took us about 2 hours to reach the summit and one hour to get back down. Our dog had no problem at all going up or down.

Great winter hike! I would suggest microspikes and poles for some of the steeper areas! The Fall itself was completely frozen when we went!

Beautiful day, gorgeous views from the fire tower, and lots of friendly pupperinos on the trail! We were glad to have our microspikes on some of the steeper sections near the top.

So a friend, me and her toddler (he was carried, lol) did this hike Oct 7. The Bemis portion is beautiful, the only thing is to meet back up with the Arethusa trail it’s pretty much straight up. We managed, but be forewarned to avoid the Bemis section unless you want to 1) back track or 2) climb. The falls are gorgeous and the trails were well kept. I’d love to do it again after the winter thaw.

We took Bemis Trail (yellow) up and stopped at some amazing smaller which was pools and falls. The Bemis Trail is about .5 miles long. The one thing to consider is when Bemis joins back to the Arethusa Trail (blue) it is a STRAIGHT up using your hands at times to meet back up with the Arethusa Trail.
We did it with our 9 year old and this was the only portion he complained about.
The falls were well worth the hike. I could have stayed all day.
Note: If you are looking at hiking this in the November+ days at least microspikes are recommended.
The map shown on this page is just the Arethusa Trail, it does not show the red on Bemis.

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