Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Bartlett with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

visited Ethan pond on the weekend of 10/13/18 along the edge of the pond where you enter toward the Survival hut I found a ZTE cellphone anyone who lost a phone in this area feel free to message my cellphone at 5088406270 I do have your phone and would like to return it to its rightful owner .

This was a challenging hike as it was our second moderate one of the day but it was very rewarding at the end. The falls are breathtaking and can not be captured with a photo! Not a a lot of room to spread out and relax at the falls but it wasn’t crowded when we went and we were able to relax and enjoy the view for a while. We had a small dog with us and he had no trouble on the hike.

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4 days ago

Really enjoyable hike. Hard on the way up and slow on the way down, but worth it. With a heavy backpack took about an hour and a half each way. Be sure to pack your water if you plan to camp, the only water source is a small stream at the very start of the route.

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4 days ago

It was a nice hike today.

7 days ago

Did the trail today with my husband today. Not a bad hike and the gals were beautiful today. Worth the hike.

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7 days ago

As noted previously, the first mile(ish) is very pleasant, following the stony brook. After crossing the brook- wow- the steepness and switchbacks just seems to go on forever. I only rated this a 3 stars because I wouldn’t plan to hike this again based on the 2nd 1.4 miles- once you get there, the summit view is awesome.

hiking
8 days ago

This is a pretty steep hike (like 900 feet of elevation in half a mile kind of steep), but otherwise I’d say it’s on the easier side. The last half mile or so offers great views, though the markers on the rocks are a little sparse at times. The summit has great views all around.

This is a decent moderate hike. Starts out gradually with a decent incline, as you hear the stream on your left. Eventually it will level off a bit before another incline. As you approach the destination (The falls), you actually descend. It's been a relatively wet week, so there were muddy stretches.
Overall it is a nice short hike, and the falls at the end are beautiful, however the trail is very busy. Too busy in my opinion. Perhaps it was because of the long holiday weekend.

PSA-there are no ‘stairs’ on Mt Stairs. In fact, there is a doable but challenging section of stairs that is the most difficult of the whole hike. The ascension rate of the early section of the trail is what makes this rating a difficult- and somewhat the length, if you plan on summiting all 3 peaks. I enjoyed the hike to and views from Crawford the most. The walk to the other two peaks is woodsy and pleasant but longer than you’d expect. My (57 year old) knees rate this as a 3-Aleve hike

difficult but rewarding. great 360 views from the top

totally worth the hike!

Great hike! it is quite steep but the rocks are a lot easier than Amonoosuc Ravine. Not crowded and we had great time sitting near top for Good hour to take the views and eat.

Great views moderate hike. Very fun place to checkout.

Harder than I thought. Over 2 hours of rocky, followed by ledge at a 45-50 degree incline to the top.

hiking
24 days ago

Good short hike (less than an hour round trip) to Ripley Falls. You can park at the end of a recently patched asphalt road going park way up the slope.

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25 days ago

Maybe the picture-perfect early fall day has something to do with my 5 star review but ... I was looking for an intermediate level hike to take my 6- and 10-year old boys. I was looking for a step up from easy strolls through the woods. They wanted to ‘climb a mountain’ and this trail did the trick. The 2 steeps were challenging both ways, but not too hard for them. The views at the top were like nothing they’ve ever experienced without the aid of a chairlift. Took us about 2.5 hours with a snack break at the summit (critical). We all had a great (screen-free!) afternoon exploring, learning and gaining the satisfaction of climbing a mountain.

Very challenging uphill and steep but worth it. Great 360 views at the top in the fire tower. Took us 4 hours round trip including eating lunch at the top. Best for off leash dogs.

Challenging is correct. Took the dog and I a little less than 2 hours to the Tower. Have to pay attention on some of the lower ledges. Will do again

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29 days ago

Just a good uphill hike in the woods with no bogs, no bugs, no mud, and no scary ledges. I found this to be a very pleasant hiking trail, even though its ascension rate is challenging.

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30 days ago

This .6 mile hike into Ripley’s Fall is so worth the journey. There are a lot of rocks and roots to traverse. The path is narrow in places and it was a little wet in places (we went in Sept, probably is very wet in Spring). The granite face of the falls is amazing, creating more of a water slide then falls. The slab is wide so I would imagine in the Spring it’s even more grand.

Very Enjoyable hike up via Bemis Brook Trail and down Arethusa Falls Trail. Truly an awesome piece of nature. Make sure to stop along the many pools and falls along the Bemis Brook Trail.

Loved this hike. perfect shorter hike on a beautiful late summer day. 80, low humidity. Up Arethusa trail. (1hour including walk from lower lot on the road). Some nice climbs with differing terrain. There are a few high steps. Falls are gorgeous and definitely offered a reward for the trip.
Came back via Bemis Brook trail. The "trail" that connects the two was interesting. Very steep and mostly comprised of tree roots and pine needles. A little hairy of a descent. I was grateful for my trekking poles.
It might feel safer to climb rather than descend. Fortunately, conditions were dry so the footng was firm.
The lower falls were definitely worth seeing.
Excellent day in the woods. I would hike these trails again.

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1 month ago

It took about 2.25 hrs up with a few short water breaks and stops to admire the river views...around 1.5 hrs down. I'll echo previous posts about the steep switchbacks after you cross the river. This is a narrow trail and trekking poles help a ton. We were the only ones on the mountain! Spectacular views and a decent workout....hard to beat that!

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1 month ago

Trail was super easy to navigate and it didn’t take long at all to reach the base of the falls. A little more climbing brings you to the top where I was able to sit with my dog and enjoy the views and the sound of the rushing water. Would totally recommend for any skill level!

This trail was so much fun for our family to hike! The perfect amount of a challenge for our 5 and 7 year olds, and the waterfall is beautiful! The kids had a ball walking and splashing in the water.

This trail isn't for everyone. Beginners that are older or out of shape, beware because it quite possibly will challenge you beyond your limitations. If it has rained recently, the trail becomes a bit more difficult with much of the 2nd half of hike navigating slippery rocks and tree roots. I found navigating Mount Washington less of a challenge then this bad boy.

1 month ago

amazing veiw. we went there 2 x in the week . we love it. it good for any age

Surprisingly challenging for a short hike. Loved that you can splash around in the assorted falls along the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

We really enjoyed this hike! Bring your bug spray! There was a passing rain shower on our way down so some spots got slick. But the trail is very well maintained. The grade of this hike is steep at times, but the view was worth it! We only hike a few times a year and completed this in 3.5 hours.

We took the Bemis Brook Trail to the Arethusa Falls. This trail had great views, a good mix of climb and flat areas. The climb connecting the Bemis trail back to the main Arethusa is challenging so for those who are not experienced hikers could have a harder time. If you have any kind of hiking poles I would recommend taking them. The Arethusa Falls are amazing and in my opinion on the level of some I've seen in Hawaii. Bring a lunch or a snack and enjoy a moment at the falls.

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