Explore the most popular forest 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.

Beautiful start to the fall with this hike. We stared on Ethan Pond Trail, and then climbed to Willey. I will say that we were disappointed of hikers comments using numerous resources that it is dog friendly. We sadly had to turn around once we hit the ladders (probably another half hour left to the top) because our 80 lb, very athletic dog just couldn't do it. I would not recommend bringing your pup unless you plan to carry them on the ladders. We will be back without him to summit this beautiful 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

hiking
3 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.

hiking
8 days 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!

This trail was very steep! And very difficult! Slippery on the way down! The view at the top was amazing but this is not for beginners!

I went up the cliff path first so I wouldn’t have to on the way down... those first couple miles were tough! But it was really refreshing getting to the waterfall right near the end. The rest was a breeze after that!

A great hike with a beautiful payoff at the top!

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.

on Cathedral Ledge Trail

10 days ago

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

This trail has a variety of scenery and is not heavily traveled. We hopped onto this after taking the Bemis Brook and Arthusa Falls trails. The climbs are decent, if you are a newer hiker just take your time and it will be fine. The ridge top has a nice view. Be careful on the climb down (or the climb up if starting on the trail head.) This had a lot of small gravel and was a bit slick even in dry weather and with hiking boots. Would not recommend wearing sneakers on this trail if you can avoid it.

hiking
11 days 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.

Very great trail for a leisurely hike or connecting to more serious ones.

Randomly did this the other day. Great climb and beautiful views at the top.

backpacking
20 days ago

Hiked this trail today with my 2.5 year old daughter in a backpack. Was a tough go on a couple of the really steep sections but making it to the summit made it all worth it. Highly suggest this trail, great bang for your buck!!

on Mount Crawford Trail

hiking
21 days ago

This is a great trail for people who hike frequently!My boyfriend and I haven’t hiked in a long time so we struggled. The majority of the trail was a steep incline but the view at the top was worth it! It took us about 2.5 hours to get up to the top and a little over an hour to get down.

This was my first hike ever. I found it a little too easy but I'm a skier and a great climber so...I figured I would. It doesn't have the best scenery though and Hurricane Irene did a number on it's later sections after you reach the peak if you keep going.

hiking
22 days ago

Would highly recommend this trail for any levels, with the understanding that it is moderately steep very quickly in and through the entire length of the trip up. Views are worth it!

Good hike- I did the Red Ridge trail as an out/back to the Moat Trail junction. It’s relatively flat for quite a while, then steadily up. You are very exposed at the top; sun protection and lots of water are a must have. I’d say moderate difficulty level is appropriate.

hiking
28 days ago

Great moderate to hard hike. Pitch is pretty consistent with some steep and heavily rooted sections near the top. Great 360 degree views from the fire tower. My wife and I are in our 50's and in pretty good shape and took 4 hours and 40 minutes round trip hiking time. We found this and South Moat Mountain to be similar in difficulty and both had great views at the top.

It's hard. A lot of climbing up rocks. Worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Well maintained path, definitely worth the hike with a amazing view

Completed this as a traverse to include Mt Resolution, Mt Stairs and Mt Crawford. What a great day... 4 52vw peaks with non stop views

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful trail. Red ridge is really gorgeous, especially compared to Moat Trail. It’s worth the extra mileage just for the views and terrain. The hike in general is really varied, though it can get a little iffy when the rocks are wet. Stunning 360 views from North Moat. Summer means seeing a lot of people at Diana’s Baths so next time I go will be fall. Keep in mind there’s a $5 fee to park here.

Did this as an impromptu hike while checking out Echo Lake. Some parts are steep but the rocks were t as slippery as I thought since it rained that morning. It was very heavily trafficked and it didn’t take that long to get to the top, and of course the views of Cathedral Ledge was the icing on top. Loved the natural stairs and the old abandoned car on Bryce’s Path was so cool to look at. Trail markers were very clear and easy to follow. Would love to attempt this hike in the winter!

We started the trail via Frankenstein Cliffs which was a pretty steep incline but happy we got the hardest part over with in the beginning of the trail. There were very few people on the Cliff trail but once we got closer to the falls, there were many more- a little too busy to my taste. But all in all, a very beautiful 5 mike hike from start to finish and a great workout. It took us 4 hours but we stopped and picnicked by the smaller falls.

Great 3 hour hike. Recommend heading towards Frankenstein cliffs first. Steep climb through shaded area that pops you out onto gorgeous outlooks. It had just rained a day prior to this climb so Arethusa falls was going strong. There are a lot of side paths to other falls and small pools, so if you have time to explore, you could easily make this into a full half day hike.

Great hike! It was rated as moderate (*I see now, 24 hours later that it’s rated as hard) and it definitely was challenging. The views from the top are amazing! The ascent was tough- took us about 2 hours and 45 minutes. It had rained a few times, so the descent was slippery, even with poles. All in all it was 6 miles round trip.

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