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.

This one is a favorite for me. Hiked it many times and is often one of the first of the season. The last trip up was last year and crossed paths with a bear, hoping to avoid a rerun of that tomorrow.

Both Arethusa and Frankenstein’s cliff are easily one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. The Arethusa trail is moderate, but one your way back make sure to look to your left and take Frankenstein’s Cliff trail. That’s where the real work begins. Pretty difficult, but extremely worth it.

A great burn. Well-marked trail. No snow or mud left. Bluebird views.

Hiked this on easter with a couple buddys, great hike almost no snow. A littile ice here and there..

Safe, relatively quick, and well-marked trail. A good burn even for fit hikers. No mud or snow left this year. The black flies and mosquitoes are terrible, and if you have a dog I would bring extra water because there is no access to streams. Other than that, a great hike close to North Conway with gorgeous 360 views from the tower.

Awesome trail! Some parts were tough but the view from the cliffs is outstanding, very rewarding hike

Beautiful but difficult! Worth it!

It was pretty awesome!! The falls where all breath taking, especially the big one, such a beauty! Took the yellow track, it was good and challenging. Coming down is steep and slippery, the leaves would make me fall on my bottom even with hiking boats and sticks. If you see a empty train track, take a right, then follow the blue and yellow signs to the lot!! Loved it overall.

backpacking
7 days ago

Did this one on a lark. A sneaky difficult and fun l, short-ish climb with unexpectedly one of the best views of the entire region. The views at the top are easily 5 star on their own. I started at roughly 10 and was back at the car by 2:30 on a cloudless day

Amazing hike! make sure you do Bemis brook (yellow trail) that shoots off of the blue trail. Its a steep climb at the end but very rewarding as there is two beautiful waterfalls.

hiking
10 days ago

My favorite hike in New England! It always feels like you’re at the top but there’s always more to this trail, I defiantly recommend and make sure to bring extra water and some snacks

This is NOT a moderate trail. Very difficult due to sharp ascent pretty much 90% of the trail. All pretty much rock stairs up. Nice views though. Just not a leisurely hike up.

I always enjoy this one, So many peaks visable. Not muddy or slippery yesterday.

Great hike and waterfall! Great time of year to check it out :)

hiking
14 days ago

The beginning of this trail is currently under water and will take some creative maneuvering/ bushwacking to get past the first few hundred feet. There also seems to be a bridge out over a brook near the bottom, but it was a relatively easy crossing. Overall, a great hike, challenging but worth it for the great views. A little bit of snow near the top in places but it will be gone soon.

Hiked this one a couple of years ago. A difficult climb in places, spectularly rewarding at the falls, which are exquisite. The hike back to the world is less taxing and quite pleasant. pack snacks and lots of water.

Lots of fun. Snow and ice has melted enough that it was manageable for a newer hiker. Views are great and worth the hike. We went later In the day and were slipping quite a bit on the wet rock near the top. Plan to take your time coming down.

hiking
20 days ago

Excellent hike. Very icy sections this time of year but the falls are great. Properly equipped you will have a great time. Just FYI, the first bridge is out, but the rocks gave a decent path across.

Half of this route is on a paved road - I would avoid this unless you love pavement.

Summited Wiley this morning around 11:30 via the Ethan Pond Trail I wanted to get Field and Tom as well, but the cloud cover was still pretty dense. Beyond the cairn, around the next bend to the right, it was pretty much pea soup. As of today, all the streams are still easily crossed, but the posthole danger is very high, especially on the snow bridges over the streams. The first two sections of stairs were an easy walk-up, but I could have used an axe or two on the upper ones, as they were still ice-covered. All in all, beautiful trail, nicely maintained!

An amazing trail. Bemis brook brings you by two more falls, and Arethusa falls are amazing! It's a bit of a challenge but continuing onto the Frankenstein Cliff portion gives you amazing views of the mountains surrounding the area!!! It's definitely worth the trek, and one of my favorites!

Always a beautiful view!

Still a lot of snow at the end of April that made the climb up to the top (and the descent) very challenging. Crampons or spikes are a must. Many icy rocky spots on the top. The trail is fairly swampy all along the way, so make sure to have proper footwear. The view is gorgeous though. Totally worth the hike.

We went in late April, still lots of snow on the trail. I was not expecting anywhere near the amount of water to be flowing on the falls. Incredible. We hiked up half way through rain and it was worth every step. Take the Bemis brook trail up before joining the arethusa falls trail 0.5 mi up—you get two bonus falls, but a lot more unsure footing!!

Wonderful hike. Bring crampons this time of year.

Enjoy!

We did this in November of 2015 from Echo Lake via the Bryce Path. There is one really steep section and when you get to the top you can go left for Whitehorse or right to Cathedral. We went left and came out to Whitehorse. The views were great but we didn’t get to hang out very long as we were losing sun (we started this hike too late). At the top in the back there is an entrance to an easier winding way back down and we took that. It ends up winding back and forth and then goes by the golf course by the White Mountain Hotel and comes out in the parking lot there. We cut across the golf course because it was really getting dark. We need to do this again and head over to Cathedral next time:)

hiking
1 month ago

Very well-marked and beautiful trail. Challenging at some points. Amazing views!! Unfortunately I couldn't quite make it all the way to the firehouse- had a scary ice wall that I just couldn't cross. So close!! Will definitely go back to make it all the way to the top.

Fantastic views. Good for all hiking levels.

By far one of my favorite hikes. Not too challenging amazing 360 views with some shelter on top. Already can’t wait to go again.

trail running
1 month ago

First time up today. Great views of Attitash and the Valley. Some sections are quite steep. Out and back in an hour. Slow run/hike.

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