Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

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

Beautiful but difficult! Worth it!

We took the Bemis Trail, saw beautiful Falls and cascades. Then Trail turned very steep and we were basically rock scrambling to get back to Arethusa Trail. When we finally reached Arethusa Falls, the tough parts seemed to be a distant memory at best. Beautiful Falls, God is good...all the time and all the time God is good!!

Great trail. The Bemis brook part of the trail was a bit steeper than I expected at the end to join up with the main trail, but worth it for the extra 2 falls. Overall well worth the time. No snow on the trail but a bit muddy in places

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
3 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

One of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen.

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.

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

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 :)

Perfect day to climb, bluebird, cool and lots of water cascading!!

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
16 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.

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!

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!!

Beautiful 50+ degree day. Trail was slushy and hard packed snow. Pretty slippery but totally worth it.

Wonderful hike. Bring crampons this time of year.

Enjoy!

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.

this trail pleasantly surprised me! was much steeper and more of a workout than anticipated! we took the blue blazed trail. steep for the first half or more, then levels off a bit until you get to the falls. I wore crampons which came in handy - the snow was well packed down but was starting to melt so it was a little slippery. doable for any level hiker if you take your time. this trail was SO well marked. such a reward at the end! the falls are breathtaking. our pup loved this trail! enjoy!

Beautiful scenery, and waterfalls were incredible. Huge, and ice is thick enough you can walk close to the falls and see the water running underneath.

Icy trail (after rain and hard freeze and significant foot traffic). Would not do Bemis Brook without crampons. Blue-blazed trail running straight to the falls is doable or even easy without them, though difficult in spots.

This was a great trail. We are beginners and found it well worth the hike to see the falls. They were completely frozen where we were standing on the falls. next time we need to complete the loop. Weather was getting a bit gloomy this day.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail itself is nothing special, though it is very well-marked and easy to follow. The view from the summit would make fighting your way through 3 miles of thorns and vines worth it, though. I climbed twice last summer, yesterday was my first winter ascent here and spikes are an absolute necessity. It was icy from bottom to top, with several sections of extremely hard, thick ice that showed evidence of people sliding once you got past the ledges. Full crampons wouldn’t be overkill, I brought mine “just in case” and we saw several hikers wearing them. Make the effort to really stamp your spikes in, and if you use poles drive those in as well.

It was a bluebird sky almost all the way up, but clouds started blowing in when we got near the summit. The views were still amazing, my partner was huffing and puffing his way up after 3 months of forced rest from a bad mountain biking wreck and he thought the views were worth the effort. The temp was maybe 5F, with 20+mph winds, so the 15 minutes or so we spent out of the wind in the fire tower after getting our pics were a nice break before the trip down.

Total time spent on the mountain, including breaks, was 6.5 hours. It was a very enjoyable hike, one I won’t have any problem doing again.

I went on a rather cold day a few weeks ago and broke trail. I would not consider this trail hard. I did the loop, coming from Arethusa Falls. It’s rather moderate, considering other trails in the area. It was hard only because we had to break trail, almost the entire loop. Although now there is probably mostly ice left..

Thought I would need snow shoes but that’s not the case today. Had the it to myself and the fall was so beautiful

3 months ago

A gorgeous hike to a magnificent waterfall.

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