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Beautiful hike up down and around a brook. Perfect for children.

6 days ago

This is not a loop. Just hiked this yesterday. Knights Bridge (which showed on my GPS) does not exist. This is an out and back trail. Go up Irenes path to the overlook and continue on to the flume location. But then turn around. I went down the old scar trail that is very overgrown and forded the river at the end to get back to the road.

poorly marked trail.

12 days ago

Nice walk in the woods, I would consider this more on the easy side of moderate. The cascading falls and area for a dip in the cool water are fabulous.

1 month ago

I did the loop, and while it was a fun little hike, not something I’d do again only because there are so many other option.

Great afternoon hike! Went up to Noon Peak then continued on to Jennings Peak and down Drakes Brook trail. Jennings Peak has absolutely spectacular views of layers and layers of smaller mountains and foothills to the south/east. Definitely don’t skip the small spur to get there, it’s well worth the minimal effort! Plenty of room to spread out on the ledges. We hiked with 3 dogs who were very happy to finally reach the brook toward the bottom as this is a very dry trail.

Love this trail. It's uncharacteristically dry for spring hiking; no worrisome slick ledges or slippery mud on slopes. We ascended via Sandwich Mtn Trail and descended Drakes Brook, all in the quiet (saw very few people on Memorial Day weekend!) Jennings Peak has beautiful views and dry ledges. As others have said; the bulk of the vertical rise happens early, and then you walk on a soft mountain pass. I rate this trail moderate. Yes, there are steep parts, but if your balance is good and you take it at your own pace, you'll do fine. Shorter legs (small humans) may have a harder time on some of the steps up.

Great hike. Perfect weather. Trail in wonderful condition. Creek Crossing a little deep. I dropped a white snowshoe halfway down. If anyone finds it please hike it down and hang it or lean it on the sandwich mountain trail sign at the entrance to the parking lot. Thanks

Got my snowshoe back!!!!!! Thank you trail magic!!!

Pretty hike. It was certainly microspike worthy-especially next to the cascades. The yellow blazes could use some touching up and the trail could use some maintenance - lots of down large trees on the 1st 1/2 of the trail. Would like to come back during the summer to really take advantage of the gorgeous cascades.

At this time of the year (late Nov/early Dec) the top 1/3 of the trail is snow and ice covered. The middle 1/3 was frozen ground and ice patches and the first 1/3 frozen ground. Foot traction was a definite benefit on the middle and top of the trail. There were some tall steps and small scrambles involved. The ridge line was fantastic with glimpses of view between the leafless trees. Clouds were rolling in and we could see Mt Washington above the cloud layer, then the higher clouds rolled in but Mt W. continued to shine through them and slowly got covered by them. It was incredible to see that mountain shining through all those clouds. The blazes are old an could be easy to lose the trail. In the snowy sections it had already been broken. But isn't that part of the fun of hiking, needing to figure out the way sometimes? Hiking is not just another walk in the woods. Paying attention and continuing to look should keep you on the trail. Tricky part is when the trail turns left at the top of the stream. Great hike and would do it again.

8 months ago

nice hiking, pretty, pleasantly hilly, but hard to follow the route, yellow marks on trees help. we are pretty experienced and ended up taking a completely different route than planned.

I did the east pond loop trail.
5 mile round trip.
very dense woods in most places, very rocky and you cross several creeks and muddy areas. good shoes recommended.
not a lot to see until you get to ponds. little east pond doesn't give you a great view. it's kind of marshy, not much of a pond. east pond however has a gorgeous view.
overall good workout/good hike

very primitive trail markings and no views. next time would do south side. lots of moss on rocks so don't bother in wet or fall/winter conditions.

Is this really a loop? The way back according to this map was unmarked and confusing, so after the falls I turned around and went back where I came from. The way out is beautiful, like a walk in a magical forest. Definitely easy rather than moderate and perfect for beginners.

9 months ago

The first bit is steep, but after that, an easy path through the woods over to the waterfalls. Very rewarding hike for moderate effort. Lots of places to stop and view the multiple falls and pools. Water was very clear when we went in late September.

Short but sweet. Hiking along stream for maybe 1/4-1/3 of trail. Beautiful view at summit. Best part? Ran into only one other person - no Chocorua traffic jams here :-)

10 months ago

Right in our backyard! It's varied - ski slope to cross country road to beautiful cascades to winding path. A quintessential New Hampshire hike!

Quiet trail with a beautiful view at the pond. Your voice echoes on the mountains, highly recommend.

trail running
11 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

we just went up Smarts Brook trail about a little over a mile with our dog. it was beautiful and quiet and the river was awesome. We picked out at least 3 picnic/swimming areas where we can come back with our 9 year old. Jogged back, great trail for trail running.

This was a really nice Trail. All ages can enjoy this Trail and the views are beautiful.

The trail started out very flat and then got really steep. The lack of trail markers made it difficult at certain areas. The trail itself was okay, but the lack of views made it rather unsatisfying.

Flats are great, ascents are steep. Nice hike to hit a few 4k footers, very pleasant in parts and strenuous in others. Can also turn this into a semi-loop by going down the Sabbaday Brook Trail and walking for a bit along the Kancamagus.

trail running
Friday, June 30, 2017

This is a great walk/hike into Waterville accessing the 4,000 footers from the Kancamagus.. Using the trail on weekdays makes for an awesome and quiet outing. The review states that dogs must be leashed however this information is incorrect. Dogs are welcome in most areas of the WMNF and must be under control but certainly not leashed. The town of Waterville Valley does not mandate dogs be on leash either. My concern with erroneous reporting is that hikers will have an expectation and become contentious with folks perceived as non-compliant. Please take the time to modify the information.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

not bad could have better signs

loved the scramble and the river crossing

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Very pretty well marked

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pretty tough in the snow, but I bet this would be a nice hike in the summer!

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