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Hiked it yesterday, great hike with very limited yellow markings.Need to pay attention to trail so you don't get off. Tricky brook crossing if water is high. Great views from the warden's tower. 360 degree views. I'd do this hike again but in the summer.

excellent hike! Trail is listed as moderate. I believe that is spot-on. I went up to Noon peak first and did the loop counterclockwise. somewhat of a challenge in the beginning but after you reach the Peak at Jennings the trail is completely down hill for 3.2 miles. use caution when following, some of the yellow Blaze marks are worn off and being in the fall it's tough to spot them. overall it was a beautiful hike.

Hiked this yesterday & Sawyer River Road was open. Took me around 5 hours total. The trail itself was pretty with the fall foliage but psychologically tough because most of it is uphill through the woods with few views. Since it was a clear day it was worth it to see those 360 degree views from the deck though.

This was such a great hike, and it was even better with the changing of the leaves! Tree cover for most of the hike, until you get the ridge. We had such a gorgeous, and clear view. If you're lucky, you may be greeted by a few Gray Jays at the top of the watch tower. They polished off more of my trail mix than I did...And as people have stated, Sawyer Rd is open, and it's a beautiful drive down the road!

Fun, challenging hike. Starts of with gradual incline before the slide either way you go. The way up and way down are going to be steep and loose no matter which way you go. I went when it was dry and was sliding a lot so if it’s wet be careful. Views on the way up and down the slides were beautiful but I got fogged out on all the summits. Finished in under 5 hours moving at a moderate pace.

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14 days ago

I would call this more easy than moderate beautiful waterfalls.

I’ve done 16 mtns this year and this is by far the most insane hike yet. Definitely a good call to go up north slide and down south slide. I did this hike on an overcast day after a night of rain. The north slide took me an hour, as there was very little hand and footholds and it was very slippery. If I had done it in dry conditions it would have been less terrifying, but nonetheless a good experience overall. About 75% of the hike is done on an old logging road (Livermore) and is very easygoing, whereas the slide is only 25% the hike, but will take the most time to complete. The slide is very wide, and I veered from side to side as I went up. Try to stay to the right of the north slide, since the trail to the summit eventually starts there. This trail definitely belongs on the terrifying 25, and should be treated as such.

Tough hike up to the tower. Not many views due to cloud cover but had some breaks enough to get an idea of what it must bring on a sunny day. Will probably try this again on a better day

Fun!

16 days ago

This route depicts Signal Ridge Trail to Mt Carrigan/ Desolation Trail and back.

Once atop Mt Carrigan there is a ranger/fire tower where you pick up Desolation Trail.

As previously mentioned, there is a bit of climbing to do on stretch of 5’ to 6’ granite slabs. We went down the slabs, and continued hiking the trail to Stillwater and decided to hike Carrigan Notch trail back to the Signal Ridge Trail head. Fantastic hike. Zero people encounters on the very remote Desolation Trail.

Sawyer river road is open. My fiend and I drove up the road Oct 3 2018 to the parking lot at the trail head

What a hike! Perfect for the end of September. We took Livermore road up to mt Tripyramid trail loop to pine brook trail to scaur trail back to Livermore out with our dog and although going up was a little challenging for him, it was doable with a harness to pass him up and down. Very straight forward trail. Highly recommend.

Love this trail. Perfect day yesterday. Awesome view up hemming peak. Nice gradual hike down drakes brook trail. ⛰

Great trail but we screwed up and did the south peak first instead of going up the north peak and down the south. I think it would be significantly easier to go up the north and down the south. Amazing views from the upper sections of the trails, not so great from the peaks due to the trees.

Took pine bend brook trail to North and middle tripyramids, then descended down sabbaday falls trail. Sabbaday trail, with the exception of one steep section at the top is amazingly gentle sloping, and easy on your feet. I love Sabbaday trail.

I liked this trail a lot. Some steep sections with a nice flat section in the middle before hitting more steep sections. 3 hrs to each the summit and I'm an average paced hiker.

So many rocks and boulders climbing toward the sky forever (ok or maybe for just an hour ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). Not great views but a nice clear shot of Waterville.

The first 2.3 miles was a brisk walk then starts increasing its incline steadily for the rest of the way. Going to the observatory was a little foggy because it was cloudy, but there was still a beautiful view at the summit.

If you plan on going on this route be prepared. The north face is considered one of the hardest trails in the northeast. Do some research before going. It is on the Terrifying 25 list.
Other than that, its a great hike. I enjoyed it and was exhausted at the end. The views on the three tops were blocked by trees. The return trip down the south was very enjoyable after the rock slide.

The beginning is steep, but the majority of the trail is not too difficult. Waterfalls at the end are great.

Views are amazing. Sawyer River Rd. is open.

Good hike with steep inclines. the trail is full of rocks and tree roots so good hiking boots make a difference. No spectacular views until you get to the summit and even then the view is brief. The woods along the way are filled with different species of colorful mushrooms and the woods can seem quite magical. 6.2 miles round trip took nearly 5 hours with breaks. A moderately difficult 4000 footer for beginners.

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1 month ago

One of the pretty trails in the area. We stayed at Waterville valley resorts which has so many trails for biking and hiking. It took us around 3 hours to complete the whole loop as we were a party of 5 and stopped in the middle for pictures and little sight seeing

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1 month ago

Great hike with wonderful views as you approach the peak. Nice tower at the top to catch a little break and chat with some fellow hikers. The trails is in great shape with many opportunities to dip in the creek.

This was a very nice hike. Dense forest with air plants and a generally soft trail with roots and some small rocks. Very peaceful and quiet. The first 2.1 miles are consistently and moderately up with some steep sections where you arrive at a false top. The trail then descends and ascends several times until you reach the summit. Views are to the north where you can hang out on rocks at summit. If you need a break from hiking on trails with lots of step ups and downs this is a good choice. It’s a great cardio workout! Enjoy!

hiked this Saturday, road was open

I hiked this trail with my 8 yr old son yesterday. We made the loop by going up to Noon the Jennings and down Drake Brook. It took us just about 5 hours— the kiddo rallied up the trail but was pretty tired and slow on the way down.
I would say this trail is on the tougher side of “moderate”.
Great views at Noon and Jennings and the hike back along Jennings brook is a lovely, slightly longer, but more gradual trek down (read easier on the knees)

Straight up with limited views and small summit, not likely to do this again but glad I crossed it off the list!

did this as the carrigain loop, went counter clockwise on carrigain notch trail (very easy) to desolation trail(steep 1.8 miles!!!) and down signal ride trail. there are a lot of great camping spots before the desolation trial. 360 degree view at the top is unreal!!! loved it

Sawyer river road is still closed, added 4 mile total to our trip for~ 17.5 total miles

If weather permits, you have to ascend via the north slide. It’s challenging but the views are breathtaking. You can see all of Waterville Valley from the exposed section of the slide. Bring a buddy if you can because it’s very difficult and can be very dangerous if it’s at all wet.

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