Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Intervale with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
6 months ago

I'm a fairly inexperienced hiker so if you don't have a lot of experience I would consider some parts of this trail moderate, trying g to navigate over rocks/streams but overall it's a nice hike with very little elevation gain. lots of tree roots and rocks on the trail so make sure you have a decent pair of hiking shoes or boots.

hiking
6 months ago

Typically spectacular Evans Notch hike. Last hiked on June 2, 1996. Took about 5.5 hours with an hour at the top for lunch. Easy hike until near the top, when became steep. A number of great river crossings. Great views from the top. Parked near campground entrance at the kiosk.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail with beautiful views. Overall level but rocky, not for the unsteady. Good place to camp by the water.

hiking
8 months ago

My husband and I attempted to access this trail from the trailhead indicated by AllTrails and Google. While there is a campsite located at the supposed trailhead, we walked all through the forest and along the river bed and found only the faintest indication of a trail. No blazes, no signage. Not to be defeated, we drove along the road taking a left to cross a small bridge and drove to the next location the East Branch Trail crossed the road. We could see the makings of a trail but if there was a trail it is no longer maintained and is quite overgrown. See my photos. Very disappointing!

Trail is no longer maintained.

hiking
8 months ago

Hike on 9/4/17, day after a rainstorm. Trail was soggy, and with all the roots and rocks it made for some slippery hiking. Although the trail was flat as a pancake, the rocks made it difficult at times. My mother-in-law found it easier with trekking poles, though I'd take your less able-bodied friends when it is dry.

Nice place, saw no one! Hiked the day after rain so the rocky path was slippery, be sure to wear appropriate shoes.

Trailhead is at parking lot for Basin Pond approx 1/2 mi off Rt 113. Relatively flat for first 1.3 mi until you get to Hermit Falls loop & the Falls....after the falls it climbs moderately/steady. Ive read in some reviews that it is steep near the top, yes, but nowhere near as steep as I was lead to believe after reading the AMC book & speaking with 1 party who were on the way down. A good choice for a 1/2 day hike with decent views at top of Basin Pond & surrounding other summits.

hiking
10 months ago

The hike was a pleasant one. The track is level for all those who shy away from climbing. The path, as mentioned by others, is very rough. One must walk around and over many, many rocks and tree roots. The lake is beautiful. As this is early summer and we've had some rain, the mosquitoes were ferocious. I re-applied bug dope several time in the two hour walk.

I recommend this hike. It would likely be best in the fall and early winter.

walking
11 months ago

Is the road open to the parking lot? Love this hike but last time we tried to go road was closed. Great family hike !!!

hiking
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Starts out as what looks like a camp road for the first mile or so and then morphs into a hiking trail. There is a turn off for Brickett Falls. It's a short detour and worth it. The trail is well marked and fairly easy for the first 2 miles with lots of switchbacks. The last mile + gets much steeper. Their are beautiful views of Baldface and the surrounding mountains once you get to the top. AllTrails is misleading on the length of this out and back trail. It's about 6.4 miles total. Definitely worth it. Bring bug spray.

hiking
Thursday, November 03, 2016

Hiked it on 10/20/2016 and enjoyed a beautiful day on the trail. The trail was very rocky and had many roots but was dry as we hadn't had much rain as of late. I noticed there is a privy not far from the hut for those who may be looking for facilities.

walking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

South branch is rocky and slippery when wet. Otherwise an enjoyable Fall hike. Stopped at lean-to on way back for lunch and nice lake view. We heard Loons but did not see them. Will bring binoculars not time.

I only did the first part of the trail - Wild River Campsite to the Overlook just past the Rim Trail Junction. It was a beautiful hike. One of the best I have done yet in the Whites. Not difficult at all and quite a view at the top for your effort. There is no rock scrambling required and only a few steps greater then 12". The trail seemed well used and we met quite a few people. But bring your map! There are so many junctions it is easy to get turned around, we had to show two groups our map.

The trail starts with a simple walk through the woods with some bog bridges. Then it follows a creek up, there is one crossing, which could be a challenge if the water was high. Following the creek is steady up and beautiful! Once you leave the creek you have about a half mile to the overlook, and that is most of the elevation.

The AMC map says this segment is only 2.3 miles, but the sign at the top (and my GPS) both said it was 3, with a couple side trips (including to scope out a nearby tent site) it made a nice 8 mile round trip.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Great easy trail for the family.

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

Rocky in spots. Good for the whole family.

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

Great loop trail for an easy hike or a hike with kids. Beautiful sights and a nice shelter. Was told the trail can get swampy when it has been raining.

hiking
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Beautiful.

hiking
Thursday, September 17, 2015

We have hiked the Basin Trail from Basin Pond Campground to the Basin Rim junction several times. The hike starts off fairly flat then ascends steadily to the base of a large cliff. After skirting around the cliff, the last 100' is a steep scramble.

The view out over Basin Pond is well worth the effort.

The trail does continue over the ridge and on, but we usually return the way we came.

hiking
Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Basin Rim trail runs from Mount Meader along the edge of the cliffs overlooking Basin Pond to the summit of West Royce, then down to meet up with other trails in the saddle between East and West Royce.

The footing is good and the trail is relatively easy along the ridge, with the only steep section on the switch backs just east of West Royce.

Much of the hike is on the top of the ridge, giving a nice airy feeling of being high up, yet still sheltered in the trees

Good views to the south and east from several spots along the rim.

hiking
Saturday, June 15, 2013

Great alternative access to Baldface ridge. Follows stream, hardwood and deciduous forest, multiple viewpoints, open summit.

hiking
Saturday, April 20, 2013

I love this trail. Coming in from the logging road east of Intervale the trail with a loop around the lake is 3 miles. Last time I came up from the North Freyburg Maine side. This route is 6.5 miles with the lake loop. The southern shore of the lake gives beautiful views of Mount Baldy.

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2012

Great hike! My girlfriend's brother jumped into the Emerald Pool at the beginning of the trail. According to everyone we ran into on the hike we were going around the loop in the wrong direction. We should have taken the left trail when it splits instead of going up the right to hit Eagle Crag first. It is a very long hike for anyone who isn't used to hiking. We got started at like 10 am and walked out of the woods when it was dark after 8 pm. Also saw a horned owl while on the hike. Views are incredible.

hiking
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