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I’m really surprised at all the positive reviews and/or the lack of negative reviews.

Parking lot had a wait of about a 1/2 hour, not a complaint, just an observation.

First, I was barely able to stop from dry-heaving in the restroom. At LEAST 100 flies buzzing inside all over the 4’x4’ room and the most disgusting smell that carried to the outside as well. (We visited several other similar places and the restrooms were very clean, zero flies and a pleasant smell.)

The 1/2 mike walk to the location was nice and cool.

Unfortunately the restrooms weren’t the only bad-smelling place. The entire “swimming area” smelled like dog poop. Every breeze carried it and you couldn’t escape it. The one place where you might actually be able to swim had large sticks and other debris floating around and was decidedly green and murky as opposed to EVERY other swimming hole we visited that week.

There were several dogs, which is nice but the red bags used to discard their feces were unfortunately just left around on the ground in several places and not thrown away but left to lie in the sun.

There were several 6-8 year old kids picking up melon-sized rocks and just tossing them around near other people with no parents in sight to stop them. There of course were the several obligatory pairs of dirty, discarded socks lying in the mud and dirty paper towels and other trash blowing around.

My wife and I looked around and back at each other and were amazed that there were so many normal people seemingly oblivious to how disgusting this place was.

And to reiterate, we visited several very similar places with as many or more kids, adults, dogs etc. this week and every one was a very pleasant experience. The restrooms if available were clean, there was no trash to speak of and certainly no smell. They were ALL quite pristine and certainly blew away the disgusting Diana’s Baths.

I wish we hadn’t wasted the trip there and had just gone to where we went afterward instead.

Again, not sure how my review seems to be the only negative one here. We’re just middle class people from Massachusetts that have been staying at Indian Head in Lincoln for the better part of 20 years. And again, the several other similar places we visited were fantastic. This place however was a dump.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy hike, but you still climb enough for beginners to feel like they accomplished something. Even a Little Rock scramble and the end. Those rocks/Ledge allow for great views.

Even though we hike a lot of hard stuff here in the White’s we like to take this hike when we have a short window of time, but want to get some time in nature. It’s always a good few hours in the woods.

It’s great winter and fall too!

Today we added 3 or 4 miles by taking cutoff and looping over (1.8 each way) to the top of Cranmore Mt.

Another easy stroll through the woods with nice views from the ski lodge at the top of Mt. Cranmore. You share the space with folks that took the chairlift up but there are bathrooms, food and Tuckerman’s beer. Ha. That was a nice addition to our casual hike today.

Awesome trail for beginners with fantastic views for you reward! Loved it and will be doing it more than once.

hiking
3 days ago

View from the top is underwhelming. A lot of greenery. There are a few good clearings with great views though. Not too difficult and it’s a pretty brief hike.

on Diana's Baths

nature trips
4 days ago

A quick and easy walk on a clearly marked pathway leads you to the waterfalls/swimming holes, gorgeous area! Visited on a summer Sunday, it was crowded with lots of kids and dogs but still relaxing. Easy to find your own area to hangout or to dip your feet in the water.

on Peaked Mountain Trail

4 days ago

nice view to northeast. a little confusing as signs pointing to Thompson road parking pointed I 2 different directions an we took the wrong one. take the longer route

Nice trail, very clear markings, and views from summit.

Really cool place. Dog friendly, walk in was easy. Arrive early to get parking is a must!

mountain biking
11 days ago

Rode probably half the trails from the suggested start and had a blast on the two easier loops. Then went up EKG and followed Side Hill to Rattlesnake and back on Swenson. Had quite the encounter with 2 different bears near the old mine site. Got really close to a big one and then a Juvenile a few mins latter.

it is marvellous

walking
13 days ago

Very busy but beautiful swimming hole

hiking
14 days ago

My wife and I (both 68 y/o) hiked Middle trail first and then over to Peaked Mountain. Beautiful views at the top of both peaks. At the beginning you think it's an easy trail, but pretty soon the incline increases and it becomes more challenging. My AllTrails app says 3:16 hrs moving and 4:22 hrs total; 5.4 miles. Enjoyable hike.

Loved it, very busy but worth it! The trail is longer than I thought but very open and not hard at all.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful and unique.

hiking
23 days ago

Great trip for our family, but would say it's somewhere between easy and moderate. I'd still recommend it, but be prepared for more than just a stroll.

This trail was poorly mapped out, we went off trail several times, and could not find the connecting trail out to Rattle Snake Mountain trail. We still got in some good mileage doing Pudding Pond Trail to Pillar to Pond Trail, but we kept hitting dead ends after that. Next time, I will stick to the park map. Beautiful preserve area though! You can get in a lot of distance with in the park if you follow the map and markers precisely.

hiking
28 days ago

nice little hike and place to cool off

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view on this mountain! I will say, though, that I am glad my husband accompanied me, as we switched back and forth on carrying our 2.5 year old in the hiking carrier. It was tough, but what a sweet reward at the top!

hiking
1 month ago

good parking, nicely marked trails that you will share with mountian bikers. Steep, straight, and short. Trails are smooth somewhat free of large rocks and roots. good view.

hiking
1 month ago

10 cars in parking lot. Gorgeous, private, easy hike. Green water (yellow sand, blue sky) makes it beautiful. Refreshing!

nature trips
1 month ago

Diana’s Baths is such a spectacular place! I don’t really consider this a hike, it’s a nice walk up to the baths. It’s normally extremely busy here, but everyone is always respectful and having fun! We brought our dog up with us last time and it was a blast for him to play around in the different baths. Such a fun spot for people of all ages!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Well marked. Hiked middle mtn first then went up peaked mtn right after. Definitely a good call to go up the middle mtn side first and descend down the peaked mtn side.

hiking
1 month ago

easy, wide open, well marked and nice view from top. we took a side trail after the summit to add more miles.

1/2 mile to the pools. Flat path, could even bring a stroller (high quality with jogger wheels). Good easy walk in woods with two year old.

hiking
1 month ago

This was such a nice winter hike. It’s an easy out and back with a beautiful view of the baths. The water runs under the frost and it’s very cool!

Great Trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Stumbled upon this gem while looking for light hikes to do the day after hiking in the White Mountains. Boulder, or take the side trail, up to higher levels with differing pools to soak your feet in. Will definitely be back here next time I'm up near Conway.

1 month ago

great easy trail for young kids and out of shape folks like me; great views of Maine and Mount Washington. blueberry bushes galore once you clear the tree line if you go up at the right time of year.

hiking
1 month ago

There are 4 trails which are all in the same entrance then you can choose how long of your hike on the way. I and my dog did the shortest one 1.1 mile, Black Cap Mt. It was very good. The view from the top is gorgeous.

Your car need to good on breake and can go to steep road.

It says 2.5 Miles.....but according to the sign at the bottom from Thompson Road it was written 4.4 Miles one way....explain please??

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