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

Absolutely incredible adventure. Definitely not for beginners and is not easy but 100% worth the the hike up.

This trail is really rocky and the descent can be very challenging and hard on your feet. The summit is beautiful and large so it’s easy to find a spot to take some pictures away from other hikers. There is quite a bit of traffic on the trail and it can be difficult to find a camping spot.

Love this ride! One of my favorites in the great USA

I read about this crash site several years ago and kept it in the back of my mind for when I wanted a 1/2 day hike. The parking area is right off Rt. 118 on Walker Brook Road. The trail is an easy walk up a fire road for the first 1 mile. At this point the road ends at a field, upon entering the field there is a small cairn where you turn sharp right and off into the forest you go. Shortly after entering the woods you will find a small yellow sign indicating a brook crossing 750 feet ahead and a yellow arrow on a tree at the crossing point. Once across the brook the climb begins. The trail is not official and not well marked, but with care it can be followed without much difficulty (look for orange ribbons tied to trees). From the brook crossing up the climb is steady and a bit steep. The final 1/2 mile to the crash site is very steep. You will first approach the 2 engines and some scattered debris. From there look up and large portions of the fuselage, wings, landing gear and many smaller pieces of debris are scattered across the mountainside. A memorial plaque was placed on a boulder in 1992 and is surrounded by small American Flags left by visitors to honor the crew. Be sure to do some online research before your visit as knowing the whole story will enhance your visit to this historic site. There is also a side trail marked with ribbons that head down to the left (when looking uphill). I did not follow it as it steeply descends into the wilderness, however upon returning home I read it leads to a scenic waterfall. Maybe a nice spot for lunch?

I actually watched a few YouTube videos as part of my research for this hike and found them helpful. The story about the wreckage was also very interesting.
My daughter and I hiked it July 4th. There are no trail markings only surveyors tape. It’s a pretty easy walk the first 1.2 miles. Walk until You come to a circular field. You will want to look to your right at about 1 o’clock to see the actual trail head. It enters the woods and you will come to a brook look for the yellow signs, one will read “crossing 750 feet ahead” continue until you find a yellow arrow pointing towards the brook. After you cross the Brook follow the trail that runs along side it, you will come across a Cairn with a flag that marks the trail that you need to follow keep on the lookout for pink survey tape to help stay on trail. It does climb steadily and somewhat steeply for the remainder of the hike. Seeing The wreckage, site and dedication was very humbling.
My daughter And I loved the mile walk in and out because it’s full of wildflowers and we saw a about a dozen butterflies in that area - absolutely beautiful

wonderful place to drive through and spend the day swimming in the lower falls, didn't want to leave

We did this hike as a family with our 8, 5 and 2 year old this past Sunday. The first mile was easy for my 2 year old, but then did have to be carried the rest of the way. Getting to see the plane was a big incentive for my older 2! Great hike! We had a lot of fun, just be sure to have bug spray!!

scenic driving
2 months ago

Beautiful views. You’ll get nowhere in a hurry, though!

Challenging trail, given the snow. Even though it was around mid May, we were underprepared gearwise (no snow shoes, no trekking poles). We decided to turn back during the descent towards Mt Blue since the trail was fully covered in 2-3 feet of snow. Got ~10 miles under our belts, and will return to complete it when it is warmer.

scenic driving
3 months ago

Fall is always the best time to visit. Hoping to someday travel on the motorcycle. Lots and Lots of views and scenic lookouts. Pack a lunch and pick a nice quiet spot to enjoy the views and mountain air.

Amazing hike ... lol we had not planned on humping through at times waist deep snow...but no one died :) ..... Bring a small flag to leave at the dedication plate.

Very scenic, especially in the fall, however it does get rather crowded on Columbus Day Weekend. Lots of great places to admire the views and hike.

scenic driving
10 months ago

If I’m reviewing the drive only - A couple wow stops and some moderate views but far less vistas than I had hoped. Better views to be found on the surrounding hikes.

scenic driving
11 months ago

love it . exspeacialy go when sunsetting it so beautiful.

There is no trail head marker. You start off on a old carriage type road,once you enter the woods the real trail starts. It is fairly steep, lots of roots. Seeing the wreckage, the dedication plaques is very humbling. Took us 1 1/2 hours up, to the wreckage site.

Beautiful trail and excellent hike. The trail is poorly marked. There was no sign to change from Beaver Trail to Asquam Trail.

scenic driving
Thursday, July 13, 2017

What an amazing drive!! Made the trip the first weekend last October and although not quite at peak the foliage was blazed with color. Planning on making trip once again this fal...One of the top leaf peeping drives in America for sure!!

This trail is poorly marked which make it difficult to navigate at certain points and its also pretty steep. Nonetheless, its a nice hike. The whole time you are in search of the B-18 US bomber which went down in 1942 which make this pretty adventurous.

Awesome loop.

backpacking
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Somewhat treacherous hike, bugs, steep ravines, steep inclines. Extra cloths snacks water recomended. May-oct snow free. Beautiful memorial of a B-18 crash site.

A lot of traffic everywhere on a busy Saturday!

camping
Sunday, August 16, 2015

We come here all the time, so beautiful, coming from MA usually we start on the Lincoln side and it's just great, this year we started on the Conway side and is not as pretty as the other side.

hiking
Sunday, September 28, 2014

A truly beautiful drive. The energy was positive and grateful, something that carried over most of New Hampshire to the end of the border of Maine (unfortunately Maine lacked this positive vibe, boooo). The highway is 2855 ft above sea level, surrounded by great mountain on all sides, and water_ways leading into the Atlantic Ocean. And the colors, oh the amazing colors and foliage of New Hampshire! The changing greens, yellows, reds, purples, and pinks, and the ruffled beady textures were a perfect birthday gift. Certain parts of it lead into the wilderness of the White Mountain State forest where the are plenty of serene trails to explore. There were signs to watch out for Moose but we didn't see any :{ I really want to see some moose now! (that's my goal) The Franconia Notch highway connects to this one, and the Franconia mountains along with the Old Man one may be seen. Plus there are a bunch of overlook and stop areas throughout the drive. This was a super awesome part of the 24 hour road~trip!

hiking
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This is the South end of the Kinsman Ridge section of the Appalachian Trail. Parking is just beyond the Beaver Pond on the same side of the road. Have not hiked this yet, but I will soon and I'll include a track, pictures and review.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Breathtaking. The White Mountains have changed my life. I'm hoping to find a teaching job up here so I can move here.

camping
Friday, June 27, 2014

my wife and I love coming up here and exploring new places to camp and hike. It's always worth the drive.

scenic driving
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

It has been many years since I did the Kancamagus in the fall. Even though the foliage was past peak it was still beautiful everywhere except the high country. One nice thing about a week day past peak foliage was the light crowds.

scenic driving
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

One of the most beautiful scenic drives anywhere. There are a lot of cool places to stop and enjoy rapids, forest, mountains and more. I really love it in the fall.

hiking
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Probably rate this as most scenic drive in New Hampshire

hiking
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Beautiful drive! Every few miles you can just park and start hiking one of the many trails right off the highway. There are tons of vistas with amazing views. Definitely a must do if you are in that part of NH. Happy driving!

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