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bugs
fee
rocky
7 hours ago

Great hike on a nice trail. If there were a skill level for moderate plus I would put it there. At one point there is about a 60 degree incline for about .2 miles. This is physically challenging. Great views from the top of the fire tower. If you are at the latrines the trail continues directly across the street. Don’t go up the dirt road. Bug spray to start and reapply during the trek.

hiking
8 hours ago

Great hike. Steep but easy. The hut offered quesadillas, tacos, candy and drinks for purchase. You must wear a mask to go inside. I didn’t have one but used my shirt to cover my moth to check in inside. Pretty well kept. Bathroom was clean despite being on the top of a mountain and unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to ask about renting those rooms. It was blocked so I assume that’s not happening this summer.

hiking
15 hours ago

Amazing trail, I followed the ridge to Franklin and Eisenhower, and if you look at my recording its only 10.2 miles and a little more elevation than just doing monroe. If you have the time, do it! Bag those peaks ;) stopped at the waterfall on the way back for a quick AND I MEAN QUICK, dip, glacier water basically.

Not many people on trail today. Very limited view at top due to fog/clouds but still a great hike, relatively short and easy.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
16 hours ago

wide path narrows as it climbs to the falls. steep in parts and crosses over rocks. we found ourselves off trail looking for blazes which we lost track of a few times. some bugs, but they tapered off as we got higher. beautiful view of mountain vista from the falls. lingered on the rocks to splash in water and have snacks. enjoyable hike if you're short on time or aren't looking for a major challenge.

hiking
bugs
rocky
17 hours ago

The trail was a tough cardiovascular trail, not too bad technically as it was just very steep, you didn’t have to climb many rock features though. There are no views on the way up so make sure you go the extra .3 of a mile to get to the top because once you get above the tree line it opens up to one of the most stunning views of Franconia notch I’ve ever seen.

snowshoeing
bugs
muddy
rocky
17 hours ago

Beautiful waterfall and nice view at the top. also was buggy, rocky, and muddy, but nothing to stop you from doing your thing.

You want to pay attention to the trail markets; there are several offshoots. It's also very biggy. Bring the big spray!

hiking
22 hours ago

Great hike, not hard and a great view.

It is an 8.4 mile hike. Parked two cars. One at Edmands and another one at Crawford to avoid the ~2 mile walk. Would prefer going up Edmands (initially flat and then steep) and coming down Pierce then crawford path, as Edmands has bigger rocks and involves scrambles and can be slippery while descend on or after a rainy day. Views from both the peaks are amazing. Coming down from Eisenhower to Pierce is a fun hike with nice views. Bug spray is a must. Overall a moderate hike and is highly recommended.

I’ve hiked Monadnock a few times. Each time has been the same. It is a very difficult hike in my opinion. I really feel like it’s harder than some 4,000 footers that I’ve hiked. Every time I have come I hiked the white cross trail. The views at the top are completely worth it though. 360° views are beautiful and there’s a lot of room up there if you’re worried about COVID. Take your time on the rock slabs.

We went up Pierce and then to Jackson. The hike up Pierce was good. It would have been better if I wasn’t so tired. Hiking up to Jackson from pierce was a bit sketchy in a few spots. We ended up taking a wrong turn and not going down Jackson. Instead we ended up going to Webster which added a mile or so to our trip leaving us pretty disappointed, but we got out with an hour of daylight left.

One of my favorite 4,000 footers. It’s so beautiful even before you get to the summit. 360° views. I would absolutely choose this route as opposed to going up to pierce and then over to Eisenhower. I personally thought this trail was on the moderate side as opposed to being rated as hard.

Great trail, was very well maintained with great views! Difficult, but worth it. Went up the Ammonoosuc and was planning on going down the Jewel. My sister had the idea of going down beside the Cog railroad tracks because it was a shorter distance and it was getting dark. That was a BIG mistake. Very steep path with loose rock and gravel, we slipped and fell multiple times. Moral of the story, stick to the Jewel trail!

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

I did Tom, Field, and Willey today. It was awful. By far the worst three mountains of the 4,000 footers I’ve hiked so far. Tom didn’t have a view at all. There was barely a view at Field. Willey had an okay view at the outlook. I personally didn’t find going down Willey to be as steep as everyone said it would be. The ladders and the flume were the best parts of the trail. It’s super muddy and trees are over the path so watch out. I’m just glad I never have to do these again.

It was a great family hike. My wife, myself 4 year old daughter and 9 month old son. We took lots of breaks but the view was worth it. My daughter hiked almost to the top solo. I had to carry a few times for the last .25mile. Then gave her a lift on my shoulders the whole way down. My wife did the whole thing with our son on her back. Already talking about doing it again when our son is older.

Great trail, the view at the top and the waterfalls were beautiful I definitely recommend! Up and back took 5 hours 20 minutes. Bring plenty of water and a snack for the top. Waterproof shoes are important for passing the streams, it did get slippery there. Steep incline and challenging for a novice but easy to follow and no real climbing.

Worth the effort. Very steep with lots of scrambling. Coming from the fire road, the trail can be very narrow and occasionally difficult to follow.

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