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1 day ago

Beautiful views from the summit. I hiked this in the fall & the colors of the trees were simply amazing. Very well traveled. Passed lots of friendly hikers of various ages.

Another great day. Worth the hike to the Panorama Pub.

You really want to wear crampons at the very least, but I actually would have done this in snowshoes. Loved it

Great trail! mostly flat, offers a few great views of the lake just a small walk off the trail. Great for the dogs and any level of hiker. Trails are decently marked, but I refered to the app a few times to make sure I was on the right path. From the parking lot walk to the right, go left at the road, walk 20 feet, turn left at the trail gate, everything is easy to see. Fun trail, took 3 hours taking our sweet time.

trail running
4 days ago

Great on running snowshoes too.

5 days ago

Good hike; continuous and easy elevation gain, trail easy to follow, and decent views. Even with the new snow the trail is pretty well packed down and quick to hike. Took about 40 mins to summit from trail head. Just wore winter boots and had trek poles. Crampons are not necessary.

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Completed this hike on Sunday morning. It was great. True mileage to actual summit is 5.2. I wore snow shoes (first time) and really enjoyed. The level of difficulty was perfect for my first snow snow shoe experience. Took us about 4.5 hours. Highly recommend this hike in winter. With no leaves on the trees you get to enjoy great views for most of the decent. There are several southern view points starting about 1 mile into the hike. The final summit is after a walk through A denser pine forest that was no pretty with the snow and its a norther view of the mountains. Overall a great day, pretty views and only a dozen or so other hikers. However, when we got to the parking lot at the end of the hike around 3 there were several people and several "active" dogs getting readyto hike. We were very glad we finished before they joined the trail. For maximum enjoyment go early and off season, you will love it! Happy hiking.

Surprisingly easy hike, the trail steadily ascends the mountain at an easy-to-moderate grade. At the top, when you find yourself looking into Crawford Notch, 1,000 feet below, you'll be surprised that you hiked all the way up from there. The summit has unique views, however, it also has an enormous cliff, so be cautious if you have children or are afraid of heights.

Great snow shoeing, hard to follow trail near the top

I just recently hiked this trail in the wintertime and there were (surprisingly) fair conditions at the summit. Washington is known for being home of the world's worst weather so it's extremely important that you constantly check the weather before attempting this climb in the winter. Also, proper gear is crucial!! Be sure to check out Eastern Mountain Sport's Mount Washington winter hiking gear list online so that you know what to bring. Extra layers are a must. Be safe out there!

Short scrambly bit near the top, but otherwise very easy. Lovely view from the top, and the ruins if the old hut were great for taking a break out of the wind.

on Mount Willard Trail

8 days ago

Gentle climb.

trail running
9 days ago

Nice for snowshoe running after trail packed by snow machines. Muddy in the spring, be careful. Can go as far as you wish to the east as an out-and-back.

A beautiful hike, even though it’s a bit muddy and icy right now. Not too strenuous and has beautiful views.

When we went over Memorial Day Weekend, it was warm, humid, hazy, and the bugs were irritating. However on a clearer, cooler, drier day, I think this would be a great hike. The first overlook (and arguably the best one) is about 1.25 up the trail. Much of the trail ascends fairly gradually on a ridge with excellent views of the Lakes Region. The summit has decent views north towards the White Mountains. On a clear, cool day after bug season, this would make a great hike.

The first mile or so is gradual, mostly on old logging roads. After that there is a fairly steep section, about one third of a mile long. The remaining mile to the summit is moderate, and there is good footing for nearly all of the trail, almost no rocks. Black Mountain’s location on the far western side of the White Mountains means that it not only has vistas of New Hampshire peaks, but also long range views into much of Vermont. Less popular and easier than the Chippewa Trail, the Black Mountain Trail is truly an undiscovered gem.

Hiked on Feb 28. a clear and warm day. will need to use micro spikes. Walked from lower gate. On top the wind was NOT blowing, took off spike at tree line.

Great winter hike!

13 days ago

the perfect trail with my pup! we absolutely loved it! perfect for any skill level. we took the black diamond trail. A+

13 days ago

Nice walk. Very flat, but very scenic. I went on a late Sunday afternoon and didn't see anyone the entire walk in. On the way out, I did encounter a lot of people given the late hour. There are a few benches and several informational plaques along the trail. It will probably be gorgeous in the fall with the changing leaves.

Really great bang for your buck hike.
The shortest option to the top is only 0.2!

This was my first time hiking this trail, highly recommend giving it a try. Phone battery died when we reached the hut.

Nice trail but maps were old and unreadable several trails off main one would have been nice to see where they went

Toughest hike for me so far... I loved It! The views are absolutely amazing. Weather was clear and partly sunny as I walked up but you could see the clouds blowing over the ridge line like something out of a movie. Bring your ice cleats or crampons. plenty of places to slip and fall. Especially climbing back down. There was a decent amount of wind the walk up but nothing crazy.

Nice hike, just took the main trail (technically an old fire road) out and back. It’s pretty much the same the entire way, never steep, just moderate and steady, the grade doesn’t really lessen until the end. There’s nothing much to see on the way up, but the views at the top are amazing. A full panorama of the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, and beyond.

15 days ago

A bit muddy and the top 1/3 would be easier with spikes. Otherwise, nice hike. Saw coyote or wolf tracks at the top and bear tracks on the way down! Views were quite good.

Did it in June tough haul, and in Feb to hermits hut, pack snow temp in 40’s easy like a paved highway and going down on soft pack edges easier!

on Mount Willard Trail

19 days ago

Good trail for walking the Dog before leaving her behind for a day of skiing at Bretton Woods! This would also be a great trail for families with elementary aged children to introduce their kids to hiking(there is even a great picnic place up top).

Pros: Easy and accessible in the winter.

Good views (especially considering the effort)

The trail steadily ascents at a gentle incline.

I was surprised how busy the trail was considering it was end of February on a Tuesday (although it was NH school vacation week). I can imagine this place would get packed in the summer.

19 days ago

one of my favorite views! well marked, and well groomed. steady incline. would be suitable for any level hiker - just take your time if you are a beginner! our puppy did great! huge reward for a shorter hike. happy trails!

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