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Nice little secluded hike. Constant moderate grade and trail in good shape. Woods were perfectly still and silent and the fresh snow was soft. Hike to Big Rock Cave had traffic, but beyond we were the first down to the brook which was running high and fast. Made a turn back today rather than cross.

Our group of 6 planned on hiking both White Face and Pasconaway.. we decided to leave our snow shoes behind which was a big mistake. We used hillsound micro spikes all the way. The ledges at the top of Whiteface were challenging. The traverse on Rollins was filled with 1.5 feet of snow. We post holed over a loosely broken trail by one snow shoer. We were exhausted and decided to save Pasconaway for another day. It’s definitely winter and snow shoe season in the White Mountains

Cabin trail to Whitin brook to Big Rock Cave trail. Excellent and fun!

A wonderful hike on an autumn day. The rocks and caves were awesome to see. The Whiten Trail portion was not well marked with maybe 3 blazes in 1.3 Miles.

There was so much forrest destruction along the upper trail portion. It was sad to see but it looks like a microburst did a number.

We did encounter a ground nest of bees on Whiten as well and several of us were stung. Just be careful as you near the cabin trail intersection.

There were five of us. We only saw 3 people and we were on the trail nearly 4 hours. We loved the hike!!!

Great trail, well blazed and maintained so it's easy to follow. You will have to park a bit before the trail head as it starts past some private property. Pass by the white farm house on the right, take a left onto Squirrel Bridge road over the little bridge, then continue following a few signs to the actual trail Actual distance ended up being closer to 7 miles. Most of the trail was pretty moderate, getting gradually steeper after the junction with the cutoff trail. Note that the last portion of the trail requires a good amount of climbing which makes it very difficult to do with a dog. I brought along my 11 pound dog so it was possible to hold and boost him along the way, but I can't imagine doing it with a much larger pup. I also would not recommend this trail in rain or high wind due to the climbing! The views on the last half mile are beautiful, definitely worth the scramble.

Great up blueberry ridge, don’t go down Walden to old mast. Take dicey mills instead. This loop is 12 miles not 10! Oof haha
Also, a little too scramble-y up blueberry ridge, glad we left our pup at home

Great rewards for the 79 yo White Mountain devoteé. Misadventure defending (first time) by the Tom Wiggin’s. Tom W should rest more soundly when his experiment is never repeated except by a mycologist prepared to sashay from tree to tree to prevent the almost certain treacherous skid. Go Blueberry Ledges up & down unless you loop over Passaconaway. Celebrate this classic hike!



6 months ago

Well marked, challenging trail that is not too crowded. Very steep scrambling section near the end that could be treacherous in wet conditions or for nervous/inexperienced climbers. Most of trail is enclosed (including summit) but there are several fantastic outlooks.

The summits were underwhelming and most of the trail is enclosed in the woods, but there are several spectacular outlooks! Trails are well marked but challenging and include some scrambling (especially Blueberry Ledge.) If you decide to do BL, take it on the way up instead of down.

Underwhelming. Essentially all the hiking is below the tree line and there are only a handful of viewpoints. Physically challenging, which was nice, but wouldn’t do it again.

56* F Today a little warm up. Peaceful trail this time of year. Many other larger mountains in the area. This one 2780 Ft. is very steep the last 1/2 mi. Today I almost turned back top 3/10 mi. trail was a solid ICE FLOW . Going was very slow. traction & poles... Will do this again in summer so I can relax a little.

Really fun trail, great summit views, and not many people compared to comparable trails elsewhere in the Whites. Really underrated hike.

I did not do the loop in this map, we went up the Blueberry Ledge Trail across the Rollins Trail and Down the Dicey Mill Trail.
It is a difficult trail but manageable if that makes sense. There is rock scrambling as you approach Whiteface but we were fortunate to have dry rocks, I would imagine it being difficult if it was wet or icy.
The weather in the morning was slightly muggy for 50degrees, when we got to the rock scrambles it was starting to get windy which was refreshing and the sun was poking out through all the clouds. We got some amazing views. As we started to head to Passaconaway the wind was bringing more cloud coverage and we were in the clouds for that summit which is fine as we got the great views at Whiteface. As we started to head down we had a mini overlook where you could see the cloud line and the foliage below. It did start to rain as we made our way down Dicey Mill but because that section is predominately covered we weren't getting too wet. We did bust out our rain jackets and bag covers right before the end of the trail as it started to get heavier.

I would hike this again but probably only do Whiteface as there was more to see especially after the 1st rock scramble.

Parking was fine when we got there but when we walked back to our car it was VERY packed. Glad we start early.

As we drove out their were 2 moose in an open field (male and female) so we had that opportunity to hang out for a second and admire their beauty.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Whiteface is much less popular than some of the other mountains around here, so you won't see a ton of people along the way, nor even at the summit. The trail is woodsy and very rocky—hard to walk at times due to all the rocks along the way. Once the trail starts opening up you have to walk straight up a rock to keep going. I can't imagine any dogs would be able to do it. The summit is a little anticlimactic but offers nice views to the south; on the way up there are also great views of the mountains to the east.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Great hike for a bit of exercise and a fair amount of solitude.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hard but wonderful trail with lovely vistas. Mainly forest. A few scarce options to put up your tent. Dogs allowed on trail. Some parts are quite steep. Be aware that there are several other trails not indicated here: so read signs carefully to not take the wrong trail or enjoy getting lost switching between trails like I did and making almost two loops.

Very steep for the last 1/3 of the hike but fantastic viewpoints as you get close to the summit. Since you have to start at the Ferncroft Rd parking lot it ends up being closer to 7.5 miles out and back. I'm a fairly athletic person but not a serious hiker and it took me almost exactly 4 hours. Definitely recommend it if you have done some harder hikes before but would not recommend if you are new to hiking.

There are a variety of trails in this area accessible from the most idyllic parking area hands down! These range from an hour or two to a full day or two. We chose to hike to Mount Katherine, and enjoyed an easy and leisurely paced walk through field and woods to a nice rewarding view at the top. Easter Egg: find the frog pool.

Blueberry Trail is a moderate to difficult trail. Very steep in some areas and some scrambling is required as you reach the south (false summit)..with spectacular views.. continue on another .3 miles to the actual summit marked only by a cairn. This trail can be done in (approx) 6 hours, however , we chose to rest often , enjoy the vistas and talk with other hikers making our hike 8 hours..a challengindg , but awesome day !

I took the Blueberry Ledge trail and summited Whiteface, went over to Passaconoway, and made my way down. They were my first 4000 footers, and I've been hooked ever since!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Not the greatest view since the peak is in the woods but there is a rock clearing shortly under the peak with a great view out south-east.

We took the Blueberry Ledge trail which is the shortest trail to the summit, 3.9 miles out and back. It starts at the parking area on Ferncroft Rd. You walk from the parking area to the end of the dirt road to reach the trailhead. The hike starts off easy and is a slight incline for the first 2 miles. You will then come to a long stretch of stair climbing that come in/out of trees that offer beautiful views of the lakes region. The last part of the hike is challenging with steep rock ledges where scaling is involved. You will reach the top of the ledges, but this is not the summit (a beautiful stopping point to have lunch). You need to continue on the Tom Wiggin trail for .3 miles. The summit is wooded and it is not officially marked, just a pile of rocks on the right of the trail. This trail is not recommended in wet or icy conditions. I took my dog however he struggled on the ledges and is extremely agile, so I would not recommend it for most dogs. There are beautiful views just below the ledges if you're not interested in reaching the summit.

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