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hiking
21 hours ago

Trail was breathtaking, should not be listed as moderate it's more on the easy side. State of New Hampshire does a good job maintaining it. But kinda touristy. would definitely hike again!

Had the pleasure of starting this jaunt early on a Sunday morning. Total moving time hiking up Little Haystack was 2 hours 10 minutes. Descending from The Hut was 1.5 hours. It was a beautiful day and not very busy. Total hike time was 6 hours. Recommendations: pack as light as possible, wear sturdy shoes with ankle support as there are lots of loose and large rocks. You can refill your water (I didn't and 3L was plenty for me) and carb up at the hut. It was a great view but dang it's a tiring hike if you're hauling booty. Gotta love the Whites.

It is a nice trail with steady elevation up. No trail marks, but should be easy to follow. However we did make a mistake around 1 mile, missing a sharp turn. There is log pile supposed to block the way, but we just walk over. And found we were not the only group in the off-trail woods. It is a good workout and the review on the top is beautiful.

It's above moderate I think. It took us 2h15min to get to the top and 1h50min back. It's very steep. It was a cloudy day, so we didnt enjoy ghe view. Unfortunatelly.

mountain biking
1 day ago

Nice hard packed trail relatively smooth ride. Elevation gain is very gradual and almost unnoticeable on the way out of Lebanon to peak near Canaan. Easy to carry speed in the return trip. Scenery made the ride rewarding.

hiking
1 day ago

I would definitely say this is a Moderate level trail! Pretty steep in places, but the views are totally worth it!

hiking
1 day ago

Moderately difficult, steep and slick at points, but great views on the little spot trails and the cliffs.

Took us 5 and half hours to finish. I went with total of 4ppl (2 guys/ 2 gals). I logged it 15K steps. Took us 2 & half hours to go up to the summit and spent 45mins on the summit. We came down with slightly 2hours or less if I don't have to wait for my friends who are afraid of height.

Foods/Beverages - I brought 5bottles of spring water (16.9 oz) with some snacks( snack bar, beef Jerky, peanut butter).

Clothes - The whole trail I only wear a t-shirt and a short hiking pant. Probably the weather was nice and warm on that day. But I do recommend bring a long sleeve or a jacket.

I would rated this as moderate difficulty. Wasn't that challenge. Even I have to admit the mountain is pretty steep. But once you get on it, It was not scary as you think. I also saw many kids and young as 6years old doing this hiking.

I would recommend for First time hiker that want some challenge.

This trail should be rated somewhat above moderate because of its steepness. It took us about 3 hours to get to the top. There's also a lot of rock to climb and not much to view on the way up. The view at the top is worth it though!

Absolutely loved the views! The hike going up to little haystack was very difficult, but it was so worth it once you hit that first peak. 10/10 would recommend!