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bugs
muddy
no shade
rocky
13 hours ago

This trail is beautiful!! We were expecting rain and preparing for the numerous steep granite slabs to be slick, but it didn’t rain at all while we were on the mountain. If it had, the slabs would’ve been pretty dicey. Lots of big rocks to navigate and climb over, which I really enjoy. Incredible views for pretty much the whole hike! So rewarding. I’ll absolutely be back.

some muddy parts, but overall in good condition! the flies are INTENSE right now, so be sure to have sunglasses and bug spray.

I made the loop this weekend, the rise of flume is surprising! At first it starts easily and the climbing eventually happens! I did not expect to climb so much! Sometimes I was afraid it was slippery and easy to fall !! But it was a very nice climb despite everything but I will say more or less for beginners! Returned to the flume mount, the cross will have the Liberty is snowy! Set crampons! And the return via Liberty spring is good but, but not bad snow again! Cleats needed! :)

hiking
21 hours ago

Took the Piper trail up and followed the Chocorua loop trail the rest of the way. It was more moderate than I thought aside from a little scrambling at the top. With so many viewpoints, it was a great hike. Can definitely see why this trail is as popular as it is.

22 hours ago

Be advised that the red line on this map does not follow along a trail in some parts. we became quite confused after summiting Mt. Major. ended up finding our own way to Straightback and didn't have time to summit Anna. if you're looking for an Anna summit I'd find a different alltrails map. that all being said we had a great hike to Major and Straightback starting at this trailhead. very nice loop. better than doing Major from the VERY busy trailhead.

hiking
22 hours ago

Beautiful hike today. I would rate as low end of moderate rather than easy, merely due to the persistent incline, stream crossing and abundance of roots. We were unable to simply hop across the stream, so we waded across barefoot. Very cold, but at least the rocks aren’t slippery. You’re mostly hiking through forest, but there is one nice view of the Moats and other nearby peaks before the final push to the top. The summit has beautiful 180 views to the west. No bugs at all and just a light rain towards the end.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
22 hours ago

One of my favorite trails. It was very muddy, streams on the trail, and a few snow patches as you get to the summit. Make sure you wear good traction shoes for the slippery rock faces. I’m not in the best shape, so it took me some time, but it’s definitely doable. Very windy at the top but it was a beautiful day. Definitely recommend this trail for dogs and families.

5/18/19 great hike! The falls were wonderful! Part of the trail is closed do to wash out, but there are so many trails to choose from over 28 miles of them!

hiking
blowdown
washed out
23 hours ago

5/18/19 the falls were wonderful! A part of this trail is washed out and closed, but there are many trails to walk! Over 28 miles of trails to choice from! Was a great workout and so much fun! Will be back! Be careful of bugs and ticks!

hiking
bugs
muddy
23 hours ago

This loop is closer to about 6 miles round trip for the hike we did. For the time being (I don’t know how much longer) you have to check in at the visitor center and pay - normally, I think the pay station on the road is open during busier seasons. It is $5 per adult to access the park (or free with a NH state parks license plate). We were told to park at the visitor center parking lot and walk the 1/4 mile down the road to the trailhead. This was a great hike to get in some mileage on some easy/gradual trails. Some good patches of mud along the way. Views from the tower were beautiful, even with the clouds today. Only a couple of areas where the incline was more moderate, but brief. Followed the Mountain Trail (blazed in white) up to South Ridge Trail (also blazed white) to the tower for the ascent. Took a small detour on the decent via a trail blazed in orange from the summit that met up with the white blazed South Ridge Trail - not sure if this orange blazed trail has a name. Quite buggy.

We were looking for a short walk while driving home from Acadia to Vermont and this was a beautiful way to get a stretch of the legs. Short, easy hike with a pretty stream and interpretive signs. It was a warm spring day and it smelt so good in there.

hiking
muddy
scramble
snow
23 hours ago

My husband and I completed this hike yesterday, May 18th. It was snowy towards the top in a few spots still, however we made it to the top without spikes. We ended up taking the auto road down to avoid slipping down the snow on the way back. It took us about 9 hours, 15 miles. I would definitely hike this again but only in the summer! And even though it would be “cheating” I would have loved a ride down.

hiking
23 hours ago

Easy and kid friendly trail (finished with 3 year old). Trail was well marked and we did not have any issues with it being overgrown. A few small mud spots which are very easy to navigate around. There are a few geocache locations to find.

easy paved walking/biking trail,small parking off of Kendall Pond Rd. from there you can take trail into downtown Derry,or go the opposite way towards Windham.

Well marked and taken care of. I took red up & blue down- it took under 2 hours. The incline gets steep quickly, but doesn’t take long to get to the summit. The view from the top of the fire tower is incredible, full 360 of mountains and lakes! One of the best views I have seen on local hikes.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

While there is a beautiful waterfall at the start of the hike, the trail is VERY unmarked. The markings are old and hard to see. The path is also rocky with loose logs all over the place. Myself and another person ended up off trail for a half hour and when we got our way back onto it we didn’t even bother climbing to the top due to the amount of bugs. There are also many ticks here, we both found ticks on ourselves after the hike. There are other better marked trails in the area just down the road. Skip this and do those instead!

Hiked May 18, 2019, no snow at base, lots of snow at elevation. Currently the trail at elevation is a skinny monorail and very deep and soft snow on the sides, all this while being in the tree tops near the summit. Overall it is a solid moderate hike, any real steep sections are short, and the first two miles are flat. I plan on doing it again. The views from zeacliff are fantastic. Took 5.5 hours

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Depending on your athleticism, age, and any disabilities, this is a Moderat trail. There are inclined, declines, and some room across the trail. There were some of the parts that I was able to walk around. It was a perfect Birdsong detox after a 4 Hour Dr. to Portsmouth. There is an easy trail to the left of the welcome center. That is raised and disabled accessible.

hiking
blowdown
snow
1 day ago

Did the trail this weekend with my 7 year old and we loved it. Took Crawford Path up to Mizpah Cutoff to Mizpah Spring Hut where we stayed over. Kate was the caretaker and she was incredible, especially since the palace was packed and she was so calm and kind. The trail was moderately steep, turning into a solid snow pack about a mile in. Definitely need snow spikes and hiking poles on the descent. The monorail is narrow and any misstep puts you thigh deep in the snow. The Mizpah Cutoff was particularly challenging for this reason because it seemed less traveled. Great spring hike!

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bugs
1 day ago

This is a great hike! We heard tons of birds and frogs! Was very buggy but it is black fly season. Saw about 2-3 ticks. I had a blast!!!

Beautiful hike to the waterfall!

Sawyer river road was closed - so add 3-4 miles to the full in and out hike. Early going is easy - but shortly after the start of the climb portion there is a mostly stable snow monorail. Hikers should expect to posthole regularly - which made for slow progress up and down. My estimate is 1.5 miles of the latter conditions (3m total). The pre-summit lookout is clear of snow. The monorail from the lookout to the tower was stable. Overall- recommend micro spikes and possibly gators. Our feet were soaked by the time we finished. Great views and friendly gray jays at the summit.

nice view at top. it's a workout but it's close and lots of parking too.

great trail for an afternoon hike.

Absolutely stunning trail. The Bemis Brook detour is rough but worth the extra sights!

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hike, and we were alone in the trails on this beautiful Sunday! Nice view at the top.

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

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bugs
rocky
1 day ago

Great hike! Would definitely do it again. The trail is steep in parts and generally rocky. Where the trail splits, we took yellow to Mount Major and then blue on the way down. I’ve done it both ways and prefer blue up and yellow down. The trail was tagged as kid friendly. I would not recommend for young kids.

muddy
1 day ago

Decent trails though very wet after winter. Many areas should not be opened yet. However, great walk overall. I would say this is an easy set of trails, not moderate.

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