Trip Reports

If you’re looking for a hike near the Notch Hostel see #RecommendedHikes in our blog. Not all hikes posted in our Trip Reports section are suitable for everyone.

Mt. Moosilauke – 2020-10-18

Destination: Mt. Moosilauke Trails: Appalachian trail (southbound) Hike Date: 2020-10-18   Conditions:Lots of snow on the trail and high winds at the summit. Going up from beaver brook is rough and would be even more difficult coming down. Snow disappeared around 2000 feet nearing hwy 25. If there weren’t footprints of other hikers to follow … Continue reading Mt. Moosilauke – 2020-10-18

Mt Haystack, Mt Lincoln, Mt Lafayette – 2020-10-06

Destination: Mt Haystack, Mt Lincoln, Mt Lafayette Trails: Falling Water, Old Bridle Hike Date: 2020-10-06   Conditions:Wet rocks going up Falling Waters Some muddy spots going down Old Bridle, rocky pretty much all the way down   Submitted by: Amanda Kendrick  

Mt. Nancy – 2020-09-26

Destination: Mt. Nancy Trails: Nancy Pond Trail, Mt. Nancy Herd Path Hike Date: 2020-09-26   Conditions:Trail was in great shape. Almost no mud. The herd path up Nancy is very steep, but the path was always obvious and easy to follow. Parking & Road Access:About 6 cars when I arrived, and 10 when I returned. … Continue reading Mt. Nancy – 2020-09-26

Moriah carters traverse – 2020-09-06

Destination: Moriah carters traverse Trails: stony brook to carter moriah to carter dome to nineteen mile brook Hike Date: 2020-09-06   Conditions:dry, gorgeous day!   Submitted by: Emily E Guay  

Liberty Springs to Kinsman Notch – 2020-09-03

Destination: Liberty Springs to Kinsman Notch Trails: Rocky, Bonanza Hike Date: 2020-09-03   Conditions:Very muddy, especially after kinsman. Otherwise good, safe. Equipment:Light day pack with only essentials, and trekking poles Trail Maintenance:Two blow downs   Submitted by: Daniel Tenbusch  

Mount Pemigewasset – 2020-08-20

Destination: Mount Pemigewasset Trails: Mount Pemigewasset Trail Hike Date: 2020-08-20   Conditions:Dry, packed down, rocky Equipment:Day pack for short hike Parking & Road Access:Pack at the flume visitor center. Can fill up fast. Comments:The trail seems misleading. You keep going up and up with what seems like no end in site. But, when you get … Continue reading Mount Pemigewasset – 2020-08-20

Mt Moosilauke – 2020-08-20

Destination: Mt Moosilauke Trails: Root and Ivy Hike Date: 2020-08-20   Conditions:Amazing! Warm at the bottom then got colder as we climbed. Windy at the top but sunny and clear!   Submitted by: Ashley Conway  

The Flume – 2020-08-07

Destination: The Flume Trails: Flume Gorge State Park Hike Date: 2020-08-07   Conditions:Well maintained high traffic area. Lots of children. Great views. Plan on waiting in line for access to viewpoints. Easy hike overall. The trail is now a forced one way loop due to coronavirus. Reservations are required for access. Equipment:Regular old sneakers   … Continue reading The Flume – 2020-08-07

Fronconia Ridge – 2020-08-06

Destination: Fronconia Ridge Trails: Old Bridle, Falling Waters Hike Date: 2020-08-06   Conditions:Mostly dry with some sandy mud on the way up, a few spots of standing water in the way down Falling Waters. The rocks are slippery from polishing in some of the areas. Equipment:I wore approach shoes and still was sliding around on … Continue reading Fronconia Ridge – 2020-08-06