NE 4,000 Footers
NE 100 Highest
NH 4,000 Footers
NH 100 Highest
NH 52 With A View
NH Belknap Range
NH Ossipee 10
Sandwich, NH, Waterville Valley, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The McCrillis Trail
Route: Flat Mountain Pond Trail, McCrillis Trail, Rollins Trail, (Mt. Whiteface), Rollins Trail, Blueberry Ledge Trail, McCrillis Path, Tilton Spring Path, McCrillis Path
Trails were mostly dry and in good shape. Maybe saw 3 minor patches of mud the entire day.
McCrillis Trail is quite vague in places and could be hard to follow when fresh leaves fall. Scrambles aren't as tough as Blueberry Ledge Trail, but wouldn't want to do this in wet conditions.
Blueberry Ledge Trail was dry and the lower reroute is becoming pretty well established.
Tilton Spring Path also a little bit vague in the middle section - fresh leaves would obscure this as well. Wouldn't want to drink out of the spring pool right now...water is trickling into it, but not out of the pipe.
McCrillis Path can now be hiked from Ferncroft to Whiteface Intervale. New reroute heads uphill from old McCrillis Path, climbs a good 50-100 vertical and has lots of minor ups and downs. Footbed is inconsistent, but it looks like folks have spent lots of time building things to smooth it out. Middle portion of reroute goes along a nice gorge. Lower (Whiteface Intervale) portion follows old logging roads and pops out at the Ambrose Nature Preserve entrance. Temporary blazing is up at vague junctions/turns.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Flat Mountain Pond Trail trailhead
The Ossipees as seen from the south peak of Mt. Whiteface
Tilton Spring Path
The new McCrillis Path under construction
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113A to Whiteface Intervale Road. The eastern Flat Mountain Pond Trail trailhead will be on the left, shortly after Bennett Street.
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