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Hiking Mt Tremont in New Hampshire’s Crawford Notch

Stony Brook Waterfalls Mt Tremont Trail

Stony Brook Waterfalls Mt Tremont Trail NHBartlett Innkeeper on Mt Tremont NH Summit

Mt Tremont Trail can be accessed approximately 2 miles east of the Bartlet Inn Bed and Breakfast on US Route 302.  Mt Tremont is 3371 Feet.  My husband Nick, innkeeper and avid hiker, and I – not so avid hiker, did this hike in about 3.25 hours.  I was nervous about so much altitude but found this a great hike.  It was very difficult in that the trail is very rocky, uneven and strewn with tree roots.  Put that on a incline and it does make for a slippery climb with challenging footing.  Saying that, I love that the first third of the hike as the trail travels along Stony Brook which has endless beautiful waterfall cascades and clear pools and river running over sheets of granite;  Just beautiful and a great distraction.  The second 2/3 of the trail are relatively steep but the foliage was beautiful and there were sections of the trail that were red and then yellow. Towards the last third of the climb you pass through a section of trail with trees and exposed roots that makes you feel like you are traveling through a hobbit colony!  One can get glimpses of Mt Washington  and Crawford Notch and I imagine as the foliage drops from the trees the views grow en route.  From the top the views are spectacular looking down at Sawyer Ponds below as well as Greens Cliff and Bear Notch Road and the Kancamagus Highway.  The footing down was pretty hard on the feet.  We found the hiking poles a great help on the descent giving us stability climbing down the steep slippery rocky trail.  This was a great hike if you enjoy beautiful New Hampshire waterfalls and incredible views and do not mind a challenging trail.  For anyone just interested in waterfalls you could do the first section of the trail only and really have a nice easier hike!  Any questions call The Bartlett Inn who offer trail advice to all their guests.  We help you find the best hike for what challenge you are up for and interests you have. Call  800 292 2353 For More Pictures of our hikes check out our Face book posts. Hiked 9/21/11

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