Hike Mt. Crawford

New Hampshire Mt. Crawford

Added by Jon Secord

  • Amazing 360 degree views of the White Mountains
  • Countless photo opportunities

Don't let the relatively short 2.5 mile hike up Mt. Crawford fool you, you certainly work for the amazing views from the summit. Located in Crawford Notch, park in the Davis Path lot almost directly across from the Notchland Inn on Rt. 302. The trail starts by going over a footbridge crossing the Saco River, and passes fairly closely to a few houses before entering the woods. The moderate incline of the trail continues for about .3 miles, then very quickly gets steeper and more difficult for another 2 miles. As you near the summit, the trail breaks open to rock faces, and finding where the trail continues becomes a bit more difficult. Past hikers have built rock cairns which help guide your way. After ducking back into a thickly wooded section for another .2 miles, the trail opens again as you reach the rocky summit, giving full 360 degree views of the beautiful White Mountains.

Pack List

  • Good hiking boots
  • Snacks
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Crampons for winter hiking
  • Extra warm clothes
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

5 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

8 months ago

First Actual Hike

The conditions were very icy and muddy but that was expected being that it's March. The trail was rocky and steep at certain points. Once we hit the top where the boulders are we had an awesome view. Well worth it and recommended.

8 months ago

10 months ago

The Hike

Great hike and intermediate is a good rating for this trip. Definitely recommend shoe spikes and at least a walking stick. Watch out for the ice in the winter it is well hidden.

10 months ago

Added by Jon Secord

More Adventures Nearby

Hike to the Oak Hill Fire Tower

New Hampshire / Shaker Road Parking Area

Climbing to the Fire Tower on Oak Hill is a great urban adventure, short enough for a lunch break trail run or a morning hike with the family.

Sara Sheehy
6 Saves

Hike Artists Bluff

New Hampshire / Artists Bluff Trail

Starting from the Bald Mountain trailhead, the Artists Bluff trail takes you up a short but steep 1.5 mile path to a beautiful rocky overlook of Franconia Notch State Park.

James Lynch
27 Saves

Photograph Fall Foliage on the Kancamagus Highway

New Hampshire / Kancamagus Highway - Route 112

Driving the Kancamagus Highway is something you can do as a way to cross the White Mountain National Forest quickly from I-93 in the east to Conway, or it can be an entire day's activity.

Chris Mongeau
33 Saves