Saco Lake and Elephant Head

Loop • 1.2 mi • 0 ft

Wooden bridges, the chance to toss stones in the water, and huge rocks make the walk around Saco Lake a great one for small children. Continue up a short climb of Elephant Head for impressive views down Crawford Notch.
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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Carroll
Length: 1.2 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.0 hour
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Contacts: White Mountain National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Topo: Crawford Notch
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A perfectly, somewhat challenging hike for two older, out of shape people. Just enough elevation to be a workout. A fair amount of rocks adds to the challenge, but not Mt. Washington rocky. The view of Crawford Notch and to the SE is wonderful. A great value for the effort. Well maintained trail and no trouble finding our way.

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