Saco Lake and Elephant Head

Carroll, New Hampshire

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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.
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains

by Robert N. Buchsbaum (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

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.

©  Robert N. Buchsbaum/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Carroll
Distance: 1.2
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
Topo Map: Saco Lake and Elephant Head Topographic Map
Guide Book: AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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9/2/2015

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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