Mount Willard Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This popular hike in Crawford Notch State Park offers top-of-the-ridge views of the notch and surrounding mountain ranges for minimal effort. Some consider it the “best little hike in the Whites." We won’t argue. The path to open ledges is broad and easygoing, with gradual ascents and short distances. The trail is widely popular in the summer with day hikers and tourists; it’s also within short walking distance from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s new Highland House lodge and information center.
Mount Willard is a frequent destination of Highland House guests and small-group guided tours. But, the good news is that come winter, much of the hiking horde has disappeared, leaving this lovely mountain trail to savvy winter walkers and snowshoers. Stop in at the Highland House for a look around, updates on trail conditions, and prepared trail lunches and snacks. You’ll find the staff knowledgeable and friendly and, if you like, you can hop on one of their guided snowshoe hikes, offered several times a day. In any case, don’t miss a trek on this little gem of a trail-guided or not."