Nancy Pond Trail

New Hampshire

Distance6.7mi
Elevation Gain3,593ft
Trailhead Elevation944ft
Top3,155ft
Elevation Min/Max944/3155ft
Elevation Start/End944/944ft

Nancy Pond Trail

Nancy Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Carroll County and Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 6.7 miles long and begins at 944 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,593 feet. The Nancy Pond Trailhead parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Carrigain Notch Trail.

Nancy Pond Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"A 4-mile jaunt to a waterfall and two secluded pools, the Nancy Pond Trail doesn't scale a mountain peak but still climbs more than 2,100 feet into the high, wooded country that hides behind the western wall of beautiful Crawford Notch. This hike through a rugged watershed is tougher than you think, but worth a concerted effort."

"A huge 300-foot cascade of water awaits you, but you have to earn it by climbing a very steep trail. The view from the cascades above the main falls is worth the extra effort. This is one of New Hampshire’s finest waterfall hikes, and above the cascades you will cross through one of New Hampshire’s few remaining old-growth forests."

Nancy Pond Trail Reviews

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5/27/2007
the trail was both well kept and easy to follow. we saw some rare flowers on our treck including both royal and painted trillium, and both white and pink ladyslippers. the only thing i didnt like about the hike was that trails.com and a book that i have refer to three sets of cascades and i was only able to locate 1, but it was magnificent. i did scurry up the side of that and went on to the pond which was nice as well. a good hike, well worth the effort.
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Trail Information

Waterfalls
Features
Saco Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Bartlett and Mount Carrigan quads.
Local Maps

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Oct 2018