Smarts Brook Trail

New Hampshire

Elevation Gain2,543ft
Trailhead Elevation1,225ft
Elevation Min/Max1209/3382ft
Elevation Start/End1225/1225ft

Smarts Brook Trail

Smarts Brook Trail is a hiking trail in Carroll County and Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 3.7 miles long and begins at 1,225 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,543 feet. This trail connects with the following: Sandwich Mountain Trail.

Smarts Brook Trail Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Robert N. Buchsbaum
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"This loop passes an impressive gorge, a beaver meadow, cool evergreen forests, and a wading area by a cascade."

Smarts Brook Trail Trip Reports

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The hike was perfect for us. Being a group of 10 ranging in age from 5-55 and a15 month old on my back. We were doing a little car camping locally and needed a quick hike that everyone can do.
As described the "glacial erratics" were really something as was the crystal clear water flowing over and around them. All the pools and jumping spots had me wishing that it had been a bit warmer that day.
The only bummer is that is not a loop, but the scenery was definately worth a second look. I'd reccomend it to everyone just to see it

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Trail Information

White Mountain National Forest.
Local Contacts
WMNF Mountain Bike Map; WMNF "Cross Country Skiing Smarts/Brook Ski Trails" handout (available at the information center, Interstate 93, at exit 28); USGS Waterville Valley
Local Maps

Trail Log