Crawford Notch Hiking Trails


These Crawford Notch hike descriptions courtesy of The Country Inn at Bartlett


Hike Name


Distance in miles

Vertical Gain

Difficulty Level

Trailhead Location


Mt. Crawford

Davis Path

2.4 miles each way

2,100 ft


Rte 302, opposite the Notchland Inn Bald summit with outstanding views of Crawford Notch and the Presidential Range.

Arethusa Falls

Arethusa Falls Trail

1.4 miles each way

1,000 ft


Arethusa Falls Road, off Rte 302, Crawford Notch Highest waterfall in New Hampshire

Mt. Webster

Webster Cliff Trail

2.8 miles each way

2,800 ft


Rt 302, at the Appalachian Trail Crossing Spectacular trail traversing many ledges overlooking Crawford Notch. Very steep for first mile, but worth the effort.

Mt Webster
Mt Jackson

Webster Jackson Trail

6.5 miles round trip

2,200 ft

Moderate to strenuous

Rte 302, at the south end of Saco Lake These two summits are accessed via a circular trail. They both offer stunning views of Mt. Washington, the Presidential Range, and Crawford Notch. Once one summit is gained, the traverse to the other is via an easy ridge walk.

Mt. Willard

Avalon Trail (200 yards),then Mt Willard Trail

1.4 miles each way

900 ft

Easy to Moderate

Rte 302, at AMC Crawford Notch Depot Spectacular Views of Crawford Notch and a relatively short and easy hike makes Mt. Willard one of the more popular hikes in the Notch.

Mt. Avalon

Avalon Trail

2.0 miles each way

1,500 ft

Moderate to strenuous

Rte 302, at AMC Crawford Notch Depot Slightly higher, more open and steeper than Mt. Willard, this peak affords great views of the Presidential Range and Crawford Notch