Summary: An easy and short climb perfect for kids and older people. The views are excellent from the ledge. This tends to be a popular hike so be prepared to say 'hello' to lots of folks.
The ledge is quite safe. You are not required to go very close.
Trailhead: Start behind the old train depot at the top of Crawford's notch on Route 302. The trail head is shared by the Avalon trail. (Lat:44.206062 Lon:-71.43213)
Trail Guides for Mount Willard:
AMC White Mountain Guide
by Appalachian Mountain Club (Appalachian Mountain Club)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: 603 528 8721 www.fs.fed.us/r9/white
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Jon Willard, who has posted 54 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by LWA on 12/26/2006
Nice hike on Christmas Day. Icy in spots but "stabilicers" were plenty for the hike. There were many with nothing that made it but we did see one lady take a tumble. She was fine but likely would not have done so with something other than boots on her feet. Views were wonderful and certainly worth the hike.
Reviewed by Tom on 8/31/2005
Nice hike, even my 5yr old did ok on it. Views were wonderful even on a partly cloudy day. Ledge does drop off, watch smaller children. Centennial Pool was a pleasant stop on te way back down.
Reviewed by Crystal on 3/5/2005
Easy hike but gorgeous views of the Notch. A great hike for a late start and a stop for lunch.
Reviewed by Emily A on 3/2/2005
I agree with the AMC guide, incredible view for the effort.
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