Mount Cardigan Trail

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Mount Cardigan Trail is a 3 mile out and back trail located near Canaan, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Jonathan Marshall (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike if you've got a few hours to kill. Can be challenging under harsh conditions.

Chip Gray (75)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Nice hike with great views at the top. Nice spot to have a lunch and injoy the view before starting back

Aubrie Porcelli (42)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Easy hike until the granite top. ✨

Matt Manganiello (48)

1 Completed2 Reviews

Great, easy hike for everyone.

Matt Manganiello (48)

1 Completed2 Reviews

Tomoko S. (108)

Jeremy Eddy (204)

19 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike on a Saturday morning. The weather was overcast and predicted to clear up, but never did. It was like hiking in the clouds when we got to the top. So needless to say there was not much of a view, but all-in-all it was still a great hike. I suggest you bring a wind breaker just in case!

Michael Lajoie (459)

23 Completed15 Reviews

Completed this hike in late June 2014 with my family. The climb up (bia the West Ridge Trail) is quite easy, except for a bit of rock scrambling towards the top, which is marked by cairns. The panorama atop Cardigan is fantastic, with 360 degree views toward Mt. Washington and the rest of the Whites, as well as views to Newfound Lake and Squam Lake. The views from nearby Firescrew Mountain (3,051') are much the same, reached by the Mowglis Trail from the summit of Cardigan. Overall, an amazing hike!

Traci Davies (61)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike with stunning views! We'll be back again :)

Will Swanson (77)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Hard to beat this hike. Took three other dads and all of our three year old boys up with us this July. Boys were carried on shoulders most of the way, but they loved it. Great bald summit up top and good moderate hike from the lodge.