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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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 (457)

19 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.

Eric Ruffin (17064)

133 Completed96 Reviews

My wife and I summited Mount Cardigan yesterday around 10am via the West Ridge Trail. Very gentle climb to very bald/rocky summit where great views could have been taken in if it weren't for the snow squall that developed while we were in trail. This was a great "first winter excursion" for my wife who really enjoyed the hike despite the weather.

Paul Goble (531)

16 Completed15 Reviews

Mt Cardigan is one of my favorites and I've now hiked this peak the 1st Saturday of the past two Novembers. Both days were nice and I must say I like to hike the Holt trail straight to the summit but I took the Clark trail this past time and found it to be a really great experience. The views at the summit are fantastic too!

Nora and Peter R. (2225)

89 Completed31 Reviews

Gorgeous trail! Moderate complexity, relaxing walk in the forest and very nice hike on the rocks when you are approaching the summit. The view from the summit is just breathtaking: no words to describe the brightest colors of the fall. Yes, it is a bit crowded but it is really not too bad. If the parking lot is full, you can park on the curbside. Wonderful and relaxing hike to enjoy New Hampshire foliage, and it is the best in the world.