“Take this steep, short trail to experience great views of Franconia Notch.”
— David Smith
Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife
Watch out for ankle-twisting rocks and roots.
From the start, the trail traverses moderately through an open field before passing beneath the parkway. Shortly thereafter, enjoy a small cascade with rock walls before the trail begins to increase in grade. In another mile, the trail becomes much steeper and rockier, so you'll want to watch your footing when snow and ice are present.
After much exertion, the trail reaches the junction with Mount Pemigewasset Trail
, which you'll need to follow to reach the summit of Mount Pemigewasset/Indian Head. The trail comes to an open view and skirts around the ledges to the summit. This area can be dangerous when ice is present, so it's a good idea to bring traction aids if you're attempting this trail in the winter.
If you take Mount Pemigewasset Trail
on the way back down from the junction, it will bring you out to the trails at the Flume.