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Hike Mount Willard

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Mount Willard Information

Elevation: 2,865 feet (873 meters)
Location: Carroll, NH
Rating: How do the ratings work? 1,000 Foot elevation gain, with low inclines.
Features: Bare rock summit with great views, 52 with a View, Hitchcock Flume, Centennial Pool
Coordinates: 44°12'15"N   71°24'46"W
Distance of highlighted hike below: 3.2 miles via the Mount Willard Trail.

Mount Willard is a 2,865 foot mountain in Carroll, NH in Crawford Notch.

The only trail up to the summit of Mount Willard is the Mount Willard Trail off Route 302 behind the Crawford Depot.

If you are ambitious and want to hike another small hike nearby, Mount Avalon starts at the same traillhead.

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52 with a View


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Photo taken from the summit of Mount Willard on 4-28-2015.

Mount Willard Trail Maps Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Willard.

The traillhead starts right behind the Crawford Depot, across the train tracks. Hike for about 0.10 miles and you will come to a fork. The A-Z Avalon Trail is to the right heading up to Mount Avalon, Tom or Field. Left will take you up the Mount Willard Trail to the summit of Mount Willard. Hike up the Mount Willard Trail until you reach the summit (1.6 miles). Be sure to stop and look at the Centennial Poolalong the trail on the right (signed). To get back to the parking area, retrace your steps back down the same trail.

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Click to download PDF Trail Map of Mount Willard


Mount Willard Photos Top

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Traillhead behind the Crawford Depot on 4-28-2015.


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The beginning of the Mount Willard Trail on the left on 4-28-2015.


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River on the right side of the Mount Willard Trail on 4-28-2015.


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Centennial Pool along the Mount Willard Trail on 4-28-2015.


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Mount Willard Trail on 4-28-2015.


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Summit of Mount Willard on 4-28-2015.

Mount Willard Driving Directions Top

These are driving directions to the Crawford Depot on Route 302 in Carroll, NH (The trail starts behind the train tracks behind the depot):
Take exit 35 off I-93 for US3 North towards Twin Mountain / Lancaster. Drive just about 10 miles and turn right at the stop light onto Route 302 East. Drive roughly 8.5 miles and the Crawford Depot will be on the right.

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