It was not originally my plan to hike this trail, but it ended up being a really cool one. I had planned on hiking up Mt. Willard in Crawford Notch, but when Zion and I arrived it felt more like a theme park rather than parking for a trailhead. We started going out on the trail but about 100 feet out we had to stop and wait in line. It was the first time I actually had to put my mask on on the trail or wait in line for any trail. I turned around immediately. There was just too many people. I have never seen that area so busy in my life. I decided to try and find another trail close by. Nubble Mountain Trail popped up in my AllTrails App so I decided to give it a try.
It was a ways out on dirt road. It was a nice little drive to the middle of nowhere. The trailhead started at the very end of the road. This trail was not well marked and I ended up relying on AllTrails to find the trail as it veers to the right a ways down a snowmobile trail. The trail follows a little brook most of the way and offers all sorts of terrain. It was a little more difficult with my puppy as it was pretty narrow and slick in some spots and he hasn't been on many trails yet. Once we got to the Nubble we got about half way up before having to turn back. It becomes rock slab and it was too difficult for Zion. We were still able to get a pretty awesome view and even saw a family hiking up that brought their small goats with them, which was definitely a first seeing something like that.
Nubble Mountain Trail:
Location: Near Bethleham, New Hampshire
Distance: 2.6 miles
Time Frame: 1-2 hours
Elevation Gain: 591 ft.
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