****NOTE: I highly recommend that you download the trail map to your phone BEFORE you arrive, because there’s no cell service there, and because that map is a life-saver for getting through many poorly marked/confusing places, including this one. It is the easternmost notch through the White Mountains. Buy AMC Map: Carter Range - Evans Notch and North Country - Mahoosuc: White Mountains Trail Map (Appalachian Mountain Club) Fol Map by Appalachian Mountain Club, Appalachian Mountain Club Books (ISBN: 9781934028544) from Amazon's Book Store. 61. The best views (which are really lovely) are along this part of the climb, so be sure to pause and take them in/get your photos snapped, maybe eat some lunch. So early Wednesday morning the Boss (also known as my awesome wife) asked my plans for the day. Spring Opening Date is usually around May 7th, but has been as late as May 23rd in the past. Trail: Basin Trail (to the rim) Location: Evans Notch Length: 4.6 mi Difficulty: Moderate GPS Track w/ Waypoints: Basin Trail Geocaches in the area: GC13WKF, GC1XFXK, GC204TF, GC1XFWA. Frye Mountain, Liberty - 26 miles of trail that connects local trails to Lake St. George State Park. A four+ hour hike for us. I thought the trail was well marked. My friend and I (both healthy, active, and in our late 30s) completed the full loop in about 5 hours, including two pee stops, two breaks for snacks/lunch, and two backtracks (after having mistakenly taken the wrong route where markers were absent). We started at Stone House Road and turned back at the Cold River Dam. We made it to a few view points, and didn’t trust the trail to keep going considering we didn’t see a yellow marker for about half mile. The drive along Rt. We did that in 5/6 hours wouldn’t suggest with infants. The trail crosses Evans Brook, climbs steeply and crosses other small brooks in the first 0.5- mile. White Mountain National Forest, Evans Notch - High in the spectacular White Mountains, this area offers countless scenic vistas along 37 miles of groomed trails. Bugs at the beginning / end and around pond. Thanks, Ed Gaffny! Availability: In Stock. Closest Towns: Chatham, NH: Water: No: Restroom: No: Operated By: Forest Service: General Information Directions: Located on NH Rt. Map showing recreational areas. The East Royce trailhead is on the west side of ME Route 113, just north of Evans Notch. A little too long for me, I was hurting going down. What a nice drive on a beautiful day. We followed the East Royce Trail from Route 113 in Evans Notch. Includes: Speckled Mt., Mt. Great to relax at rattlesnake pool on the way down! There is considerable overlap between maps. Evan's Notch Loop is a 35.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bethel, Maine that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. Maybe it’s past their season now; last year in early August, the darn things were on every trail I went on. Added on speckled mountain to make for a longer day. Evans Notch Trail Details: Also Known As: Location: White Mountains - Evans Notch: Peak: Opened: Closed: 1950s: Reason Closed: Evans Notch Road: Guidebook Descriptions: 1931 AMC White Mountain Guide Evans Notch Trail. To the south, the notch is drained by the Cold River, which leads via the Charles River to the Saco River, which in turn flows into the Gulf of Maine east of Saco and Biddeford. The descent (if you took the clockwise loop route) was generally pretty easy and far less steep than the ascent. Overgrown, muddy, and lightly tracked if at all, it's adventure if you don't mind bushwhacking and have a compass on you to find the trail each time you lose the path. Scale: 1:95,000, except for Presidentials, 1:47,500. This is a short 1.5 mile trail up to East Royce Mountain, but climbs 1,694 feet in that time. Evans Notch - Blueberry Mountain Loop Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fryeburg, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. I would go back just to swim there again, but wouldn't go back for the hike. We enjoyed the hike, steep rock ledges and steps going up but the view is incredible! Supervisor's Office. Search for hiking trails by location, difficulty, purpose, and more! Took a ride through Evans Notch which was a very scenic ride through the Maine and New Hampshire countryside in the White Mountain Forest. Evans Notch Scenic Overlook is situated north of Brickett Place. The outlook is atop a large boulder and with a huge view of Basin Pond, Shell Pond, and the lakes and mountains of Maine. We went on Thursday, 9/3, arriving at 9am after a full day of rain the day before. Located in the northeastern corner of the Whites near the New Hampshire and Maine border, the trail is a challenging and strenuous 9.8 mile loop which climbs the Baldfaces (North and South), the two most challenging summits in the Evans Notch area. Amazing! Recreation Map. The trailhead is on the west side of Route 113, just north of Evans Notch. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. It had lots of wild turkeys in the yard. Follow the valley road N. to Carleton s as described under Basin Trail. Yet another excellent alternative to the crowded hikes in Crawford, Pinkham and Franconia Notches. Grass not mowed. Updated! The most annoying part was that, for the first mile or so rounding the pond, there were scores of enormous spider webs (yes, with live spiders on them) spanning the width of the trail, meaning they were effectively blocking the trail. Member Price: $7.96 + Wishlist | + Compare; Qty: Add to Cart. This is a great hike during any summer month, but if you do it in August you'll have the luxury of picking all the blueberries you want near the summit. Hike with my dog and must say there were a few interesting spots for him. This is a family-friendly hike and requires the least amount of effort to enjoy a mountain top view of the Notch. Google maps and detailed descriptions. Good lord what a run. Map Requests & Additional Trail Information Not a long trail, certainly. The entire trail is just 3.8 miles long, just perfect for a half day in the woods! Evans Notch - Blueberry Mountain Loop Trail is a 13.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fryeburg, Maine that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail enters the Evans Notch Road about m. E of the height-of-land on the road. We shocked ourselves! Sean Munson / Flickr This is a great hike during any summer month, but if you do it in August you'll have the luxury of picking all the blueberries you want near the summit. Another Evans Notch favorite which involves a loop hike of Blueberry Mountain and Speckled Mountain in the Caribou-Speckled Mountain Wilderness Area. The ascent after the pond gradually steepens until you get to the most challenging part of all: the boulder “staircase” followed by a series of granite rock scrambles. This hike has everything yes even blueberries. On the south branch of the trail at 2.5 miles is USFS South Baldface Shelter and outhouse. We were warned, a bear cub and Large mom bear were in trail but cub had scurried up a tree and mom was below, about 10 yards off trail. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30 . Evans Notch Scenic Overlook is a scenic viewpoint in Maine. Very nice hike. lol. 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