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East Pond Trail runs north / south between Kancamagus Highway and Tripoli Road.

Much of the East Pond Trail is along an old logging road. When entering from the northern trailhead at the Otter Rocks Roadside Rest Area, hike south into a forest of mixed hardwoods. The trail will travel alongside Cheney Brook and then cross it and Pine Brook. The trail ascends gradually along Scar Ridge then descends to reach East Pond. On the west side of the trail, you'll see East Pond Loop Trail branch. This trail leads to Little East Pond. At this smaller pond you may travel south onto Little East Pond Trail which wraps back to East Pond Trail about .3 mile from the southern terminus along Tripoli Road. You must cross Clear Brook while hiking Little East Pond.

Directions: From Kancamagus Highway (SR 112), NH, The northern trailhead is located about 1 mile east of the Big Rock Campground on SR 112 at the Hancock Branch Bridge / Otter Rocks Roadside Rest Area. The southern trailhead is located in a small parking area along a gravel road which runs off Tripoli Road approximately 5 miles east of I-93.

Elevation: 3,000 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet

Difficulty: Easy

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White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

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