East Pond Trail is rated as a difficult 7-1/2 mile hike with nearly 1,900 feet of elevation gain. There are water crossings on this trail so its best to avoid this hike in the spring when the water is high.
There are trout at East Pond and Little East Pond so this can also make a decent fly fishing hike.
East Pond Trail can be accessed just west of the hairpin turn on the Kancamagus Highway. East Pond Trail heads South from the parking area. East Pond is 3.5 miles from the parking area and Tripoli Rd. is 5 miles. Hiking in from Tripolii Road is a bit of an easier and shorter hike than it is leaving from the Kancamagus. East Pond Trailhead parking GPS coordinates are: N44° 02.128 | W071° 31.790 (elevation – 1,751′)
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