Sawyer River Trail: NH Hikes With Less People

Sawyer River Trail heads North from the Kancamagus Highway towards Hancock Notch trail and Sawyer River Rd. While not much of a favorite hike for many, you will most likely not find many other people hiking this trail normally.

Right after you leave the trailhead you will find you need to cross the Swift River. Swift River conditions can be anything from gentle mountain stream, to an extremely dangerous raging river, and the conditions can change fairly quickly so be aware of both past and future weather in the area as you will need to cross the river again on your way back if you are planning an out and back type hike. The swift River is normally easier to cross in late summer and early fall.

This trail also does not offer a lot of shade while hiking and there can be quite a few bugs, so bring bug spray and sun screen with you on your hike.

The Sawyer River Trail parking is located just East of Lily pond. Sawyer River Trailhead parking GPS coordinates are: N44° 01.305 | W071° 26.337 (elevation – 1,794′)

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