10.0 Miles Easy
White Mountain National Forest
Near Bartlett, New Hampshire
The Sawyer River and Sawyer Pond Trail in the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire is an easy 10 mile out-and-back trail, great for beginner backpackers. Follow Sawyer River Trail about 3 miles to Sawyer River Road, take a left on the road, walk briefly on the road to a footbridge on the right, which is the beginning of Sawyer Pond Trail (no sign). Hike 1.5 miles to the pond.
The entire hike is about 10 miles out-and-back and about 5 miles one-way. The trail itself is not very difficult, but beginners may find it more moderate than easy.
Camping: There's a shelter and 6 tent platforms at the pond. The pond can get buggy during warmer months as well.