Trip report

Nancy Brook and Norcross Pond

Full Day Hike DATE: 05/16/2021 - 05/16/2021

Trip/Event Location: Harts Location -- Crawford Notch, NH

Trip Leader(s): nhclimber03264

Max # People: 12

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Nancy Brook and Norcross Pond: elevation (highest point) 3120ft, distance to highest point 4.3 miles, total trip distance 8.6.

This trip is considered MODERATE. Some steep grade and distance are

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Group will meet at 10 am and depart up the trail at 10:20.

Where to meet:  At the trail head parking area along Route 302 in Harts Location. The Trail parking is on the south side of the road. The trail head is 9.5 miles east from the AMC Highland Center and 5.2 miles west of Bartlett Village. Notchland Inn is less then a mile west of the trail head. Trip Leader’s gray Toyota Tundra will be at the trailhead by 9:30am.

Because of trip preparation the trip leader is unable to provide a ride for this trip.

Cell service is inconsistent. GPS will get you your quickest route to the trailhead.

Trip Report/Photos


What an amazing hike today. The weather was excellent. The trail was in outstanding condition. No Bugs! The perfect combination for a great adventure. We made excellent time and reached our goal with time to spare. We took many pictures which we will hope to load soon. Great applause to @promeneur for keeping a great pace and sharing so MANY jokes. Humor is a great addition to any hike.

I HIGHLY recommend this trip for any hikers. The Nancy Cascades is an easy to moderate (2.5miles) destination for simple hikers. The Norcross Pond (4.3 miles) has incredible views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Franconia Ridge, is a more moderate commitment but doable hike. Two short, minor steep sections (switchbacks) otherwise a nice grade up to Norcross Pond. Many opportunities for pictures.

This trip will be repeated later in the summer. Sweet swimming holes along the hike will be a fantastic addition to a summer adventure.

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Thank you JT, another amazing adventure! - promeneur
  • Whenever this hike is posted I do recommend to anyone, the serenity of the falls and ponds is priceless. - promeneur
  • F A N T A S T I C ! - promeneur

Members That Participated


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Plymouth, NH

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Hampton Falls, NH

United States
promeneur May 17, 2021 at 8:11 AM

Comment: Thank you JT, another amazing adventure!

promeneur May 17, 2021 at 8:10 AM

Comment: Whenever this hike is posted I do recommend to anyone, the serenity of the falls and ponds is priceless.

promeneur May 17, 2021 at 8:05 AM

Comment: F A N T A S T I C !

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