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Mount Major Trail

Alton Bay, NH

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Mount Major Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Alton Bay, NH that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Recent Reviews

on Hancock Loop Trail
29 minutes ago

hiking
19 Completed22 Reviews

Summited both, started raining on the way down and broke my iPhone, lost the pictures.

on Beaver Brook Nature Cente...
2 hours ago

1 Completed2 Reviews

Great walk!!! Some good altitude changes!

on Moat Mountain Mineral Sit...
3 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Ok hike, signs are a little confusing so I stayed on the 379 trail I think just in and back out. I'm not from this area and didn't want to get lost.

on Lake Massabesic Trail
4 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful trail

on Echo Lake Trail
5 hours ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Short short loop. Definitely easy. Maybe something to do with the kids while at the pond. Definitely busy during peak months. No pets allowed.

on Mine Falls Park, Nashua R...
6 hours ago

hiking
4 Completed4 Reviews

A great trail for anyone. The main trail is wide and flat by the water and reminds me of the C&O Canal tow path. There are plenty of side trails through the woods that look like they would be great on a mountain bike. Very popular on a nice day, lots of people and dogs.

on Blue Job Mountain Loop
7 hours ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great for an after work hike you can knock out both peaks in well under an hour. The views are pretty solid, especially from the fire tower. Perfect for kids/doggos. I'm not sure why it is rated as a hard hike though.

on Mount Jefferson via Caps ...
9 hours ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

awesome thanks for such a great application

on Ripley Falls Trail
12 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Arethusa Falls and Franke...
19 hours ago

hiking
15 Completed14 Reviews

This was a great moderate hike. Has a pretty nice view once you get to the Frankenstein cliff. We made our way down to arethusa falls but unfortunately it started to downpour so we were not able to enjoy it. But the waterfall was lovely.

on Mount Major Trail
20 hours ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on Beaver Brook Trail
22 hours ago

10 Completed12 Reviews

Extremely difficult. Do not do this trail with dogs. Did it today with two athletic dogs and they were struggling. Very steep and slippery. Do not attempt in the rain. Descent is much harder. Ran into lots of experienced AT hikers but on a rainy day even they were having a hard time.

on Boott Spur Trail
1 day ago

hiking
3 Completed2 Reviews

Fun trail with great views on the way to the summit of Mt Washington

on Mount Kinsman Trail to Ba...
1 day ago

hiking
5 Completed3 Reviews

It was a great hike. Much more difficult the second half as it got steeper. Definitely a challenge for me.

on Moat Mountain Trail
1 day ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Fairly easy trail past Diana's Bath, but very few trail markers going UP the mountain. I noticed them all on my way down, though.

on Doublehead Ski Trail
1 day ago

hiking
260 Completed22 Reviews

Great views for not a lot of effort. I have hiked this a couple of times, first time up the ski trail and then over to the first ledge view on South Doublehead and down the Old Path to the Ski trail. The second time I hiked up the New Path and then down the spur path to the two ledges with views then back to the New Path to the Junction with the Old Path and out the ski trail and walked back the road. The ski trail is wide and easy a bit steeper at the top. Old path is a little steeper but not a problem going down. Trails are in good condition. New Path is more challenging, quite steep and with poor footing for the top half. I would not recommend this as an easy way down.


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on Philbrick-Cricenti Bog
1 day ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

Easy. Nice flowers every once in a while. Be on the lookout for wild blueberries

on Ripley Falls Trail
1 day ago

hiking
3 Completed2 Reviews

Nice short hike. Beautiful falls. Good amount of traffic. Still worth it!