Explore the most popular forest trails in Mount Major State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Love this hike! It’s one of my favorites. Parking is great and the trails are great. Views at the top are stunning and well worth the climb. However, I personally do not recommend this hike in the winter. It is doable, but even with spikes the icy rocks made it very difficult to climb up and even more difficult and quite dangerous to get back down. Views in winter were awesome though!!

While I was in the area, to drop off my daughter for college in Boston, I treated myself with a couple of hikes in New Hampshire. All I can say is, that 2 days of hike in the area it’s not enough, have to go back soon! Did the blue trail up, and the yellow down. Amazing view!

NIGHT HIKE - I had not hiked Mount Major since I was a child, so it was almost a brand new experience for me. The erosion on the Main Trail is CRAZY - like walking with tree roots at eye level in some places. I always like to include in my reviews that I still consider myself to be a pretty novice hiker, in moderate shape with some sports injuries (knee, ankles). Some guidebooks grade Major as EASY and that's not 100% the case. It's MOSTLY EASY, until you get to a handful of slabs at the end. Me and my pup (who is way more agile than me) had to navigate portions very slowly and carefully to make it to the top - and I had to resort to some rock climbing knowledge in order to do so.

All in all though - this was a BLAST to hike in the dark. I know that it's a popular spot, so it was super fun to have the summit all to ourselves. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed some hot chocolate at the top!

Hiked in reverse: Anna-Mack-Klem-Rand-W. Quarry-E. Quarry-Straightback. Missed the turn off of W. Quarry to cross over on the Yellow blazed (Marsh Crossing) trail. The Quarry Mountains were difficult - the trails were not well marked in some areas and were very steep (put the trekking poles away and use your hands, kind of steep). Views were limited: there are vista views on Mack and Klem, but you have to out-and-back on the Round Pond trails to find them. Encountered only one other hiker (lightly trafficked). While missing the turn was frustrating to no end, the whole loop made for a great hike and was like a HIIT workout!

Awesome trail! Took my 6 year old and she loved it!

The orange trail (Boulder loop up was a great hike up the mountain. It’s definitely steep in areas but nothing too bad. We then too the blue/yellow down. It was a nice hike too about 3 hours up and down.

Definitely a little steep in spots with plenty of rocks to climb over and around. Certainly challenging but not too difficult. Amazing views make it a worthwhile hike.

Great hike! Took 3 kids (ages 3,5,7) and it wasn’t too bad. A little wet after the recent rain but drying out nicely. Beautiful lake views from the fire tower at the top.

Nice hiking trail.

I very nice hike and the view was worth every minute of it. I suggest you go early in the day as there tends to be A LOT of people mid day.

Great hike. Challenging trail that is poorly marked and there is no official trailhead. The views are worth it!

nice easy hike. great view. too bad some dipshit with a drone was there that day. kinda put a damper on the 'out with nature' vibe. lots of people. probably 2-3 hrs round trip at medium pace.

Fairly short and relatively easy, though a little steep in parts. The view is amazing and very worth it.

It really was not young family friendly. My family had hiked this before and the conditions over the past several years deteriorated remarkably. Actually could not even relax until we hit the summit due to the trail hazards. Mount Major Erosion!

I would not rate this easy in any way. Lots of boulders to climb over. Trail is very well marked. This one was too hard for me. Really beautiful views at the top.

Very well marked trail, quick and easy hike. I hiked it with a pulled Achilles and it didn’t irritate my calf any further. We started b 8am with 70+ degree weather which was nice. LOTS of blueberries at the top!

Super easy trail and very well marked for the green trail, Great views from the top, you can see the chairlift at the top of Gunstock from the firetower. Very good trail for dogs!

This trail was beautiful, and consistently challenging. It was a reminder to me that All Trail’s scale for easy / moderate / hard is inconsistent. I’ve taken ‘hard’ ones I found easier than this. That being said, loved every minute of it.

Steep hike but fun beautiful views.

Took the Main Trail up and the Brook
Trail down. Fabulous! Glad I had good hiking boots as the footing was tricky.

was a great hike! nice Fire tower and cool cabins!

Solid hike with some great views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Heavily trafficked trail so you'll have plenty of company on nice days. Overall, not a very difficult hike, although there are a couple short, technical spots on the ascent

Quick little hike with a great view of Alton Bay and Winny. Hiked with my dog and we moved pretty quickly - about 45min to the top.

great hike we took our three kids age 8 10 12 to the summit today for there first ever hike they loved it and had no problems with the steep spots

This was a bit confusing. It was a bit hard to find the trail head on multiple occasions. The trail was super easy though (once i figured it out), and the view at the top was lovely. It was kind of crowded even for a week day. Super super easy hike, would definitely recommend for beginners and children. Nothing super exciting for avid hikers though.

Great family hike!

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