Best trails in White Mountain National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 360 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 182 hard trails in White Mountain National Forest ranging from 3.3 to 136.5 miles and from 462 to 6,286 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
White Mountain National Forest lies within the White Mountains in the states of New Hampshire and Maine. It is known for great hiking trails, beautiful views including spectacular views of fall foliage, winter skiing, and ample outdoor recreation opportunities. The forest provides wildlife habitat to black bears and peregrine falcons amongst other animals. The forest is crossed by the White Mountain Trail, Kancamagus scenic drives, and part of the Appalachian Trail. Here, the Mt. Washington Cog Railway climbs to the summit of Mt. Washington, the highest peak in the northeast. The Tuckerman Ravine Trail is a popular route to the summit and boasts some of the best views.
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Map of trails in White Mountain National Forest
Park information
Acreage
750852 acres
Mailing address
White Mountain National Forest
71 White Mountain Drive
Campton, NH 03223
Contact
603-536-6100
Top trails (360)
#1 - Mount Lafayette and Franconia Ridge Trail Loop
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 6 h 3 m
This is a very popular full day hike for good reasons. On a clear day, you are unlikely to find better views in New England. It has been reported that the hut is currently closed (05/28/2020). As a bShow more
#2 - Welch and Dickey Loop Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Although this trail is currently open for recreational use, there are restrictions of Group Gatherings for COVID-19 Protection in place. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#3 - Tuckerman Ravine Trail to Mount Washington
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 6 h
Mount Washington is the highest point in New England and the highest peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Often called the most dangerous small mountain in the world, Mount Washington is recoShow more
#4 - Mount Moosilauke and South Peak Loop
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
Please note that the lodge has been reported closed as of May 20th, 2020. A fun loop hike with an optional epic backcountry ski descent if you choose the right time of year. This hike takes you up tShow more
#5 - Champney Falls Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
Champney Falls is a series of cascades about 70 feet long. While spectacular during high water, the falls are quite meager during dry periods. Walking time to the falls and back is about 2.5 hours. ThShow more
#6 - Mount Tecumseh Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
The smallest of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers (standing at 4,003 feet tall) sits adjacent to Waterville Valley Ski area. A lovely hike to do during any season! Follow the trail 1.2 miles to a view poShow more
#7 - Boulder Loop Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
There is a fee to park.Show more
#8 - Champney Brook Trail to Mount Chocorua
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
Long cascading waterfall with many small pools - best in spring and early summer. Easy trail ascend through hardwoods and along brook. You will have some small steep sections but overall this trail Show more
#9 - Mount Chocorua Loop Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 5 h 26 m
Although dogs are allowed in this area, users have reported that most dogs will have trouble with the scrambling portions of this route. A popular rocky traverse over a series of mountains in the WhiShow more
#10 - Mount Whiteface and Passaconway Loop
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 7 h 17 m
This is a fun loop hike deep in the White Mountains to two wooded summits but with ledges and various viewpoints along the route the hike is well worth it. The trailhead is beautiful and the trails aShow more
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