Black Angel Trail

HARD 2 reviews

Black Angel Trail is a 17.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gorham, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and backpacking and is best used from March until October.

17.2 miles 5921 feet Out & Back








6 months ago

Talk about secluded! Spent the week in the Whites because of this trail. I read that National Geographic ranked this one of the top trails in the U.S for seclusion. They weren't kidding. The best way to tackle the Black Angel is to start at the AT and work your way down Carter Dome. Its pretty much all down hill. There were a couple cool spots to rest or to have lunch and a few streams to refill your water bottles. Once you cross over the Wild River there's a lot of steep up and steep down until you get to Blue Brook Campsite. Definitely a challenge but totally worth it!

1 year ago

Truly lived up to its name "Black Angel". Was a beast to tackle, being part of the wilderness the trail is not blazed or maintained. Very secluded, don't expect to see very many hikers in this area. Not suitable for beginners.