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Daniel Webster Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gorham, New Hampshire that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 8.0 mi Elevation gain 4,593 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

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Snowshoeing

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Danielle Pungitore
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HikingRocky

Pretty good hike, nice view at the top. Tough because of the elevation, but the path was pretty clear and easy enough to climb. A little slippery going down, but not bad.

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Angela DiPesa
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Jonathan B.
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HikingBugsRocky

Hiked from Dolly Copp CG up to where it links with the AT on Mount Madison. Pretty easy hike for the first few miles, nothing too crazy. Elevation gets steeper as the treeline thins. Some great views. Last 800 meters seemed to hold the final 1,000 feet of elevation. Challenging for a novice hiker such as myself, but definitely worth it. Take it slow and steady up the boulder field. Amazing views at the top, even with the bugs.

Ron Tebbetts
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Hiking

Solo hike 7/3. Parked at the Dolly Copp Campground. Turn into campground off RT 16 and then first left. Go all the way to the end to the parking lot next to the really neat timber artwork. Took the Daniel Webster trail. The first quarter mile is difficult because of the blowdowns. Otherwise the trail is well maintained. After 3.1 miles, move to the Gulfside Trail to the summit of Mt. Madison. Beautiful views above treeline. It's about 4 miles to the summit. I then continued on the Gulfside Trail to the Madison Spring Hut. Bring dollar bills if you want to buy treats and drinks. Otherwise it's a good place to get more water. I then took the Star Lake Trail to Mt Adam's. This is a challenging but fun trail. I then took the Lowes Path down to the Gulfside Trail where I rolled my ankle in a hole. The remaining five hours was a challenge. I connected to the Edmond Col Cutoff which is another challenging trail especially with a sprained ankle. This was a portion of all trails where snow was still present. I then took the Six Husbands Trail which was the most challenging section. There were four ladders on this section and it was very steep. I'd rather go down this trail than up. This trail then connected with the Great Gulf Trail which brought me back to the campground. It was a 12 hour day only because the last five miles took me 5 hours. Lots of rocks and a couple of places where the trail wasn't that obvious, but I loved the hike nonetheless. Fair number of blowdowns on the Great Gulf Trail so it will slow you down. Plenty of water at lower elevations but only a little above treeline except at the hut. And you will be above treeline for some time so carry some water with you. The AllTrails map shows this to be a 12-13 mile hike. My Fitbit showed 42,000 steps so expect a great workout. The day was beautiful and there weren't that many people on the trails. Recommend this hike.

Rick Ross
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Next to Huntington Ravine, our next favorite trail. Because of the recent storms there were several down trees to navigate around, the first quarter mile or so. But after that, clean sailing. And once you are out of the trees, there are some great views of the surrounding area. But not extremely difficult.

Adam Miller
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Hiking

Definitely a hard trail. There were a lot of downed trees across the trail as we made our way up. The final mile or so was across an exposed, open boulder field, which was extremely challenging. All in all, it was a fun hike, but we weren't as prepared as we should've been.

Dennis Haug
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Great hike

Jean-Nic Caron
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Rolandas Miseikis
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Ryan McGowan
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Takayuki Shirasaka
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Lee Cullivan
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Kevin M
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Rob Boulanger
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Samuel Morse
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adam araujo
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