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Mount Major Southern Loop Trail (Orange to Blue)

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Major Mountain State Forest

Mount Major Southern Loop Trail (Orange to Blue) is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Alton Bay, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,112 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

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forest

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wild flowers

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Mount Major Via Boulder Trail And Brook Trail

Travel is beautiful and moderate. It’s cloudy 101 so we couldn’t see with you, but I’m sure the view is beautiful on a clear day! Will definitely do it again. Took us about an hour and a half to complete hiking time.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
10 days ago

Moderate hike. Nice 360 view.

hiking
bugs
rocky
14 days ago

Good trail, but really glad we started going up blue and came down the orange. There were a few spots that would be harder to descend on the blue, and harder to ascend on the orange. Little bit of scrambling in spots but nothing too difficult. Gorgeous views of the lake at the top. Be prepared for a very full trail though.

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
15 days ago

Great hike and pretty quick, but be prepared for a scramble toward the top. I went up blue, down orange.

hiking
rocky
scramble
25 days ago

Some definate rock scrambling especially if headed up the blue trail. We went up blue and down orange and I'm glad we did it that way versus trying to come down blue. Awesome views from the summit. Well worth the time.

my first time doing Mt Major, and its a beautiful hike. Went up Blue, down Orange. No ice snow or mud, just a nice walk in the woods with gorgeous views of Lake Winnie

hiking
rocky
scramble
26 days ago

Great hike! Its got lots of scrambles and enough to get you going eventhough its short. Great views!

Blue and boulder (Orange) trails

hiking
1 month ago

5/31/2020 Second time doing a sunrise hike here. Took blue trail up and orange trail down. 3-4 other groups hiking for the sunrise as well. Fairly easy with a beautiful scenic view. Beginning of trail was a little wet, but barely any bugs or people at this time (Started at 335am, made it to summit at 445am and sun rose at 507am)

rocky
scramble
1 month ago

5/31/20. Awesome hike and wind to keep us cool. No bugs. We got here at 9am and the parking lot was already full so we parked on the road. Wouldn't recommend getting here any later than that or you'll add a mile walk just to the trailhead. Views were phenomenal!

hiking
1 month ago

This has always been one of my annual quick hikes. (Note, it is a heavily trafficked trail, get there early and avoid it on the weekends if possible) The view from the top is superb.

hiking
1 month ago

Had a great time hiking along boulder loop trail. Was rocky from orange trail and was not easy from blue trail side. Scenic view from the top was beautiful.

Great short distance hike!

Great hike. Accidentally took the yellow blue trail down the mountain instead of the blue trail. But it was a happy accident since the brook trail back to the parking lot was a nice change of pace. Not too muddy

This was one of my all time favorite hikes. The elevations are worth the views at the end. The yellow trail is definitely less crowded but get here early! Busy very quickly.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

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