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





nature trips

dogs on leash


wild flowers


trail running

kid friendly


dog friendly



mountain biking




cross country skiing

no dogs

paddle sports


horseback riding

rock climbing

road biking

historic site


rails trails



wheelchair friendly

scenic driving

off road driving

New Hampshire Map

Well marked trail with incredible vistas. We went Lions Head since Tuckerman's higher up was closed. Quite challenging! I'm use to hiking trails with a lot of switchbacks coming from the desert southwest. 4,000' in

Really good opportunity to practice bouldering, balance, and classic/practical hiking skills. The trails were very well maintained for june after a rough winter. Beautiful scenery and signage was clear. Do NOT take dogs on this hike. Better to go up Lonesome lake trail to Kinsman then go down Hi Cannon trail. Wish we stopped at the hut but the lake made the surrounding area very difficult to maneuver.

easygoing trail with beautiful views on multiple terrains. little to no other hikers were on these narrow trails. look out for the yellow marks! blueberries and blueskies. :)

Well cared for trail and easy to follow flash.
Beautiful views from the twin peaks.

22 hours ago

Awesome! Awesome! Easy trail, shady, kid friendly. Highly recommend. We went early at 8:30 and very low crowd, cafe was great. One of the nicest venues I’ve been to and I’ve been all over the country.

Great first hike for my 11 week old pup.

The toughest hike I’ve ever done. 20 mile hike that I completed in a day, I don’t really recommend. But the views were almost worth it. Bond cliff is really spectacular.

Trail rating is on target. Great views from the summit.

The views are incredible! The hike had decent elevation with some definite challenges at some spots, but all together was straightforward and has a great reward at the top! The fire tower can be climbed and provides an amazing view. Lots of diversity in the trail and also spotting of random wildlife. The trail provides lots of fantastic spots to sit and gaze at Lake Squam below. A phenomenal hike!

Great trail! Did it with a 5 & 6 year old. Few benches along the way for any little legs that needs a rest. Dog friendly and quick hike.

A lovely, gradual climb to amazing ledges with unparalleled views. Crowded on a Monday in June, more than 10 other groups on the summit. No part of the trail was tough. A top trail in my book.

hiked this loop Friday with daughter, granddaughter and grandson. Needed to take short breaks as it gets pretty intense close to summit. Worth every minute once you look out over mountains. I felt very small. Beautiful

what an amazing view.

Took my sweet husband on a short but difficult trail on his Birthday. He took great photos & lead the way part of the time

Was decent hike for a fat guy. I was winded. Climbed the fire tire and use the pull up bar and stepping stones. Got eaten alive by misquotes that was the only downside.

2 days ago

Only giving it 4/5 because it gets too crowded. But it is super easy and the scenery is nice. I would recommend it to families with children, wouldn't recommend it to experienced hikers.

I hiked this trail on 6/16 with my 12 year old son in 4H10M. It was absolutely incredible with fantastic views. the weather changes dramatically above the treeline and went from 75 at the base to 38ish at the Summit with winds at a sustained 50 MPH. We ended up taking the Cog down as my son was exhausted, but certainly a Top 5 outdoor experience for us.

Very nice hike for my 8 year old and my Mastiff. Lots of kids and dogs on the trail. We took Bemis trail and enjoyed the smaller waterfalls. The connection aka scramble to get back to Arethusa was pretty steep. Fair warning. Many people on the trail, lots of dogs too. It seems that people didn't realize how long the hike really is, we saw many parents with kids and only 1 water bottle between them. Please prepare before going out there, especially if you have children.

in the clouds the whole time so no views to speak of. The trail was wet and muddy in sections from rain the previous night which made the descent harder and a little longer. all in all a good hike I'll do again if I can get a mostly clear day.

2 days ago

June 18th
nice walk.very short walk but nice.plan on having lunch at the falls.plenty of rocks to sit on.

great hike. well marked. a challenging hike but had an awesome hike. if my 7yr old daughter can do it, so can you.

This hike is one of my best hike so far, I enjoyed every single movement from starting water fall and then after steep and rocky parts as well as top ridge hike.

Great hike, moderate elevation gain throughout. Rocky footing I’d say for the middle portion of the hike right before it gets out of tree line. The good views are at the lookout about 1.0-1.5 mile in as well on the open rocks.

Relaxing rainy hike to summit with no views due to clouds - but did get to admire how the clouds were being blown around me. The trail is well-marked and maintained.

2 days ago

Amazing hike. Highly recommend you have trekking poles or you will be at a disadvantage. The poles are key. Also bring enough food for yourself, there’s huts along the way that you can fuel up at. Overall amazing experience.

Did the loop starting from falling water to the ridge coming down on bridal path trail which I think is better option to take. We were lucky we picked the picture perfect day. Views from the ridge were breathtaking.

hiking on Sunday 6/3/18.

2 days ago

Beautiful view on this mountain! I will say, though, that I am glad my husband accompanied me, as we switched back and forth on carrying our 2.5 year old in the hiking carrier. It was tough, but what a sweet reward at the top!

We started this hike around 9:15am, with our two dogs. The ascent took about an hour and a half with a few breaks for views and water. We reached the summit just before 11. The dogs had no issues with the climb, and had plenty of energy to spare for the descent. The view from the summit was nice, but obstructed for the most part. Based on the advice of a few others hikers, we took the ski trails down the mountain. The views from the slopes excellent. We reached the lodge just before 1:30pm, making this about a 4 hour round trip hike. Would definitely recommend for anyone who wants get a 4000 footer on the books. Only about a 2 hour ride from Boston, great for a day trip.

This is a great and challenging hike. Did the full 10 miles with my wife and dog yesterday. I'd recommend bringing a map with you because you'll be changing trails frequently, and some trails, especially the white trail, are not marked very well. ALSO: Check yourself and your pets VERY thoroughly for ticks, we've found almost 20 on the 3 of us since last night.

Load More