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Best trails in Canaan

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Looking for a great trail near Canaan, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Winslow State Park or Cardigan Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ascutney State Park or West Rattlesnake Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Canaan ranging from 2.7 to 5.1 miles and from 1,945 to 3,156 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Canaan
Top trails (6)
#1 - Mount Cardigan Loop Trail
Cardigan Mountain State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 2 h
Please note: access road may close seasonally. Please research prior to your visit. As of October 2020, the observation tower is closed for the season.Show more
#2 - Mount Cardigan via West Ridge Trail
Welton Falls State Forest
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Please note: the access road leading to the trailhead often closes seasonally. Expect to add distance to your overall hike.Show more
#3 - West Ridge to Mowglis to Clarks to South Ridge Loop
Cardigan Mountain State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
#4 - Mowgli's Trail
Cardigan Mountain State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
NOTE: Be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles to the trailhead if gate is closed.Show more
#5 - West Ridge, Skyland, Vistamont, Clark, South Ridge Trail
Cardigan Mountain State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
#6 - Mascoma River
Canaan, New Hampshire
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m