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 in John Hay National Wildlife Refuge, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lawrence Field or Eddy Field. 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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icy
5 days ago

Short but great views at top. Very windy above tree line and icy all the way up. Spikes recommended. About 1:10 up and 1 hr down

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muddy
rocky
12 days ago

An easy trail for the payoff of an insanely beautiful 360 view

This is a popular weekend hike so expect to see a lot of hikers and dogs. Trails are well maintained. This is a fairly quick hike with a great 360 view. I liked it.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
24 days ago

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muddy
rocky
26 days ago

Great trail! A little wet so you need to watch your footing. Would definitely recommend doing the loop counter-clockwise due to steepness (more steep going up rather than balancing on the way down). Took our time and enjoyed the views. You can see for miles today!!

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washed out
26 days ago

South side trail is super steep and washed out coming down. Recommend if doing the loop to go up that way.

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muddy
27 days ago

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muddy
rocky
28 days ago

Had a great time hiking this!! Don’t forget some gloves, it’s really cold and windy at the top. Great views!

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scramble
30 days ago

really easy, quick hike with a bit of a challenge near the top! super windy and cold so bring layers! did it with my 11 month old husky puppy and she did great :)

Picture perfect day. My 4 year old and I hiked counterclockwise (thanks to a review recommendation) and I'm so glad we did. Coming down the reverse way would have been much more challenging for her little legs. The views from each summit was phenomenal. Highly recommend this trail!

Nice hike, moderate difficulty. Fairly heavily trafficked during weekends.

Beautiful views. Dress for cold wind at the top. Definitely a challenge, as it’s fairly steep uphill for 45min. Views are more than worth it. Hard if you have bad knees, though.

Nice hike with rocky top and beautiful views. Interesting at the top, with tower and usually windy. Great for families, even with smaller children.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great hike! Beautiful day. Windy and cool at the top. Kids (5&7) did fairly well though we didn't quite make it to the fire tower as they were bothered by the wind.

nice loop.

Great trail that has a beautiful summit.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Gorgeous at the top. A little cool with the wind. Perfect distance and skill level for a quick yet beautiful hike

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