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

DId this trail in late September. Great views from Mt Hight and Wildcat but the views from the Carters we're either non-existent or a little lacking. Lots of variety in scenery. Took me about 8.5 hours including a ~45min lunch break. Great way to knock off 4 4000 footers in one day!

Our first time here and second time hiking ever! Wonderful scenery! The river was beautiful, the dogs loved it, and the trail was great for this ok’ gal!

This is a terrific relatively easy hike in/out. Well maintained trail. We saw only a few other people Went up past the A Trail shelter.

Hiked this in May 2016 and the comments about it being secluded and not maintained are spot on. You will notice this trail runs generally easy to West or vice versa so set your compass on a 270 or a 90 degree heading and look for gentle indentation in the ground for the trail. The compass doesn’t lie. As stated this trail is not for beginners.

We tried a segment of this trial starting at Blue Brook and going down towards Wild River. No blazes and super heavy leaf fall made it hard to follow and about a mile and a half into the 2.2 mile section we lost the trail. Tried to backtrack and could not find it. Saw no one else on the trail. We will try it again starting at Wild River and going towards Blue Brook tent site. Some steep ups and downs in this portion which might be easier without so much leaf cover.

backpacking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Talk about secluded! Spent the week in the Whites because of this trail. I read that National Geographic ranked this one of the top trails in the U.S for seclusion. They weren't kidding. The best way to tackle the Black Angel is to start at the AT and work your way down Carter Dome. Its pretty much all down hill. There were a couple cool spots to rest or to have lunch and a few streams to refill your water bottles. Once you cross over the Wild River there's a lot of steep up and steep down until you get to Blue Brook Campsite. Definitely a challenge but totally worth it!

hiking
Monday, January 04, 2016

Truly lived up to its name "Black Angel". Was a beast to tackle, being part of the wilderness the trail is not blazed or maintained. Very secluded, don't expect to see very many hikers in this area. Not suitable for beginners.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Very easy walk perfect for families or new hikers. Beautiful setting. I'm imaging it would be awesome in warmer weather to take a dip in swimming holes near Rattle River Shelter!! Dogs loved it too!

hiking
Monday, July 14, 2014

Very nice walk in to shelter. Gradual incline, nothing technical or difficult. The river runs along side the trail for a while and is a nice refreshing rest area at the shelter. If you go in another .3 of a mile there is a watering hole you can Relax in.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Part of the Appalachian trail. Easy hike/walk next to the river. Right off 2, big parking lot. I stopped for a quick rest from driving and only hiked about a mile or so in, but it was a nice break on my way through NH.

Yes, I must agree with Lonnie that it was tough, but some of the views were amazing! I went in the summer, which may have been a poor chioce due to the heat. Fall foliage would be better.

Tuffffffffffffffff but cool trip

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Monday, September 04, 2017

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

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Friday, August 25, 2017

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Monday, August 14, 2017

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

on Black Angel Trail

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Friday, September 30, 2016

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