Explore the most popular hiking 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.

I skied this on May 9th and I’ll never forget it. Definitely one of the coolest things you can do in the east. I hiked most of the way with my boots on my back until I reached the snow. The trail itself is fairly easy with a few rocks here and there. After The Hojo Hut, the section of trail called “Little Headwall” didn’t have any snow so it was very tricky in ski boots. In the winter and spring, generally you climb what you ski. I was able to climb Chute and ski Center Headwall. I also did Left Gully. If you are climbing Chute or The Lip, you’ll definitely want an ice axe. Left Gully can easily be done without one. In early spring, you can ski the Little Headwall, after mid April you have to hike down. I was able to ski the first half of The Sherburne Trail, then I reached a closure rope and had to cut over to the Tuckerman Ravine Trail. The Sherburne Trail might only be partially open or completely closed since it is a “ski only” trail and hiking will damage it. Bring plenty of water and some snacks. It is a long day. Don’t put on your coat until it’s time to start skiing, you will get very sweaty if you wear it on the hike.

Awesome!!! Nice walk even for a Fay Guy like me!!!

Semi hard hike but absolutely worth the effort! The hike offers many diverse experiences as you climb, both regular hiking and a bit of rock climbing. The weather at the top is extremely erratic so go well prepared to deal with it. If you have not been hiking regularly, highly recommend easier hikes in the White Mountains first to get prepared for this one. Our group encountered heavy fog and a bit of mist at the top on a clear summer day, with close to zero visibility for the last mile of the hike.

We were 16 people. 8 kids 11 to 15. 8 adults ranging from out of shape to top shape. We did our hike on a sunny 20 degrees April 28 day. The path was still filled with snow which was a bit of a challenge going up but fun sliding down on our buts on the way back. We made it to the bowl and back in about 5 hours.

The part after the refuge was more difficult, narrow and steep. Slowly but surely we made it.

Hiking boot, multiple layers of clothing and plenty of water was a must. Cleats and hiking sticks were also a good thing to bring.

Pick your day good weather will make all the difference in the world especially if you are not an expert.

Took Tuckermans via lions head up and down. Awesome hike, more like a climb- especially the last mile.

Hiked the Tuckerman Ravine Trail on Apr 23rd. Trail was snow covered from the Pinkham Notch VC parking lot all the way up. Spikes helped tremendously. From the base of the bowl, we climbed the Left Gully up and snowboarded/telemark skied Left Gully back down. Extremely steep but 'oh the Corn! Additionally, we were able to ride the Sherburne Trail all the way back to the car. Bucket list item complete, however it's so rewarding it will turn into an annual spring trip. A truly unforgettable day under a cloudless blue sky.

Nice falls, easy trail to follow and well maintained. Main lookout is above the falls. Continue down granite staircase to view falls from the bottom.

Nice quick hike. While it is a series of three waterfalls, the first is the tallest. Don’t stop there though. Cross the stream and continue up a slight grade until you see the sign that says “end of trail”. Not easy to find trailhead. Enter parking lot “C” of Wildcat ski area and proceed until you cross a small cement bridge. The trailhead will be on your left. If you get to the parking lot, you passed it.

Beautiful falls and multipul platforms from which to view them. It's a super short hike in. Lots of steps which could be a bit of a challenge for some, but definitely doable with a few pauses for rest.

Amazing hike to hojo’s. Steady climb the entire 2.4 miles. Great views.

hadn't done yet. looking forward to the climb in late May. wish me luck I don't get eaten by lion, tiger and bears.... oh my.

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1 month ago

Great trail but pretty tough. I've hiked most of the 48 and a bunch of other places in the Whites and this trail is the only one I've really truly bonked on. Pack plenty of water and take your time.

1 month ago

Took this trail to North Carter , park at the south trailhead and begin by walking along rt 16 for about .3m then enter the woods at the north trailhead, the trail was slippery and cleats helped greatly, two miles to Imp face, awesome views of the Great Gulf and surrounding peaks, at 3 miles take N. Carter trail to A.T. , from the A.T. Jct. North Carter summit is less than half a mile, nice views of the Baldface range.. that's about five miles from the car so with a turn around time had to skip Middle Carter.. from the N. Carter/Imp trail jct take a right and take the more gradual way down, don't miss the meadow above camp dodge, about a mile before reaching the south trailhead...

One of my favorite spots! Really easy hike.

Hiked 4/6/18. There was 6 inches of fresh snow, shoes would have helped but crampons were fine. Some of the best views having 1,000ft or more of hiking to the summit with constant views. Going to do this again without snow.

Found hard in areas. Started at cog railroad. It took me seven hours.

Not much to see until the end, but the view is very nice.

I wouldn’t rate it as “easy,” although it is fairly short. The view at the top is very nice, especially considering the effort required to reach it. Square Ledge has a large drop, so be careful if you have children or a fear of heights.

Awesome views once your at the top of A Peak but its a tough hike heading up to D Peak that can take alot out of you.

For my first backpacking trip ever, this was a lot. Myself and a few other women in our forties. Scrambling, ice, monorail. Started late and ended up hiking with headlamps, didn’t go out and back, went to carter notch hut. Still totally worth it.

This was my first time hiking this trail, highly recommend giving it a try. Phone battery died when we reached the hut.

Did it in June tough haul, and in Feb to hermits hut, pack snow temp in 40’s easy like a paved highway and going down on soft pack edges easier!

3 months ago

Great short hike for beginners, especially snow shoeing. We caught the trail after a snowfall and was perfect snow shoeing conditions. Glad I had them on me to make the hike a bit easier.

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3 months ago

Went mid Jan. parking and trailhead were closed. Had to park on side of road and trek through the snow to meet up with the trail. Great winter waterfall! Short and easy trail.

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Completed July 2017. Took Tuckerman’s Ravine to Lion Head Trail and onward to summit Mt. Washington. Breathtaking views. Hard trail, cloudy at the summit, with clouds breaking slightly.

I have done this hike countless times and it never gets old.

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5 months ago

The parking lot on rt 16 is easy to find, immediately cross a bridge and you're in the Woods. The first two miles follow Stony Brook, then the mile and a half before reaching the A.T. Is where the work is.. a right on the A.T. Leads to the Imp shelter .5 m away.. A left on the A.T. Leads to Moriah Summit, the 1.5m is a scramble from vista to vista over slab and through scrub. The summit itself is a flat top boulder no more than twelve feet across. The false summit just below has an acre of slab with the kids view rich people pay a lot of money for, good spot for lunch!! I was surprised at how similar this hike is as to Shelburne Moriah, its neighbor, both hikes were ten to eleven miles, both had 3000 ft gain from the lot, and both took about seven hours...

Happy Labor Day! What a brisk 20 degrees!

Loved each and every step. I completed this with a friend and a dog. My friend who joined me, isn’t the most physically gifted or conditioned, however, I don’t know a person who is mentally tougher and that’s exactly what it takes for inexperienced climbers to summit. We hopped on the trail around 830 am and got off the trail, back to the lot around 5. It was a long one indeed but once we completed it, the euphoric feeling was indescribable. Yes, once we finished. We were to exhausted to enjoy the top and we were committed to hike back down. This is also a great hike if you have a badass dog. But let me be clear. Get them hiking shoes for their paws!!! My girl ripped her paws open and struggled getting down but again, mental toughness! Above all, if you want views, in my opinion, I thought Franconia ridge to Lafayette was more, ‘picturesque’. But if you want to test your will and challenge your body, Mt. Washington all day!

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