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Best trails in Gorham

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Looking for a great trail near Gorham, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 87 great hiking trails, trail running 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 Crawford Notch State Park or Franconia Notch State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pleasant Mountain Preserve or Bald Pate Mountain Preserve. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 62 hard trails in Gorham ranging from 1.7 to 24.6 miles and from 682 to 6,286 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mount Washington via Tuckerman Ravine and Lion Head Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 6 h
Mount Washington is the highest point in New England and the highest peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Often called the most dangerous small mountain in the world, Mount Washington is recommended for experienced hikers and climbers who can handle significant elevation gain. Tuckerman's Ravine Trail from Pinkham Notch is the most popular route to the summit. It is important to properly research this trail and bring proper gear as conditions can quickly turn dangerous as a result of bad weather in the form of severe storms, snow and wind. There are no markings on Tuckerman's Ravine, so it's easy to take a wrong turn. Keep left after the last yellow arrow and follow the cairns once you crest the wall. It is recommended that hikers contact the Mount Washington Observatory forecast (mountwashington.org/weather) and the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center prior to their trip. Those who hike the Tuckerman Ravine Trail will pass the Hermit Lake Shelters with great views of the ravine and a waterfall. Visitors can also reach the top via the Mount Washington Auto Road and the Cog Railway.Show more
#2 - Crystal Cascades
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 26 m
This is a short hike up the Tuckerman Ravine trail to Crystal Cascades. When you hear the word cascade, you think of a gently sloping rapids-like water feature.  Not here!  This waterfall has a total vertical drop of over 90 feet, with the upper falls being in the range of 70 plus feet and the lower falls being over 25 feet.  The trail crosses the Cutler River below the falls...a nice spot to snap a few photos before seeing the gem on this short hike.  There is a nice viewing area directly opposite of the falls so the falls are very easy to photograph. Show more
#3 - Mount Moriah via Carter Moriah Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 5 h 32 m
Nice views of Mount Washington and the White Mountains. Terrain starts easy on the first mile of the trail, but quickly becomes moderately to strenuously steep. When you have hiked almost 2 miles, you will pass through Mount Surprise. You may want to spend some time on it, as it has great views of the Presidential Range. Think of it as a preview of what you will see when you reach Mount Moriah. Continue up the trail, passing some blueberry bushes (snacks in summer). 2 more miles of rocky terrain will bring you to an intersection with a sign for Mt. Moriah. A few feet more and you will have conquered another North Hampshire 4K peak, and enjoy beautiful views of the Presidential Range, and looking to the other side, all the way up to Maine and Canada.Show more
#4 - Wildcat Ridge Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 5 h 24 m
You'll have great views of Mt. Washington and the Presidential Range across the valley.Show more
#5 - Pine Mountain Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
#6 - Mount Height to Carter Dome to North Carter Loop
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 8 h 13 m
Includes trail info for Middle and South Carter Summits. If traveling up 19 Mile Brook Trail to Carter Dome Trail to Carter-Moriah Trail, it is an easier grade than going up the Imp Trail to Carter-Moriah Trail and thus can be summited faster. Going up the first route is easier and unique from other New England trails due to the use of switch backs (zig zagged trails that work up the face of a mountain reducing a steep climb rather than a straight trail up). Show more
#7 - Boott Spur Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
#8 - Tuckermans to Lion Head Trail to Davis Path to Boott Spur Trail Loop
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 7 h 2 m
Note: As of June 26, 2020, users have reported that the Tuckerman trail is still closed because of the snow, a big part of the the Boot Spur trail is completely exposed, and the Huntington trail seems to be really technical. Easier way up will be via the Jewell trail from the west side. There is a shuttle bus available to bring you back to Pinkman’s parking lot if you don’t want to trek back down for $31/person or $51/person after 4 PM. Restrooms halfway through the trail, just past the intersection of Tuckerman’s and Lion’s Head summer route (on Tuckerman’s). Show more
#9 - Mount Moriah via Stony Brook Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 5 h 47 m
#10 - Imp Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 49 m
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