Explore the most popular historic site trails in New Hampshire with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 day ago

Well Marked Trail, Took Red Trail up & down there are views that peek out to you as you wind up this beautiful trail. Fire Tower at the top offers great views with a map of each range north south east & west. Used micro-spikes for traction.

Nice hike, just took the main trail (technically an old fire road) out and back. It’s pretty much the same the entire way, never steep, just moderate and steady, the grade doesn’t really lessen until the end. There’s nothing much to see on the way up, but the views at the top are amazing. A full panorama of the White Mountains, the Lakes Region, and beyond.

An easy but gorgeous small trail around the Robert Frost farm! Lots of poems and cool historical info to read around the trail, as well as a few benches to sit on. Really cool to explore, and as a beginner I found the leisurely hike to not be very difficult at all.

1 month ago

Incredible open summit views of Mt Moosilauke, Franconia Ridge, and the Green Mountains.

Warning: much of the trail is currently a thick sheet of ice with an inch of soft snow covering. Extremely slippery even with crampons. Recommend waiting for heavier snowfall to better cover the ice.

Nice trail for a Winter hike

great hike to the fire tower 360 view from the tower a must.

As an experienced 4000'+ hiker I found the Chippewa Trail to be a great, fairly easy hike. However, I did bring a first time hiker with me and he felt it was a bit steep and he is in good shape. Anyway, The views are absolutely stunning, more so from a open ledge just below the summit. With a front seat view of Mount Moosilauke it becomes apparent just how large of footprint that massive mountain consumes. Views go on almost forever, Franconia Ridge all the way to the mountains of Vermont!. The autumn colors only added to the views with so many "leaf" trees in the surrounding valleys. I will be adding this hike to my "winter to do" list!

Hiked this according to this map the other day, be careful there are many branches along the loop and some turns you have to take into areas that are overgrown. Looks like maybe 10 years ago? this area was much clearer but now there are very little views. Mostly blocked by small growth trees, even at the summit. It was a lovely woods setting, but little pay off for the gain in elevation. There were plenty of trails in the area, maybe there is a clearing along one of them, but not on loop marked here. Oh, and the name seems to be fitting, lots and lots of moose droppings along the trail.

steep, as everyone has said, but great panoramic view of white mountains from the summit

Moderate rating appropriate, trail well marked and maintained. Quick steep incline. Fire tower views spectacular, signs at top level of fire tower identity mountains in the distance. Red Hill/fire tower trail up, blue trail/cabin down. 4.5 miles total. Recommend waiting for a clear day.

Beautiful in fall

No views until you get to the fire tower, but once you get there it is amazing. Possibly one of the best views I have ever gotten from a hike.
At the top there is a picnic table that would make this a great picnic hike but you'll need a backpack to carry your food.

Beautiful 360 degree view! A good workout

I decided to take in the Webster ridge on my way up #43 Mt. Jackson. I parked at the Crawford Depot and walked the 3 miles down to the Willey House. That was better than it sounds since you can take in the entire ridge and see what you're about to trek. I really nice trail up to the Webster Cliffs Trail, this is the AT. The first ledge blew my mind, 180 degree views of the stunning Crawford Notch! Continued along the ridge with similar views along the way. Ducked into the woods again to get over to Mt Jackson then met 2 Prez Traverse folks on the way down and out. This is an A++ route and hike.

5 months ago

Right before the trail head dips down a bit so careful if you have a car, I bottomed out. That aside, not a bad hike. Lots of trails around there so Google Maps came in handy as well has taking a picture of the map at the trail head. Peak is very small but offers a fantastic view. Overall had the entire place to myself and very dog friendly.

Definitely a moderate rated hike, but lots of fun. Went up the red hill path and then down the cabin trail. Amazing views

There is no trail head marker. You start off on a old carriage type road,once you enter the woods the real trail starts. It is fairly steep, lots of roots. Seeing the wreckage, the dedication plaques is very humbling. Took us 1 1/2 hours up, to the wreckage site.

We drove all the way from Boston to hike here because it said it was dog friendly. When we arrived we were informed that dogs weren't allowed anywhere in the park. We went to Urban Forestry Center which was nearby and allowed dogs on leashes and had a great time.

Steep and short with beautiful views at the top.

6 months ago

Very neat little area. 4 small peaks on property , NH Forestry Service . Old ski area on Moose Mt. closed down in early 80's. Old farm site from mid1800's. Several ponds and brooks. Great place to take kids for a day trip. Parking lot and trail heads at end of New Portsmouth Rd. Brookfield N.H.

Trails are not marked. Easy to get off track.

Very quit trail, great view, multiple ledges. and a cave on East Quarry, small side trail marked. West Quarry has a site marked out with a stone quarry from mid 1800's Trail head is at the end of Gildden road. You can drive up the dirt road a shot ways and park on an old log landing or park side of Gildden rd.

Trail head is on Red Hill Road .Good size parking lot. Trails are well maintained and marked. Land is run by LRCT. There are more trails on this track of land, with a backside trail going to Eagle Cliff over looking Squam Lake .Go left up red trail a little rocky in spots and come down blue train , old hunting cabin on trail.

Very steep but fairly short, went with two friends who are new to hiking and they did fine with plenty of breaks. Good views at the top, and the shorter distance leaves you plenty of time to enjoy them. No crowds, in fact no other humans around at all on a Friday. I have done this hike many times before and while it wasn't too slippery or wet this time, I do recommend waterproof footwear as there have been times when you're basically walking up a small stream bed.

Wicked nice hike - well worth the climb, 270° view....

An untapped gem of a hike. No question, the "hard" rating is well deserved. While the hike is relatively short, the steep areas are in unrelenting, but great views reward the effort. You see the massive Mt. Mousilauke in front of you and the Franconia ridge to the northeast, not to mention many southern and western prominences. Also, wonderful forest feel as the upper elevations surround you with beautiful coniferous groves of red pines. Just one caveat, there are a few tote roads in the beginning of the hike the can be confusing and are not described in the trail description. In any case, for someone who has hiked all 4000 footers and beyond, this discovery was exciting indeed.

Absolutely an awesome trail with multiple scenic views of NH and Vermont. Very strenuous but well worth the trip.

Awesome hike!!! Can't wait to do it again.

This place holds so many memories for my family and I. My Father was stationed here in the forties when it was Fort Dearborn. In the seventies, us teens could get inside the "bunkers" and explore sub basements and everything else. Now I return often to backpack and show my grandkids the place.

This beautiful trail combines great views of the ocean, tide pools, rocky shore and glimpses into the history of the area. It's fairly short and although not well marked, it's still easy to find your way around.

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