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Best trails in Randolph

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Looking for a great trail near Randolph, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 36 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 29 hard trails in Randolph ranging from 2.9 to 20.4 miles and from 1,240 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 - Presidential Traverse Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 20.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Presidential Traverse is an excellent and well-traveled hike of some of New England's highest peaks - almost all at maximum exposure. This trip is not for the faint of heart and not to be attempted in just one day - but it can be done with the right preparation. An official Presidential Traverse begins at Madison and then to Adams. Then on to Jefferson and Washington. Continuing on to Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce and finally Jackson. It's recommended you should double layer socks in your shoes and bring band aids in case of blisters. Thin layer first, then a thick wool sock so that you don't have as much friction. The cabins take credit cards. Sometimes they'll have free food or coffee if you arrive during off hours. They also will let you fill up on water. Parking is 5 USD a day at the centre (South). Dropping people off at the North trailhead, driving to the centre/parking and then taking the shuttle to regroup is highly recommended. This will allow you to come out of the trail right beside the parking lot on your last day. You cannot reserve a shuttle seat the day of. You must book in advance or wait around in line to ensure a spot. Do not rely on taxi services as they are far and few. Show more
#2 - Lake of the Clouds from Mount Washington Summit via Crawford Path
Mount Washington State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
#3 - Mount Adams Via Air Line Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 6 h 1 m
#4 - Mount Washington via Ammonoosuc Ravine to Crawford Path
Mount Washington State Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 5 h 44 m
#5 - Mount Jefferson, Adams, and Madison Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 8 h 3 m
This trek traverses three massive Presidential Range peaks. This is the shortest and easiest way to climb all 3 major Northern Presidential Peaks in a day. The Caps Ridge Trail up Mt. Jefferson is steep, and requires a few scrambles over ledges on the way up that have some exposure so it is not for the feint of heart. This 2.5 mile trail will put you up onto the top of Jefferson and onto the ridge which you will follow above treeline all the way to Madison and Back. This entire route is above treeline so make sure the weather is good before continuing. You'll reach Mt. Jefferson (5,715'), Mt. Adams (5,798'), and Mt. Madison 5,363'). You will have the option of jogging over to the top of Mt. Quincy Adams if you'd like too as well as the opportunity to check out a famous AMC hut nestled between the peaks.Show more
#6 - Mount Madison and Adams via the Valley Way Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 7 h 4 m
#7 - Mount Adams and Madison Loop
Presidential Range-Dry River Wilderness
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 7 h 20 m
The Howker Ridge Trail flows into private property. Show more
#8 - Mount Monroe via Mount Washington
Mount Washington State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
#9 - Mount Washington via Tuckerman’s Ravine, Huntington Ravine and Nelson Crag
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 5 h 2 m
The head wall section of the trail is very steep with some sections of fourth class terrain. It should also be noted that the head wall should never be attempted when wet or if the weather looks threatening. Due to the steepness of this route, doing an out-and-back and going back down the trail can be very difficult. Many hikers choose to do the route shown on this page: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-washington-via-huntington-ravine-and-lion-head-trailShow more
#10 - Mount Jefferson, Adams, and Madison
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 6 h 19 m
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