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Best trails in Thornton

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Looking for a great trail near Thornton, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, forest 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 White Mountain National Forest or West Rattlesnake Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Thornton ranging from 2.5 to 4.7 miles and from 882 to 2,723 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Thornton
Top trails (5)
#1 - Welch and Dickey Loop Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
Although this trail is currently open for recreational use, there are restrictions of group gatherings for COVID-19 protection in place. Please see the park's website for up to date information: httpsShow more
#2 - Welch Mountain Rock Ledge
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Welch Mountain Rock Ledge is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Thornton, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primariShow more
#3 - Yellow Jacket XTC Trail
Thornton, New Hampshire
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
Yellow Jacket XTC Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thornton, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of Show more
#4 - Peaked Hill Pond Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Peaked Hill Pond Trail is a 3.2 mile out and back trail located near Thornton, New Hampshire that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trShow more
#5 - East Pond and Little East Pond Trail Loop
Thornton, New Hampshire
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
East Pond and Little East Pond Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Thornton, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail isShow more