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Best trails in Twin Mountain

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Looking for a great trail near Twin Mountain, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs leash 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 Rocky Gorge Scenic Area. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 10 hard trails in Twin Mountain ranging from 5.3 to 15 miles and from 1,663 to 6,276 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 Twin Mountain
Top trails (10)
#1 - Mount Jefferson via Caps Ridge Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
NOTE: This park allows dogs, however, the hike is steep and rocky and you may need to assist your pet up and down rocks. This is the highest trailhead in the White Mountains at 3,008 feet and also is the shortest with the least amount of elevation gain of any of the Presidentials. This trailhead is in Jefferson Notch at the highest point in the Notch. From Rte. 302 near Bretton Woods follow the Base Station Road which heads to the Cog Railroad up Mt. Washington. Several miles down this road you will come to a 4 way intersection with Mt. Clinton Road to the South. Take the left onto the Jefferson Notch Road which is closed in the winter and early spring. Follow this for a couple miles keeping an eye out for the Caps Ridge Trailhead at the highest point in the NotchShow more
#2 - Edmands Path Trail
Mount Washington State Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 1 m
#3 - North Twin Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 18 m
Note: The road leading to this trailhead generally closes in October or November. For more information, please see https://trailsnh.com/reports/Forest-Roads-Gates.phpShow more
#4 - Crawford Notch Trail
Crawford Notch State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
#5 - Cherry Mountain Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
#6 - Mount Washington via Crawford Path Trail
Mount Washington State Park
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Length: 15 mi • Est. 9 h 34 m
#7 - Edmand and Crawford Path
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 14.6 mi • Est. 9 h 52 m
Relatively Easy NH 4Ks, Great views of Mount Washington Climb Edmunds Path - one of the easiest paths into a NH 4 thousand footer. Some rough spots close to reaching the intersection with the Eisenhower Loop - you find great views of Mt Washington on that area. Just upon reaching the intersection, turn left to zigzag climb Mt. Eisenhower. Caution, it is mostly exposed terrain (no trees) from here to Mt. Pierce (Clinton): could be cold and windy. Upon reaching Eisenhower, enjoy the spectacular, specially the presidential range mountains. Then continue south through the AT / Crawford Path. You will find an intersection towards Mt. Pierce (Clinton). Climb it for 0.1 mi, bag another NH 4K peak, and then return to the Crawford Path, and climb down to the parking lot. About half a mile before reaching the parking lot there is a beautiful waterfall you may want to enjoy.Show more
#8 - Mount Jefferson Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 6 h 2 m
Strenous Hike, Great Views A very difficult hike over the caps. It is steep at times, the rocks are rugged and the trail demanding. There are places where treking poles are of no use mostly because of the steepness or the numerous holes between the boulders. It could be a great winter trip if there were access to the trailhead.Show more
#9 - Edmands Path to Crawford Path
Mount Washington State Park
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 8 h 45 m
Three peaks in the middle of the presidential Range including the highest Peak in all of New England in an epic day hike. This is a great climb over two peaks to get to the highest point in New England. You will ascend Edmand's Path to the intersection with the Crawford Path over the Southern Presidential Ridge. On the way up you will have sweeping views to the north and may even see the train on the Cog Railway steaming up the mountain. Once on the ridge you'll jog over to get to the summit of Eisenhower at 4,761 feet and then continue on over Monroe at 5,385' past a very cool alpine lake and AMC hut to your final destination, Mt. Washington at 6,288 feet! Because Mt. Washington has a scenic highway to the top you have several options. You can arrange for friends/family to pick you up at the top and drive you down saving your knees. On the other hand, if you are out to include these mountains in your peak bagging lists and want to join any of the climbing clubs and check these off you need to hike yourself back down for the climb to be considered legit.Show more
#10 - Mount Eisenhower Trail to Dry River
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 6 h 59 m