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Best trails in New Hampshire

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Trying to find the best New Hampshire trails? AllTrails has 1,378 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 Gorham, Lincoln or Bartlett, we've got you covered. If you're looking for great New Hampshire state park trails, check out Crawford Notch State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Mine Falls Park near Nashua or West Rattlesnake Natural Area. Ready for some activity? There are 535 moderate trails in New Hampshire ranging from 0.6 to 52.2 miles and from 3 to 6,279 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 New Hampshire
Top trails (1378)
#1 - Mount Lafayette and Franconia Ridge Trail Loop
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 6 h 3 m
This is a very popular full day hike for good reasons. On a clear day, you are unlikely to find better views in New England. As a bonus you will ascend three peaks, including the highest mountain outside the Presidential Range - Mount Lafayette.Show more
#2 - 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: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/whitemountain/alerts-notices/?aid=58114 There is a $5 parking fee.Show more
#3 - Mount Willard Trail
Crawford Notch State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
The perfect hike—short, simple, beautiful, and right to an epic vista.Show more
#4 - Mount Monadnock via White Dot and White Cross Trails
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
Notice: In response to COVID-19, NH State Parks will be utilizing our online day use reservation system at Monadnock State Park. Visitors must make a reservation prior to arrival at the park and visitors who do not make a reservation, will be turned away. When planning a visit, reservations must be made prior to the arrival and no later than 9am the day of your visit. Please plan ahead in the event the parking areas reach capacity. See the park website for more info: https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/monadnock-state-park Note: There is a $15 fee per vehicle to park and hike in the state park. A very popular, steep scramble up a nice peak in Southern New Hampshire with great views from its bald summit. Monadnock Mountain is reputed to be one of the most hiked mountains in the world with over 125,000 people climbing it every year. The hiking trails are very steep in places and can be rocky. It can easily be done in a half day. Older kids will have a ton of fun rock hopping their way to the summit on the steep trail and this hike is also a great place to see the changing leaves in fall. As one of the most climbed mountains, Monadnock is a very popular New England hike just north of very populated cities in Vermont and Massachusetts so you most likely won't be alone on the trail. Parking in the lot off of Poole Road can be a challenge, and the summit can be windy, so you may want to bring an additional layer for the top. Other trails in the area include the White Cross Trail, Birchtoft Trail, Cascade Link Trail and Pumpelly Trail.Show more
#5 - Mount Major and Brook Trail Loop
Major Mountain State Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Note: As of 9/14/20, users have reported that the parking lot is closed due to renovation. However, street parking is available nearby.Show more
#6 - The Flume Gorge Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Note: Advanced Tickets and reservations via the website are required for this trail. The gorge is open from May 12 - October 21 5/5-6/30 8:30am-5pm 7/1-9/4 8:30am-5:30pm 9/5-10/22 8:30am-5pm Adults: $16 Children (6-12): $14 Ages 5 and under: Free The Flume Gorge trail is New Hampshire beauty, up close and personal. Waterfalls, mosses, wild flowers, and trees line this beautiful boardwalk. This is a relaxing must-see while hiking the more difficult trails around New Hampshire's White Mountains. The Flume is a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty. The walls of Conway granite rise to a height of 70 to 90 feet and are 12 to 20 feet apart. A trip into the Flume begins and ends at the Flume Visitor's Center. Guests can choose to walk through just the Gorge or do a two mile loop. The walk includes uphill walking and lots of stairs. The boardwalk allows you to look closely at the growth of flowers, ferns and mosses found here. Framed by a spectacular vista of Mount Liberty and Mount Flume, the Visitor Center houses the Flume ticket office, information center, cafeteria, gift shop, and the state park system's historic Concord Coach. A 20-minute movie showcasing beautiful Franconia Notch State Park is available for viewing. The Flume was discovered in 1808 by 93-year-old Aunt Jess Guernsey when she accidently came upon it while fishing. She had trouble convincing her family of the marvelous discovery, but eventually persuaded others to come and see for themselves. At that time, a huge egg-shaped boulder hung suspended between the walls. The rock was 10 feet (3m) high and 12 feet (3.6m) long. A heavy rainstorm in June of 1883 started a landslide that swept the boulder from its place. It has never been found. The same storm deepened the gorge and formed Avalanche Falls.Show more
#7 - Lonesome Lake Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
This trail gets steep and rocky, but it is worth it to see the beautiful Lonesome Lake. Along the lake the trail is grassy and easy going. Be sure to check out the nearby Lonesome Lake Hut where you can reserve a room and have a nice family meal. Show more
#8 - 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. 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
#9 - Mount Tecumseh Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
The smallest of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers (standing at 4,003 feet tall) sits adjacent to Waterville Valley Ski area. A lovely hike to do during any season! Follow the trail 1.2 miles to a view point then another 1 (steep) mile to the cross trail between the Tecumseh Trail and the Sosman trail. From there, the summit is 0.3 miles away. There are limited views, but it is still beautiful!Show more
#10 - Little Haystack via Falling Waters Trail
Franconia Notch State Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
Falling Waters Trail follows the rocky, rushing Dry Brook upstream to meet the Franconia Notch Trail. 0.5 miles below the summit is a 0.1 mile spur trail for "Shining Rock". This is an exposed slab of granite 200 ft tall by 800 ft wide.Show more
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