Trying to find the best New Hampshire trails? AllTrails has 1,192 great hiking trails, 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. Whether you're looking for the best trails in John Hay National Wildlife Refuge or around Gorham, Lincoln or Bartlett we've got you covered. If you're looking for great New Hampshire state park trails, check out Monadnock State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out West Rattlesnake Natural Area or Mine Falls Park near Nashua. Ready for some activity? There are 488 moderate trails in New Hampshire ranging from 0.6 to 53.7 miles and from 3 to 5,780 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!




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Took Bryce trail to the top. Had two steep sections that I had to rest a few times but I haven't been hiking all summer. moderate hike that was well worth it. Took about 2 1/2hrs total with short breaks going up and pictures at peak

it was an awesome day for a hike it was a hard one but worth all the hard work. very muddy in places too. overall it was a great hike.

10 hours ago

really easy, quick hike with a bit of a challenge near the top! super windy and cold so bring layers! did it with my 11 month old husky puppy and she did great :)

10 hours ago

At the top, it wasn’t very well marked. Left the left when you come to a V for the view.

I put off hiking this trail, because there were so many reviews describing its difficulty. I started hiking a little over a year ago with the fear of heights, and I absolutely loved this trail! The views were amazing, and the scrambling was fun on the ascent. I always have a hard time descending, but if you take your time- it's manageable. It took us 7 hours, but we love to take photos, talk with other hikers, spend time at the summit, and avoid ankle twists. This was overall one of the most memorable hikes we've done in the white mountains.

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11 hours ago

Took Howker Ridge Trail up on Tuesday October 15. The false peaks are very deceiving made it to the fourth peak and confused it for the summit and went back down. Didn’t know i hadn’t hit mount Madison yet there are very few signs and the blue markings on the trees are fading so you really need to pay attention. Overall beautiful views on the howks but definitely do research before heading up to know where you are throughout the hike. It’s mostly through the woods until you reach those peaks. Some spots are very think and you will be in between branches for many feet.

Really enjoyed this hike. Starts out in some nice forest area with moderate inclines. The trail does get steep in some spots but it’s not bad. This would be really slippery in wet conditions due to all the rocks. The majority of the trail is shaded until you get above the tree line.

12 hours ago

Beautiful fall hike without seeing another person until we were almost finished! Markings going north up the South Ridge trail were sketchy at times, but still easy enough to follow. Followed over South Ridge Trail and had some beautiful foliage after the boulders.

13 hours ago

Quick after work hike. Fast up. Ran down. Rain tomorrow- maybe last good leaf day for 2019.

Beautiful on the ridge but very windy. Felt about 30 degrees cooler up there.

Awesome hike and the cave makes the effort worth while. Didn’t see a person at all. Leaves coming down like snow especially after the frost last night.

16 hours ago

This trail is a perfect afternoon get away. Although it's only just over 2 miles, it is a true moderate trail. There is just enough elevation climb, scramble over rock and roots, and incredible views to be more than satisfying! (walk just off trail to the right about mid way thru, for some great views of the country side) Also, the castle ruins are wonderful!

16 hours ago

Easy going start, gets quite rocky and it’s a long uphill to the top. Nice tree coverage. Took about 3 hours up and camped at the Liberty spring tent site( 10 platforms). I’m guessing it took 2.5 hours down.

private property
17 hours ago

Hiked 10/12, went up Blueberry Ledge to Whiteface first. A few fun boulders in the last 0.5 miles. Traversed to Passaconway and then descended on Dicey’s Mill which ended on a Hikers Welcome private land. Nevertheless, it was one of the nicest way down with very few rocks. It was a misty day so we only had a few peeks at the foliage at the summits.

Wow, definitely worth the effort. Topography variation, view, and challenging approach/decent makes this a jewel of a hike. Fun factor was off the charts.

Awesomely fun!

Just finished the hike! First mile was rocky, view from the top of Mt Osceola was INCREDIBLE. Very windy. Not too many lookout points along the way but the top was breathtaking—-literally cause it was freezing

It was a harder hike than I had anticipated. It was steep and Rocky but 100% worth it. The views are spectacular and breathtaking. (we only went to Middle Sugarloaf) Our dogs had a great time.

Did the loop clockwise very early Monday morning; first one in the parking lot. I prefer going up Morgan and then up the ladders as I'm not a fan heights and wouldn't want to go down them although there is a .2 mile bypass. Fantastic views, some of the best in NH in my opinion! On top of Morgan by 8:30. Took us 4 hours to do the loop with about a 20 minute break on Percival. Wonderful hike and definitely recommend it!

Gorgeous views with the foliage! This hike is always my go-to! I usually take the brook trail up and down.

Did it in two days over Columbus day weekend. The views of fall foliage and mountains were great. The most challenging part I found is the very rocky terrain. I have to concentrate on footing all the time which limited the enjoyment of being in the nature. Overall still very happy with the experience and accomplishment.

Best hike I’ve done in the area...stunning views and tranquil atmosphere

An absolute blast of a hike! During the first 2.5 miles of the Signal Ridge trail you are warmed up with a smooth, easy path that only gains about 550ft over that distance. A majority of this time you wall alongside a swift moving stream with copious pools and a few waterfalls. The ground was a bit muddy, but easily avoidable. there was a crossing of a small tributary and as long as your sure footed, you can get past it and stay dry. At about the 2.5 miles mark, the leisurely stroll turns into a relatively aggressive climb. This climb is relentless and steep until you get to the ridge especially since the path becomes very rocky, most of which are loose. Definitely reccomend wearing ankle supportive boots or the sorts. This trail would probably not be the best for young children or those trying to carry young children. The views from the fire tower at the top were unreal and worth the heart pounding effort! My garmin and GPS put this hike at about 9.8 miles and I very accurately stayed on course/the trails.

Picture perfect day. My 4 year old and I hiked counterclockwise (thanks to a review recommendation) and I'm so glad we did. Coming down the reverse way would have been much more challenging for her little legs. The views from each summit was phenomenal. Highly recommend this trail!

1 day ago

Hiked today with my dog on leash. Foliage absolutely beautiful. Took the side trail over to cranmore too. Definitely need proper footwear. Encountered some tourists who did not seem prepared. Lots of roots and the summit is rough with lots of rocks. Stunning views!! Great hike but not a leisurely walk. People need to be prepared.

Beautiful view.

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