Places to go Hiking in New Hampshire
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On NH Rte 26
Area Covers 127 acres
John Wingate Weeks Estate Trail Info Directions: From I-93: Take Exit 35 onto Route 3. Follow Route 3 into Whitefield, John Wingate Weeks Historic Site will be on right.
Area covers 420 acres
Connecticut Lakes State Forest
Location: Rte 3
Deer Mountain Campground Trail Info Directions: Rte3
Area covers 1548 Acres
Cohos Trail – Trail Info Location: Davis Path trailhead on US 302 about 4 miles north of Bartlett and 5 miles south of Crawford Notch.
Length: 150 miles – to the Canadian Border
Rating – Some areas difficult
Franconia Notch State Park Trails Info , Trail Info The park provides access to many popular trails leading into the National Forest. Trails range from moderate to difficult. Camping is available in the park. Pets are prohibited on the paved multi-use “Franconia Recreational Path” and there are designated dog walk areas at the Tramway and Flume.
Artist’s Bluff & Bald Mountain
Elevation 2340 ft.
Directions: Rt. 18, north of Echo Lake
Length: 2 miles – 1 1/2 hours
Directions: Lincoln/Franconia – I-93/Rte 3
Length: 2 miles
Lonesome Lake: Franconia Notch.
Moderate to Easy Grade.
Length: 3.25 miles
Area covers 774 Acres
Crawford Notch State Park Trail Info , Trail Info This park, located in the White Mountains, offers popular family hikes to unique cliffs and brisk waterfalls including the highest in the state, Arethusa Falls. Camping is available in the park. Most trails leave the park and enter the White Mountain National Forest.
Location: Rte 302 – 12 miles NW of Bartlett
Hike or Car Climb
Mount Major Trail Info Directions: Located on Rt. 11, 4.2 miles north of Alton Bay. Heading north, the parking area turn-off is located shortly after a scenic vista and is on the left hand side of the road.
Elevation 1786 ft.
Length: 2 miles to summit
Mt. Morgan – Loop Trail Info Directions: Rt 3/25 to Rt 113 Look for Trailhead
Mt. Fayal Directions: At Science Center, Holderness
Length: 1 mile
Town of Meredith trails – Trail Info
Blue Job Mountain Trail Info Location: First Crown Point Road off 202A
Length: 1 miles – 60 minutes
Easy walk for children
Moody Park Trail Info 325 acre park
Directions: Maple St
Saint-Gaudens – Trail Info National Historic Site Location: Cornish
150 acres including the home, gardens and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), one of America’s foremost sculptors.
Sculptured Rocks State Recreation Area Trail InfoSculptured Rocks Rd Directions: Take Rt 3A North to the top of Newfound Lake (northern end). Turn left onto North Shore Rd, follow into Hebron Common. From the Common, go straight onto Sculptured Rocks Rd. Extraordinary geologic formation.
Town of Hanover Trails – Trails
Length: 2 miles & .9 miles
Cardigan State Park Trail Info This park offers moderate to difficult hikes with great views into Vermont and the south side of the White Mountains.
Directions: Rte 118 Directions: From 89, take exit 17 (Rt. 4). Follow Rt. 4 east for 12 miles. Bear left to get onto Rt. 118. Turn right at a Cardigan State Park sign and follow the signs to the summit. (Bear right 2.7 miles from Rt. 118; at 3.4 miles bear left; at 4.1 miles you’ll be in the parking area.)
Length: 7 miles
Rollins State Park Trail Info , Trail Info Mt. Kearsage Directions – Rte 103 From I-93: Take I-89 north to Exit 8. Turn left at end of ramp and then right on Route 103 to Kearsarge Mt. Road. Follow signs to Rollins State Park. Travelers on I-89 south should exit at exit 9, turn left at end of ramp onto Route 103 to Kearsarge Mt. Road and follow signs to Rollins State Park.
State park covers over 5000 acres
Area covers 8135 Acres
Has several ponds in area
Mount Kearsarge Directions: Off Route 11. 2,937 Summit
Length: 2.2 miles
ChesterField Gorge Natural Area Trail Info Directions – From I-93: Take Exit 3 to Route 101 west to Route 9 west and follow signs to Chesterfield Gorge.
Location: Rte 119 & 10, Rte 63
13,500 acre park (Largest Park in NH)
Length: 20 miles of multiuse trails
Rhododendron State Park Trail Info , Trail Info Location: Rte 119W – Ten miles SE of Keene, near the town of Fitzwilliam. (15 acres of Rhododendrons) Little Monadnock Mountain Trail branches from the rhododendron grove loop and climbs for one mile, where it joins the Metacomet-Monadnock (MM) Trail.
Length: 0.6 miles
Harris Center for Conservation Location: Rte 123 to King’s Highway
Length: 4 miles
Monadnock State Park Trail Info Location: Jaffrey, NH southwest NH – NH 124
Area coves 5000 acres
The top half of the mountain is big slabs and boulders of rock that are fun to climb over. There are many trails of varying levels of difficulty so there is something here for everyone. Read Hiking Comments
Location: Rte 101E
Gap Mountain Trail Info Location Gap Mountain Road in Troy
Directions: NH Rte 28 – 9500 acre park has Fairly easy trails, used also for snowmobiles.
Length: 40 miles of trails.
Silk Farm Trail Info Directions: I-89, Exit 2 to Clinton St.
Length: 0.8 miles
Run by the NH Audubon Society
Mt. Uncanoonuc, Location: Off of Mt. Road History
Length: 1.4 miles
Elevation: 1,329 Ft.
Beaver Brook Location: 117 Ridge Farm Trail Info
Length: 35 miles of trails
Heritage Trail – Trail Info
Musquash – Trail Info Access Locations: Hickory Hill Drive. Trailhead is on far side of powerline cut. Alexander Road – Street parking available. Trail access from Alexander Road (becomes dirt road prior to trails). Sara Beth Road – Street parking available. Trailhead is in the powerline cut.
750 acres of Conservation Land
Massebesic Audubon Center Trail Info Location: Audubon Way – Off of Route 28 Bypass (Look for signs)
City of Manchester Trails – Trail Info
Lake Massebesic Trail Info Location: Route 101, Exit 2 Bypass 28
Horse Hill Nature Perserve – Trail Info
Mine Falls Park Trail Info Location: Take exit 5 A. off Everett Turnpike, follow loop around, toward Simon St., take Whipple St. Or you can go 111 West through Nashua, go past Main St. and before you get on the Everett Turnpike, take Simon St. on right to Whipple St.
325 Acre park, nice hiking & walking along the Nashua River and canal.
Length: 20 miles
Length: Over 25 miles of trails
Great Bay National Reserve Trail Info (Adams Point) Location: Durham Point Road
Length: 1 mile
Length: 2 -7 miles