New Hampshire - Outdoor Activities

New Hampshire has approximately 2,128 trails, including 1,537 hiking trails and 1,119 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 91.1 miles in length. The most popular trails are Hut to Hut Presidential Traverse, Lincoln Woods and Arethusa Falls Trails. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in New Hampshire was Alex E. who completed Tuckerman Ravine and Mount Washington.

  • Arethusa Falls TrailsView Trail Details

    18 Reviews

    North Conway, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Dropping more than 200 feet in a swath of lacy mist, the plunge of Bemis Rock creates New Hampshire's highest falls and a premier natural wonder. ...

  • Lincoln WoodsView Trail Details

    14 Reviews

    Lincoln, NH

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 hour 30 minutes
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an excellent choice for families and people just getting used to riding bikes over rocks and through mud. Experienced riders in the mood ...

  • Mount Lafayette / Mount Lincoln, Bridle Path LoopView Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Littleton, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Trailheads located within yards of an interstate highway seldom promise extraordinary mountain adventure. All the more special, then, is this ...

  • Mount MajorView Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Laconia, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Locate a short hike to a beautiful view on one of the main tourist arteries in the Lakes Region and you’re sure to generate plenty of interest. ...

  • Mount AvalonView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Carroll, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  3.0–4.0 hours
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The narrow summit of Mount Avalon provides excellent views of Crawford Notch, the Willey Range, and the southern Presidentials, including Mount ...

  • Mount Monadnock, White Cross TrailView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Nashua, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A solitary peak with centuries of tradition, Mount Monadnock is one of the world’s most frequently climbed summits, New Hampshire’s version of ...

  • Mount CardiganView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Bristol, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  4.5 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A challenging hike to one of the best viewpoints in New Hampshire. The state of New Hampshire's website for Cardigan State Park lists hiking ...

  • Hancock Notch Trail, Hancock LoopView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Lincoln, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A number of trails run south from the Kancamagus Highway to access peaks more readily reached from the Lakes Region or Waterville Valley. The ...

  • Mount Sunapee and Lake SolitudeView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Newbury, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A strenuous hike to excellent views and a remote mountain pond. Mount Sunapee is bet known for its downhill ski area, which is a major landmark ...

  • Mount Washington, Ammonoosuc Ravine TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Berlin, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail is the most direct western route to the alpine splendor that cloaks Mount Washington’s shoulders. Recent groundwork ...

  • Baldface Circle TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Berlin, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Good things come in small packages, and challenging alpine adventures can be found below 4,000 feet. Cherished by knowledgeable New Hampshire ...

  • Mount Chocorua, Champney Brook TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Conway, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  7.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Originating from the magnificent Kancamagus Highway, the Champney Brook Trail ascends the gradual, northern facet of Mount Chocorua’s jutting ...

  • Mount Sunapee, Andrew Brook TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Newbury, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    I’ve always thought of the Andrew Brook Trail as being located on Mount Sunapee’s back side. No disrespect intended, but the trail ascends this ...

  • Mount Osceola TrailView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Waterville Valley, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  4.5 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Osceola is named for the legendary Seminole chief who waged war against U.S. troops during the late 1830s when the government tried to ...

  • Mount Pawtuckaway - North PeakView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Deerfield, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    An interesting boulder field, good wildlife habitat, and excellent views on one of the best hikes in southeastern New Hampshire. At a little ...

  • Mount Monadnock, Pumpelly TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Nashua, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Pumpelly Trail from Dublin Lake to the top of the region’s namesake peak is really two hikes in one. The first half is a pleasant walk through ...

  • Mount Kearsarge, Winslow TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Wilmot, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The climb of Mount Kearsarge from the Wilmot side is a great family hike, but requires more effort than most people expect. The rocky and root-bound ...

  • Belknap Mountain, Red TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Gilford, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Belknap Mountain rises 600 feet above the bald pate of Mount Major, yet thanks to the carriage road, the walk to its summit is much less demanding ...

  • Liberty Spring Trail, Mount Liberty / Mount FlumeView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Plymouth, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  7.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Pick up a map of hiking trails of Franconia Notch State Park and you’re likely to conclude that Mount Liberty and Mount Flume lie on a convenient ...

  • Mount Jefferson, Caps Ridge TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Berlin, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    With a trailhead elevation of just over 3,000 feet, the Caps Ridge Trail attains the summit of a major Presidential Peak with less elevation ...

  • Mahoosucs AdventureView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Gorham, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  6 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Straddling the Maine-New Hampshire border northeast of Gorham, the Mahoosucs are a rugged range of peaks that run southwest to northeast. While ...

  • Mount Major TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Alton Bay, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The origin of the name Mount Major is a mystery. It does not refer to the size of the mountain, but it might describe the view. The open bed- ...

  • Mount Percival - Mount Morgan Loop TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Holderness, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Morgan and Percival are the mountain version of Siamese twins, connected at the shoulder. Both have open, rocky tops. Both can be hiked alone ...

  • Lake Massabesic TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Auburn, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Located minutes from Manchester, northern New England’s largest city, the Massabesic Audubon Sanctuary boasts 130 acres of fields and forests ...

  • Welch and Dickey MountainsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Waterville Valley, NH

    • Hiking  
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    If the Cascade Path doesn't promise enough excitement, but a 4,000-foot summit is more than you're ready to try, Waterville Valley has a solution. ...

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