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  • Stow, Maine

    Hike to Rattlesnake Pool

    2.11 mi / 207 ft gain
    The best place to start your hike is from Route 113 near Gilead, head towards Stone House Road. This becomes Shell Pond Road. A few miles in, you'll find a gated area where you can park. This trail, and Rattlesnake Pool, are both on private land - so be sure to practice leave no trace principles. 
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  • Newry, Maine

    Photograph Screw Auger Falls

    4.0
    0.2 mi / 6 ft gain
    After parking in the allotted parking area at screw auger, make your way down to the falls to explore! There are several "smaller waterfalls" that the river flows over before making its way to the 27 foot main attraction. Going in April, the falls were at their most powerful. It made taking pictu...
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  • Gorham, New Hampshire

    Hike the Imp Face Trail

    6.1 mi / 2080 ft gain
    Start a few miles north of the Joe Dodge Lodge and Pinkham Notch. If starting in Gorham, the trailhead is 6-8 miles south and will be on the east side of the road. Starting at about 1000 ft, hike in about 5 miles and 5 miles back to beginning. Two routes back, both about the same distance.Startin...
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  • Maine 26, Maine

    Hike Eyebrow Trail to Old Speck Mountain Loop

    7.8 mi / 3000 ft gain
    The first time I attempted this trail was in mid April, and the slush and mud I encountered was absolutely unbelievable. Snowshoes were useless. Crampons were useless. Boots alone meant dirty, wet, muddy feet. So, I had to bail. But I came back in October and I’m so glad I did because the views o...
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  • Gorham, New Hampshire

    Backpack to Osgood Tentsite and Hike Mount Madison

    5.0
    9.3 mi / 4521 ft gain
    Begin at Great Gulf Trailhead (located on the west side of NH Route 16, about 1.5 mi. south of the junction with Dolly Copp Rd.) which offers a large fee for parking lot. Bring cash and pay at the self service pay station then display your receipt in car. Walk towards the back of the parking lot ...
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  • Newry, Maine

    Table Rock Trail

    4.5
    1.91 mi / 761 ft gain
    Table Rock Trail is a loop trail that takes you past a cave located near Newry, Maine.
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  • Gorham, New Hampshire

    Snowshoe to Carter Notch Hut

    7.8 mi / 2200 ft gain
    The nineteen mile brook trail is a winding path up approximately 2200 feet of elevation over the course of 3.9 miles. That distance feels a lot farther when you are breaking trail in 18-24 inches of snow and you are carrying 35 lb packs on your backs.  Luckily we started out early and we able to ...
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  • Randolph, New Hampshire

    Hike the Northern Presidentials

    15.6 mi
    The Presidential Range is a mountain range located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. They contain the highest peaks of the Whites and are named after Presidents of the U.S. I also want to add that this range is known for having some of the worst weather in America, mainly because of the un...
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  • Randolph, New Hampshire

    Madison Spring Hut to Lake of the Clouds Hut via Gulfside Trail

    5.0
    6.76 mi / 2441 ft gain
    Madison Spring Hut to Lake of the Clouds Hut via Gulfside Trail is a point-to-point trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Randolph, New Hampshire.
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Hike Tuckerman's Ravine Trail on Mt. Washington

    4.9
    9 mi
    While this trail is open year round with winter hiking/skiing down the ravine walls, this entry will focus on hiking in the warmer months.Your hike starts behind the Pinkham Notch AMC Center in Jackson, NH at an elevation of approximately 2050 ft. There is plenty of parking at the visitors cente...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Winter Ascent of Mt. Washington Via Lion Head Trail

    8 mi / 4200 ft gain
    Park at the Pinkham Notch visitor center off of Route 16, your stopping point for all things Tuckerman’s Ravine and Mt. Washington related. The ranger station is open year round and there is food and up to date weather conditions from the summit. There is also a locker room with showers available...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Lake of the Clouds from Mount Washington Summit via Crawford Path

    5.0
    2.81 mi / 1224 ft gain
    Lake of the Clouds from Mount Washington Summit via Crawford Path is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Randolph, New Hampshire.
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  • Randolph, New Hampshire

    Summit Mount Jefferson, Mount Clay, and Mount Washington

    4.0
    10.5 mi / 4455 ft gain
    Hike with at least one other and take two cars. First drop one car at the Cog Railway parking lot (Base Station Rd, Bretton Woods, NH). Jump into the second car and drive about 15 minutes to the Caps Ridge Trailhead on Jefferson Notch Road ( N 44° 18' 15"W 71° 21' 42" )The Caps Ridge Trail will l...
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  • Randolph, New Hampshire

    Hike Mount Jefferson

    5 mi / 2700 ft gain
    Mount Jefferson stands at 5712 feet, the third tallest mountain of the Presidential's in the White Mountain National Forest. The trail head begins at the Caps Ridge Trail on Jefferson Notch Rd. While 2.5 miles sounds easy, this hike is not for the once in while day hiker. Challenging rock scrambl...
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  • Thompson and Meserves, New Hampshire

    Hike Mt. Washington via Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and Jewell Trail

    5.0
    7.4 mi / 3720 ft gain
    To begin this hike, drive to Marshfield Station on Base Station Road in Jefferson, NH. There are several large parking lots capable of holding both hiker and Cog Railway traffic even on busy days. Parking in the lots at the Marshfield Station costs $5.00/day, there is a lot for hiker parking at t...
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  • Waterford, Maine

    Hike Hawk Mountain

    5.0
    2.2 mi / 500 ft gain
    1.4 mile Out-and-Back trail hike is family friendly and provides spectacular views, especially at sunset. Trail closes right after dusk though, so be careful to not wander too long. Turn onto Hawk Mountain Road, and drive until you see the parking lot on the left and trail head on the right, abou...
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