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Gilead, Maine

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  • Rumford, Maine

    Hike Black Mountain Resort

    3.1 mi / 1312.3 ft gain
    Start at parking-place, make it to the top and chose a route to hike back down. Beautiful views lay in front of you, for you to enjoy. This is a half day hike, full of nice places on the way to have lunch at, or just to enjoy and walk by. Enjoy the Hike ;)
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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Diana's Baths

    5.0
    1.33 mi / 190 ft gain
    Diana's Baths is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near North Conway, New Hampshire.
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  • Jefferson, New Hampshire

    Summit Mount Waumbek via the Starr King Trail

    5.0
    7.2 mi / 1500 ft gain
    The hike starts out at the Starr King trailhead because you will summit Starr King Mountain (3,907 ft - so close to being a 4000 footer!) before moving on to Waumbek. The 2.6 miles that it takes to get to the first summit are gradual and forgiving. The majority of the total elevation is completed...
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  • Jackson Webster Trail, New Hampshire

    Hike Mount Jackson

    4.5 mi / 2109 ft gain
    The Jackson Webster trailhead is located on Crawford Notch Road a little ways down from the AMC Highland Center where they have bathrooms, food, a store, info, etc. There's a parking lot at the Center as well as a smaller lot right across from the trailhead. These lots often get filled up but you...
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  • Carroll, New Hampshire

    Hike Mt. Pierce

    5.0
    6.2 mi / 2412 ft gain
    Mount Pierce (elevation 4312 ft.) is part of the Presidential Region in the White Mountain National Forest.  Upon reaching the summit, you will be rewarded with 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains.  To begin your hike, park at the Crawford Connector Trailhead. You will follow the Crawfo...
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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Cathedral Ledge via Bryce Path Trail

    2.07 mi / 574 ft gain
    Cathedral Ledge via Bryce Path Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bartlett, New Hampshire.
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  • North Conway, New Hampshire

    Hike White Horse Trail

    4.75 mi / 1043 ft gain
    Consider this moderate hike a warm-up to some of the bigger boys in the area! We've hiked Cathedral Ledge from Echo Lake State Park in the past, but wanted something a little longer in distance & slighting more challenging. When I asked the guy manning the State Park booth for a map he said, ...
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  • Bartlett, New Hampshire

    Hike Cathedral Ledge

    4.0
    3.4 mi / 722 ft gain
    During spring, summer and fall there is a road that allows you to drive to the top of Cathedral Ledge. In winter the road is closed off to vehicles so reaching the top requires a 1.7 mile hike. Once at the top, there is a fenced in lookout with a 180 degree view of North Conway and the surroundin...
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  • Crawford Notch Road, New Hampshire

    Snowshoe Mount Jackson

    5.2 mi / 2300 ft gain
    The hike starts across the street from the AMC Highland Center on route 302, which means there is plenty of parking and when you finish there is a fireplace and snacks to warm up with! It starts at the Webster Jackson trailhead and after 1.4 miles breaks off onto the Jackson trail. At that point ...
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  • Crawford Notch Road, New Hampshire

    Hike to the Summits of Mt. Jackson and Mt. Pierce

    8 mi / 5000 ft gain
    From I93 take exit 35 onto rt 3. Follow that until you get to a four way intersection. Take a right onto rt 302 and follow that until you see an AMC information building on the right. Drive past the parking lot about 500 feet and park on the left right after the lake.From there take the Webster ...
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  • Crawford Notch Road, New Hampshire

    Snowshoe Mount Pierce

    6.4 mi / 2500 ft gain
    The hike begins right across from the AMC Highland Center, which is great because you can utilize their spacious parking lot! Once you locate the trailhead, the elevation begins almost immediately. Begin on the Crawford Connector Trail for 0.4 miles.You will come to a foot bridge over Gibbs Brook...
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  • Crawford Notch Road, New Hampshire

    Hike the Tom, Field, Willey and Avalon Traverse

    10.2 mi / 3300 ft gain
    For hikers en route to climbing the 67 4,000 footers of Northern New England, or for those looking for a day-long mini-adventure, this four-peaks-in-one traverse is a spectacular must. Mount Tom, Mount Field, and Mount Willey are all above 4,000 feet, and Mount Avalon caps at 3,442 feet. The tota...
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  • Carroll, New Hampshire

    Mount Willard

    5.0
    3.07 mi / 958 ft gain
    This hike begins at the trailhead behind Crawford Depot. The first 1/4 mile of the trail is relatively level. You will cross two small streams before the trail begins to steepen. For much of the trek up to the top of the mountain you will be following an abandoned carriage road. Along the sid...
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  • Andover, Maine

    Fly Fish Lower Dam at Rapid River, Maine

    Getting to Rapid River can be a bit of a trek, as the 10 or so miles leading to it is a maze of logging roads and the cell service is spotty at best. Here is a rundown of the route:Driving Northeast on Rt 26, take a sharp right onto Andover RD (East B Hill Road)After 2.1 miles, turn left onto Bro...
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  • Arethusa Falls Road, New Hampshire

    Snowshoe to Arethusa Falls via Bemis Brook Trail

    2.8 mi / 853 ft gain
    Arethusa Falls is a popular hike in the White Mountains, and come winter it is a popular spot for ice climbing. The falls are located in Crawford Notch State Park and is the tallest waterfall in New Hampshire (between 140-200 feet). Following the Bemis Brook Trail to Arethusa Falls will add a few...
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  • Hart's Location, New Hampshire

    Hike to Frankenstein Cliffs

    4.3
    5 mi / 1400 ft gain
    The Frankenstein Cliff trailhead is located in Crawford Notch State Park directly off of Route 302. If you're traveling from the south (Bartlett/North Conway) the parking lot for the trailhead is on your left hand side about 12 miles from Bartlett. There are signs for Arethusa Falls/Frankenstein ...
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