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Gilead, Maine

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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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  • Hart's Location, New Hampshire

    Rappelling at Ripley Falls

    1.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to rappel down a 100+ waterfall surrounded by beautiful scenes in the midst of the White Mountains. This adventure is organized and facilitated by Northeast Mountaineering who provide gear, guidance, and safety instruction.  You will begin your day at the Bu...
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  • Hart's Location, New Hampshire

    Hike Mt. Crawford

    5.0
    5 mi
    Don't let the relatively short 2.5 mile hike up Mt. Crawford fool you, you certainly work for the amazing views from the summit. Located in Crawford Notch, park in the Davis Path lot almost directly across from the Notchland Inn on Rt. 302. The trail starts by going over a footbridge crossing the...
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  • Denmark, Maine

    Summit Bald Peak and Mt. Pleasant

    6 mi / 1450 ft gain
    After turning on Mountain Rd, look for East Pinnacle Condominiums. The trailhead is about 0.1miles after that on the right between the telephone poles marked 49 and 50. There is a dirt parking lot to pull into.  Now on to the hike! This hike begins by heading straight uphill immediately, and you ...
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  • Jefferson, New Hampshire

    Ski Touring the Pemigewasset Wilderness Traverse

    23 mi / 4500 ft gain
    The Pemigewasset Wilderness is a 45,000-acre treasure embedded within the spectacular “Whites” of New Hampshire. It’s a remote, less often travelled wilderness than the nearby Presidential Range but no less spectacular. The winter “Pemi Traverse”, a 23 mile tour from Bretton Woods to Lincoln, jum...
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  • Jefferson, New Hampshire

    Hike the Sugarloaf Trail

    3.3 mi / 1099 ft gain
    The Sugarloaf Trail begins at the Sugarloaf trailhead on Zealand Road off of US 302. There are two trails that begin at this trailhead--be sure to cross the bridge over the Ammonoosuc and look for the "Sugarloaf Trail" sign. The trail begins following the Ammonoosuc River for a short while before...
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  • Byron, Maine

    Swim in Coos Canyon

    5.0
    Coos Canyon is right off of route 17 in Byron, ME. It's almost impossible to miss but if you're worried about it you can type "coos canyon" or "coos canyon rock and gift" into google maps and it will take you right there. There is a gravel parking lot to the right side of the road (heading north)...
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  • Jefferson, New Hampshire

    Hiking at Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge

    4.5
    As hiking in the White Mountain area goes, this is a pretty easy one. This is a family friendly hike along a rail trail and well maintained forest trails. The main attraction here isn't the difficultly. The main attraction here is the spectacular views and the abundant wildlife.This trail begi...
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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Drive the Kancamagus Highway

    4.8
    34.5 mi
    The Kancamagus Highway is designated an American Scenic Byway. It cuts through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The highest point along the drive is 3000 feet. It is known as one of the best fall viewing areas in the country. If your interested there is also several campgrounds along thi...
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  • Bartlett, New Hampshire

    Hike Mt. Carrigain

    5.0
    10 mi / 3250 ft gain
    Park on Sawyer River Road at the Signal Ridge Trailhead. Trail starts out as a mild climb and meanders with the Whiteface Brook. When you arrive at the Carrigain Notch Trail junction, turn left. Enjoy three miles of steep uphill along the mountain's edge. When you reach the the apex of Mt. Carrig...
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  • Albany, New Hampshire

    Rocky Gorge Scenic Area Loop

    2 mi / 266 ft gain
    A beautiful area of the Kancamagus Highway, the Rocky Gorge section is home to rushing rapids and scenic lakes. When visiting in the fall the colors are amazing however be ready for traffic and more crowds. This location has a parking lot and walking trails along the river to multiple viewpoints. 
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  • Weld, Maine

    Hike Tumbledown Mountain

    5.6 mi / 2300 ft gain
    To keep the hike as short as possible, the hike can be an out and back at 5.6 miles, but if you wanted to make it a loop that is possible and adds only an additional 2 miles or so. We took the Brook Trail up to the summit (which passes by the alpine lake) and then followed it back down. To hike t...
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  • Albany, New Hampshire

    Champney Falls - Bolles Chocura Loop

    5.0
    9.18 mi / 2904 ft gain
    Champney Falls - Bolles Chocura Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lincoln, New Hampshire.
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  • Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

    Sabbaday Falls

    4.7
    0.7 mi / 171 ft gain
    This awesome waterfall is located right off of the Kancamagus Highway (rt 112) that runs from Lincoln to North Conway, NH. The highway itself is a very scenic drive through the White Mountains that has pull off spots every couple of miles. From I93 take exit 32 for Lincoln. Drive straight throug...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Summit Mount Hancock and South Hancock

    9.8 mi / 2220 ft gain
    The Hancock trailhead is located at the infamous hairpin turn of the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains. The trail itself crosses the road and starts at 2000 feet of elevation on the Hancock Notch trail. It remains fairly flat for the first 3 miles of the trail. After 1.8 miles you will hi...
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  • Colebrook, New Hampshire

    Hike to the Top of Table Rock

    4.3
    1.52 mi / 715 ft gain
    Though the trail may seem a bit daunting at first (especially for beginners), this out-and-back hike isn't all that difficult. At the trailhead (located almost directly behind the sign "Entering Dixville Notch State Park"), you'll begin by walking through some densely wooded forest. The trail is ...
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