Stow, Maine

Top Spots in and near Stow

  • Stow, Maine

    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. 
    Read more
  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Jackson Falls

    Jackson Falls is located In the village of Jackson, New Hampshire. This waterfall is easily accessible from the nearby parking area. The parking area has a 2-hour time limit, so make sure you check your watch before heading to the falls.  The falls drop 100' over a series of smaller cascasdes wi...
    Read more
  • 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, ...
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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 ...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Drive Mt. Washington Auto Road

    3.0
    Starting at roughly 3,000ft above sea level the Mt. Washington Auto Road will take you up nearly eight miles of beautiful, scenic, and well maintained mountain auto roads to The Mount Washington Summit. The summit sits at 6,289 and offers stunning 360° views of New Hampshire's Presidential Range,...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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 ...
    Read more
  • 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 ...
    Read more
  • 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...
    Read more
  • 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.
    Read more

Camping and Lodging in Stow

Cold River
Chatham, New Hampshire

Cold River

Basin Campground
Chatham, New Hampshire

Basin Campground

Hastings Campground
Bethel, Maine

Hastings Campground

Doublehead Cabin
Jackson, New Hampshire

Doublehead Cabin

Black Mountain Cabin
Jackson, New Hampshire

Black Mountain Cabin

Radeke Cabin
Conway, New Hampshire

Radeke Cabin

Guides, Insights and Stories from Stow

How to Crush the Presidential Traverse in a Single Day

How to Crush the Presidential Traverse in a Single Day

Danielle Tourigny