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    Top Spots in and near New Hampshire

    • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

      Mount Monadnock via White Dot Trail

      4.4
      3.46 mi / 1699 ft gain
      Monadnock State Park is located in and around the 3,165-ft. Mount Monadnock. Mount Monadnock is crisscrossed by many miles of well-maintained hiking trails. The popular White Dot Trail (2.2 miles) is the shortest but steepest ascent to the summit, accessible from the Monadnock State Park headquar...
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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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    • Franconia, New Hampshire

      Lonesome Lake

      4.5
      3.05 mi / 1027 ft gain
      The Franconia Notch area of New Hampshire has many roadside adventures to go on, bringing in thousands of visitors every year, but my favorite place in the notch is Lonesome Lake. At 3 miles, the hike is easy enough for the whole family, but most people visiting the notch stick to the roadside a...
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    • Franconia, New Hampshire

      Hike the Franconia Ridge Loop

      5.0
      8.9 mi / 3600 ft gain
      Starting from the parking lot, the two trails initially begin together. Less than a mile in the trails split into Old Bridle Path to the left, and Falling Waters Trail to the right. Most people choose to go up and down on the same trail. To those doing to loop, most choose to hike up Falling Wate...
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    • Lincoln, New Hampshire

      Hike the Flume Gorge

      4.8
      2 mi / 300 ft gain
      The Flume Gorge in Franconia State Park is beautiful year round and every season has it's unique benefits. During the summer, the Flume is a highly frequented tourist destination and is usually crowded with groups of kids and families. Technically, the Gorge is closed during the winter and there ...
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    • Franconia, New Hampshire

      Backpack the Franconia Ridge Loop

      4.5
      14.5 mi / 3000 ft gain
      This is a multi-day backpacking loop in Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire (located in the the White Mountains).Leave the car at the Lafayette Place Campground, (about 1700' elevation), then head up 1.4mi to Lonesome Lake. If you start hiking in the evening, as the sun is setting, you can ...
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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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    • 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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    • Bedford, New Hampshire

      Pulpit Rock Conservation Area Loop

      4.8
      2.4 mi / 0 ft gain
      We began our hike at Kennard Trailhead, which is easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it.  The approximate GPS address is 596 New Boston Road, Bedford, NH, though in reality the parking area is about 0.2 miles west of the junction of New Boston Rd and Esther Drive.These trails are very well mai...
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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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    • 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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    • Lincoln, New Hampshire

      Hike to Bondcliff

      5.0
      18 mi / 3110 ft gain
      Park at the Lincoln Woods Visitors Center off the Kancamagus Highway where the Lincoln Woods Trailhead begins. Because of such a long hike, it's best to start at daybreak, or as early as possible to make it back before dark. The trail starts at the beginning of a suspension bridge crossing the Ea...
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    • Franconia, New Hampshire

      Camp at Lafayette Campground, White Mountains

      5.0
      8.3 mi
      The White Mountains offer some of the most prime foliage sightseeing (aka 'leaf peeping') in New England. Tourists flock to the Franconia Notch State Park area and surrounding parts of the White Mountains every October, but camping is generally less common. October can be a cold month in New Hamp...
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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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    • Franconia, New Hampshire

      Hike Falling Waters Trail

      4.0
      3 mi / 1100 ft gain
      Falling Waters Trail takes you up to the summit of Little Haystack Mountain, and Mount Lincoln and Mount Lafayette if you continue to the Franconia Ridge Trail / Appalachian Trail, then over to Old Bridle Path.Also along Falling Waters Trail are stunning waterfalls. The most popular one is Cloudl...
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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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    Camping and Lodging in New Hampshire

    Radeke Cabin
    Conway, New Hampshire

    Radeke Cabin

    Doublehead Cabin
    Jackson, New Hampshire

    Doublehead Cabin

    Big Rock
    Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Big Rock

    Dolly  Copp
    Gorham, New Hampshire

    Dolly Copp

    Campton Campground
    Thornton, New Hampshire

    Campton Campground

    Twin Mountain / Mt. Washington KOA Holiday
    Carroll, New Hampshire

    Twin Mountain / Mt. Washington KOA Holiday

    Guides, Insights and Stories from New Hampshire

    Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

    Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

    The Outbound Collective

    The Perfect Fall Highway -  Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

    The Perfect Fall Highway - Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

    Anaïs N.