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Alton, New Hampshire

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  • Gilford, New Hampshire

    Hike the Lockes Hill Trail

    4.0
    1.8 mi / 419 ft gain
    This trail, beginning at a parking lot adjacent to the lake, leads to one of the best views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Although not very high in elevation, it is one of the tallest crests in the area, providing some of the best views, and the actual hike is not challenging in most conditions. Due to ...
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  • Concord, New Hampshire

    Hike to the Oak Hill Fire Tower

    4.0
    3 mi / 500 ft gain
    Climbing to the Fire Tower on Oak Hill is a great urban adventure, short enough for a lunch break trail run or a morning hike with the family. The trail is primarily wooded, with a panoramic view from the Fire Tower for those brave enough to ascend it's wooden steps.Park at the well signed dirt l...
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  • Rollinsford, New Hampshire

    Scoutland Road Trail

    4.0
    3.88 mi / 108 ft gain
    Scoutland Road Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Rollinsford, New Hampshire.
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  • Wells, Maine

    Hike the Carson Trail in Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

    4.0
    1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Pull into the well marked Wildlife Refuge off Port Rd. There's several official building as well as an interpretive center and bathroom very close to the parking lot.The only trail, the Carson Trail, is feet from the parking area. It's an extremely well groomed gravel trail easily accessible for ...
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  • Wells, Maine

    Hike to Laudholm Beach at Wells National Estuarine Reserve

    1.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    From the main parking area take the Beach Barrier Trail which takes you through several different types of environment; fields, forests, and marshland before reaching Laudholm Beach to further explore or take a dip.Walk the length of Laudholm Beach if you have time where barrier beaches protect a...
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  • Alexandria, New Hampshire

    High Cabin

    5.0
    4 mi / 1275 ft gain
    High Cabin, located in Cardigan State Forest, is owned and operated by the Appalachian Mountian Club (AMC). It was originally built in 1931 and since renovated in 2004. Renovations included a new roof, siding, bunk beds, a wood stove, and a composting toilet. It comes supplied with wood, bunks(st...
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  • Kennebunk, Maine

    Hike the Bridle Path through the Madelyn Marx Preserve

    4.0
    1.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    After crossing the Mousam River on Western Ave, see signs and gravel pull-off areas for parking at the Bridle Path trailhead. The Madelyn Marx Preserve is a greater part of the Kennebunk Land Trust home to many preserves in the area (So look for Kennebunk Land Trust signs as well).Hike through op...
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  • Thornton, New Hampshire

    Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain Loop

    5.0
    4.09 mi / 1617 ft gain
    This is a very well-marked and traveled trail, marked with yellow blazes. Start off at the trailhead (easy parking, $3 fee) and be sure to go counter-clockwise for the best route. The beginning of the trail meanders along next to a babbling brook and through forested terrain. The climb gets stead...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Orange, New Hampshire

    Hike Cardigan Mountain via the West Ridge Trail

    4.7
    3 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Cardigan Mountain is located in Cardigan Mountain State forest just outside of Canaan, New Hampshire.  Just make sure to go to The Cardigan Mountain state park parking lot, via Cardigan Mountain Road and not the AMC Cardigan Lodge. The trail begins right from the parking lot where there is a port...
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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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  • Thornton, New Hampshire

    Hike the Lafayette-Lincoln Loop

    2.3
    5.2 mi
    Begin at the Mt. Tecumseh trailhead. You will hike for 1.2 miles before your first vista. Continue from there another mile until you arrive at the junction with the Sosman Trail. Stay right and continue another 0.3 miles to reach the summit of Mt. Tecumseh. At just over 4,000' this peak offers in...
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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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  • Thornton, New Hampshire

    Hike Mount Tecumseh via Tripoli Road

    6.2 mi / 2545 ft gain
    This short hike starts out from the Tecumseh Trailhead parking lot along Tripoli Road at an elevation of 1,820 feet. The trail heads south from the parking area and almost immediately crosses a few brooks which may be difficult at high water. The first mile or so is a relatively gradual ascent. O...
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