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The Best Camping in New Hampshire

Looking for the best camping in New Hampshire? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around New Hampshire. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near New Hampshire

  • Jaffrey, New Hampshire

    Hike to the Summit of Mount Monadnock

    4.4
    4.5 mi / 1876 ft gain
    Monadnock State Park is located in and around the 3,165-ft. Mount Monadnock. Mount Monadnock is criss-crossed by many miles of well-maintained hiking trails. The popular White Dot Trail (2.2 miles) is the shortest but steepest ascent to summit, accessible from the Monadnock State Park headquarter...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Hike Tuckerman's Ravine Trail on Mt. Washington

    4.8
    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

    Hike Lonesome Lake

    4.5
    3.2 mi
    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 1.6 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Hike Mt. Liberty and Camp at Liberty Springs Tent Site

    7 mi / 2870 ft gain
    Liberty Springs Trail is a moderately trafficked out and back trail in the heart of Franconia Notch State Park and the White Mountains. The trail is a part of the Appalachian Trail, which allows it to remain very well maintained throughout the year. The trail is listed as difficult and strenuous ...
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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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  • Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire

    Backpack the Pemi Loop

    5.0
    32 mi / 9000 ft gain
    This round trip loop is the combination of many trails within the Pemigewasset Wilderness. We chose to this hike up into a 3 day backpacking trip although we came across some particularly adventurous folks who were doing it in 2 and even 1 day. We also came across hikers less pressed for time who...
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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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  • Hart's Location, New Hampshire

    Ethan Pond, Thoreau Falls, Shoal Pond Loop

    20.34 mi / 2995 ft gain
    Ethan Pond, Thoreau Falls, Shoal Pond Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bartlett, New Hampshire.
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  • Lyme, New Hampshire

    Smarts Mountain via Appalachian Trail

    6.94 mi / 2260 ft gain
    Smarts Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Lyme, New Hampshire.
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  • Nottingham, New Hampshire

    North Mountain and Boulder Trail Loop

    9.07 mi / 1529 ft gain
    North Mountain and Boulder Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Nottingham, New Hampshire.
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  • Randolph, New Hampshire

    Presidential Traverse Trail

    20.44 mi / 8150 ft gain
    Presidential Traverse Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Randolph, New Hampshire.
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