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 incredible Outbound community.

  • Hike to the Summit of Mount Monadnock

    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, ac...

    4.5 miles 1876 ft gain

  • Hike Tuckerman's Ravine Trail on Mt. Washington

    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....

    9 miles

  • Hike Lonesome Lake

    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...

    3.2 miles

  • Backpack the Franconia Ridge Loop

    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 hiki...

    14.5 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Crawford

    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 tr...

    5 miles

  • Drive the Kancamagus Highway

    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 inte...

    34.5 miles

  • Camp at Lafayette Campground, White Mountains

    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 le...

    8.3 miles

  • Backpack to Osgood Tentsite and Hike Mount Madison

    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...

    9.3 miles 4521 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Liberty and Camp at Liberty Springs Tent Site

    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 yea...

    7 miles 2870 ft gain

  • Hike the Tom, Field, Willey and Avalon Traverse

    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 f...

    10.2 miles 3300 ft gain

  • Backpack the Pemi Loop

    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...

    32 miles 9000 ft gain

  • Ski Touring the Pemigewasset Wilderness Traverse

    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”,...

    23 miles 4500 ft gain