Orford, New Hampshire

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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Mt. Liberty and Liberty Springs Tentsite

    7.32 mi / 3166 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • Duxbury, Vermont

    Camel's Hump Summit via Monroe Trail

    4.8
    6.22 mi / 2572 ft gain
    You'll begin your Monroe Trail hike at approximately 1500', parking in one of three designated gravel lots along Camel's Hump Road in Duxbury. This trail is 6.8 miles round trip, and gains approximately 2583' in elevation. It is located on the east side of the mountain. Much of your hike will ...
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  • 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.
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