Thornton, New Hampshire

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Woodstock, New Hampshire

    Hike Mount Moosilauke via Gorge Brook Trail

    4.8
    7.4 mi / 2400 ft gain
    Mount Moosilauke is a 4000 footer located in the White Mountain Range of New Hampshire. The summit peaks at 4,802 feet with a prominence of 2,933 feet.If you're new to exploring the White Mountain range this will definitely be a great introduction to what it can offer. The Gorge Brook Trail is th...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Photograph Fall Foliage on the Kancamagus Highway

    4.0
    32 mi / 2855 ft gain
    Driving the Kancamagus Highway is something you can do as a way to cross the White Mountain National Forest quickly from I-93 in the east to Conway, or it can be an entire day's activity. In the fall, it's almost impossible not to stop at every turn-off on the scenic highway as it winds through t...
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  • Benton, New Hampshire

    Hike Mount Moosilauke via Beaver Brook Trail

    7.6 mi / 3150 ft gain
    The trailhead is located along Lost River Road.  There is a $5.00 day use parking pass required.   The trail starts off on the Beaver Brook Trail (also the Appalachian Trail).  The trail consists of cascades of rocks, wood-block steps and metal rungs (not all entirely in tact).  It is very often ...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Osceola Mountain via Greeley Pond

    4.0
    6.8 mi / 2677 ft gain
    Start out at the Greeley Pond trailhead off of the Kancamagus Highway. After 1.3 miles the trail splits--bear right to get onto the Mt. Osceola Trail. Continue 1.5 miles to the summit. This summit hike offers a different kind of reward. Views are limited from the peak of Mt. Osceoloa, which allow...
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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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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Franconia Falls

    6.77 mi / 459 ft gain
    Franconia Falls Trail, starting at the Lincoln Woods Trailhead, features natural waterslides, a swimming hole, and fun for all ages. The Franconia Falls Trail is located in White Mountain National Forest, allows dogs, and is a perfect day trip year round! This trail is also frequently used in th...
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  • Warren, New Hampshire

    Hike the Mt. Moosilauke Glencliff Trail

    5.0
    7.1 mi / 2454 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead, take the 25N, turn right onto High Street and continue along this road until it comes to an end. The Mt Moosiulauke Glencliff Trail takes you through seven miles of forest and mountain scenery. The trail features impressive vistas and eye-catching wildflowers, which might...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Franconia Brook Trail

    15.94 mi / 1122 ft gain
    The Franconia Brook Trail is a 16 mile out and back trail in White Mountain National Forest. The trail features a river, and is primarily used for hiking. This trail is also great for cross country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter. The trailhead is approximately eight miles from Thirteen Fall...
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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Summit Mount Hancock and South Hancock

    9.8 mi / 2220 ft gain
    The Hancock trailhead is located at the infamous hairpin turn of the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains. The trail itself crosses the road and starts at 2000 feet of elevation on the Hancock Notch trail. It remains fairly flat for the first 3 miles of the trail. After 1.8 miles you will hi...
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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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  • Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Bike Franconia Notch Bike Path

    9 mi
    For the point to point option first drop a car off at one end of the trail then return to the other. The south end is located at the Flume Gorge Parking lot and the north end is at a parking lot located about a half mile off Route 93, Exit 35 which takes you onto route 3 (44°12'11.3"N 71°40'51.7...
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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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  • 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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Camping and Lodging in Thornton

Campton Campground
Thornton, New Hampshire

Campton Campground

Lincoln / Woodstock KOA Holiday
Thornton, New Hampshire

Lincoln / Woodstock KOA Holiday

Waterville Campground
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

Waterville Campground

Russell Pond Campground
Woodstock, New Hampshire

Russell Pond Campground

Osceola Vista Campground
Tripoli Road

Osceola Vista Campground

Big Rock
Lincoln, New Hampshire

Big Rock

Guides, Insights and Stories from Thornton

Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

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10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New Hampshire

10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New Hampshire

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The Perfect Fall Highway -  Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

The Perfect Fall Highway - Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

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How to Crush the Presidential Traverse in a Single Day

How to Crush the Presidential Traverse in a Single Day

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