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    Top Spots in and near Waterville Valley

    • 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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    • 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

      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 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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    • 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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    • Bartlett, New Hampshire

      Hike Mt. Carrigain

      5.0
      10 mi / 3250 ft gain
      Park on Sawyer River Road at the Signal Ridge Trailhead. Trail starts out as a mild climb and meanders with the Whiteface Brook. When you arrive at the Carrigain Notch Trail junction, turn left. Enjoy three miles of steep uphill along the mountain's edge. When you reach the the apex of Mt. Carrig...
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    Camping and Lodging in Waterville Valley

    Waterville Campground
    Waterville Valley, New Hampshire

    Waterville Campground

    Osceola Vista Campground
    Tripoli Road

    Osceola Vista Campground

    Big Rock
    Lincoln, New Hampshire

    Big Rock

    Campton Campground
    Thornton, New Hampshire

    Campton Campground

    Russell Pond Campground
    Woodstock, New Hampshire

    Russell Pond Campground

    Russell Colbath Barn
    Albany, New Hampshire

    Russell Colbath Barn

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Waterville Valley

    How to Crush the Presidential Traverse in a Single Day

    How to Crush the Presidential Traverse in a Single Day

    Danielle Tourigny

    Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

    Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

    The Outbound Collective

    10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New Hampshire

    10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New Hampshire

    The Outbound Collective

    The Perfect Fall Highway -  Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

    The Perfect Fall Highway - Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

    Anaïs N.