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White Mountains NH Hiking Trails

Franconia Bretton Woods NH Trails, Hikes, Hiker Safety

New Hampshire Hikes Trails AT Appalachian TrailThe White Mountains Region is beautiful countryside that offers everything from casual tot-friendly strolls to strenuous hikes. NH Living presents a selection of NH hiking trails and wood paths in every region of the Granite State. We also urge you to read the useful hiking tips, hiker resources, endangered plants, New Hampshire’s 4,000 Foot Mountains, and hiking disclaimer information. Follow the links below to find a New Hampshire hike that’s just right for you. To promote your business in NHLiving.com – New Hampshire’s Internet Magazine, please contact us.

White Mountains NH Hiking Trails


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Cohos Trail Book
Cohos Trail
Location: Davis Path trailhead on US 302 4 miles north of Bartlett, 5 miles south of Crawford Notch.
(Some areas are difficult)
Distance/Time: 150 miles – to the Canadian Border

Diana’s Baths
Easy path leads to rocky cascades
Location: On a dirt road, off of West Side road, approx. 0.7 miles north of Cathedral Ledge Road.
Distance/Time: 0.5 miles – about 40 minutes

Bretzfelder Memorial Park
Location: Prospect Street

Sabbaday Falls Hike
Easy hike to picturesque series of cascades in a narrow flume; picnic area at trailhead
Location: 15 miles west of the Saco Ranger Station
Distance/Time: 0.4 miles – 20 mintues to 1 hour

Mount Hedgehog via The UNH Trail
Moderate hike to 2500′ summit of Mount Hedgehog; 360 degree view of Swift River Valley
Location: 13.5 miles west of the Saco Ranger Station, opposite the Passaconaway Campground
Distance/Time: Allow 4 to 5 hours round trip

Mount Potash Hike
Difficult Trail, involves ledge climbing to the 2600′ summit of Mt. Potash.
Location: 13.5 miles west of the Saco Ranger Station, begin on the Down’s Brook Trail opposite the passaconaway campground
Distance/Time: 4 miles – allow 4 hours round trip

Artist’s Bluff & Bald Mountain
Views of Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch
Location: Rte 18, across from Peabody Base Lodge.
(Can be steep and unmarked in places)
Distance/Time: 1.5 mile loop – about 1 1/2 hours
view photos and read a hike up Artist’s Bluff

Basin-Cascades Trail
Ascends along Cascade Brook
Location: Off of Rte 3 in Franconia Notch State Park. Starts at the Basin
Distance/Time: 2 miles – about 1 1/2 hours

Boulder Loop Trail
Great views with very little effort
Location: Dugway Road, off the Kancamagus Highway.
(Brochure keyed to stations on trail available)
Distance/Time: 2.8 miles – 2 to 3 hours

Lonesome Lake
Very good footing on an old bridle path
Location: Lafayette Place in Franconia Notch.
Distance/Time: 3.25 miles

Moose Brook State Park
Location: Off Rte 2 – Jimtown Toad
Area: 774 Acres

Harts Location
Crawford Notch State Park
Location: Rte 302 – 12 miles NW of Bartlett
Area: 5,775 Acres

Crawford Notch State Park – The Pond Loop Trail
View of the pond in Crawford Notch State Park
Location: Trail starts at the Willey House site, bears left after the bridge
Distance/Time: 1/2 mile round trip

Crawford Notch State Park – The Sam Willey Trail
Follows the Saco river through the woods past several beaver dams
Location: Trail starts at the Willey House site, bears right after the bridge
Distance/Time: 1 mile round trip

Crawford Notch State Park – Ripley Falls
100 foot high cascade, Avalanche Brook flows over moss-covered granite slopes
Location:1 mile southeast of the Willey House site. Go up the access road that goes off of Rte 302.
Take the Ethan Pond Trail, then shortly after it begins, take a left onto the Ripley Falls Trail
Distance/Time: 1/2 mile in to falls

Crawford Notch State Park – Arethusa Falls
Offers views of the highest falls in the state, 200 feet
Location: Trailhead 1/2 miles south of Dry River Campground on Rte 302
(Trail is fairly rocky, moderately steep)
Distance/Time: 1.3 miles in to falls – 3.0 miles if loop past Frankenstein Cliff is taken back to start point

Sargent’s Purchase
Mount Washington State Park
Location: Rte 302
6288′ Elevation
Hike or Car Climb

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