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Mount Major Trail

Alton Bay, NH

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Mount Major Trail is a 3.4 mile loop trail located near Alton Bay, New Hampshire and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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West Ridge Trail
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83 Completed 49 Reviews

Great view, very easy hike. This is another good one for kids, or in winter, for me, its a good place to get in shape for snowshoeing and winter hikes in the Whites.

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West Ridge Trail
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83 Completed 49 Reviews

Great view, very easy hike. This is another good one for kids, or in winter, for me, its a good place to get in shape for snowshoeing and winter hikes in the Whites.

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Blueberry Mountain Trail
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83 Completed 49 Reviews

Nice easy trail with rewarding view at the top. Great hike for kids.

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White Dot Trail - Mount Monadnock
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5 Completed 0 Reviews

This is an awesome hike no matter which way you decide to go up Monadnock. The white dot is my favorite. They say at the bottom it is a 2.5 hr hike but we made it up in 1.5 sitting down and relaxing here and there. Every where you look there is something else that just captures your eyes. When heading up the white dot trail you will see people of all ages joining in on the good time up the mountain. We saw lots of friendly smiles. We also meet a few people that were very pleasant. So far this is one of my favorite Mt.

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3 Purgatory Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It was a great hike that provides beautiful views of the Purgatory Brook and the 3 falls. The first fall comes within 10 minutes of hiking and the second 2 are another 2 miles or so in. The trail signage could have been better. We got off track once we got onto the snowmobile trail and didn't see the trail turn to the right as the snowmobile went over the new bridge. Many other hikers didn't see either. Over all it was a great beautiful hike. Upper Purgatory Falls has similar features to the Basin up in Franconia Notch! Enjoy the hike.

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Monadnock Trail
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5 Completed 0 Reviews

This is a hike that anyone can appreciate . It has a great view. You are sure to pass a friendly face or two on the way up this MT.

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Ceda-T Trail
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83 Completed 49 Reviews

This is a great area for light nature walking for all ages. A few things to know; plenty of parking, and if that one is full theres another one a quarter of a mile up the road on the same side but parking there is limited and far less busy That trailhead is my preference and is a small pulloff that dips down steeply to a flat gated area, pull in only as far as your vehicle will permit and use caution when reversing back to the road. At the first reservoir, don't bother crossing the damn, you will find yourself with wet feet and the realization that there is no trail at the end of it. If you bear right at the first reservoir and proceed across a wide footbridge to the second one, adorned with an old brick pumphouse, bear left at the junction and follow the CedaT signs to do a loop or continue straight to loop in the opposite direction. In that fashion you will want bear left and the second junction, and if you find yourself crossing the wooden, narrow, elevated footbridge, your nearly back to the main way point near the road.

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Waterfall Loop Trail
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6 Completed 8 Reviews

Closer to moderate than easy, but a nice walk along the river, across and back, with several small waterfalls along the way.

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Arrowhead Recreation Park
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83 Completed 49 Reviews

this is a great public place to take your kids for small hikes skiing or snowboarding and during January to March they have a tubing area for kids as well. despite volunteer staffing the facility is in very good order in the trails are very well maintained. the summit features a flagpole and very rocky area to sit in take in views. some of the trails tie into the local snowmobiling trail system.

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Monadnock Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

No pets. No pets on leashes or otherwise. No pets anywhere on the property not even in the parking lot. Ridiculous.

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