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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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Mount Cardigan Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike if you've got a few hours to kill. Can be challenging under harsh conditions.

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Black Cap
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Awesome ride up hurricane mountain road to the trail. beautiful view up top. easy trail to follow, plus there are numerous other labeled trails as well. we saw a BABY BLACKBEAR on the way back. Walked right across the trail!

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Mount Lafayette Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great day hike. We were staying in Franconia for a few days and did this hike on a recommendation from hosts. Did it counterclockwise, based on reviews here, and worked great. Falls were great going up, ridge was awesome, hut was amazing, fresh pumpkin chocolate chip scones(!), and then nice shots back up on the descent. We are in good shape, only occasional hikers, and did the loop in five and a half with a nice stop at the hut and with our pup who loved it too. Do this hike if you are in the area and in decent physical shape.

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Mount Monadnock
by Avi Guerrero

9 Completed 3 Reviews

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Brook Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Lots of people. OK view.

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Sandwich Ridge, Bowl Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

I used the AMC backpacking guide for this overnight backpacking trip. A mostly forested journey with good views near the top of Mt Whiteface and Mt Passaconway. Not many people, especially once you get past Whiteface (going clockwise).

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Moat Mountain Mineral Site
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

Easy. Couldn't find the falls. The kids liked it a lot. Very hot day out hard to keep going.

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East Pond Loop
by Bob McLaughlin

7 Completed 1 Reviews

For what it is, the East Pond Loop is a pleasant trail for an easy half day hike. Most of the trail follows old logging roads through open woodlands, and passes or crosses three picturesque streams and visits two isolated ponds. It is a good opportunity to get away from crowds and possibly see some wildlife. The hike is about 5 miles with about 1000 feet of elevation change, and should take between 2 and 3 hours to complete.

The trail to East Pond, the first leg, is along an old logging road and is in good shape. You reach East Pond after about a mille and a half of hiking. The shore is sandy and very pleasant with a good view. For a short easy hike you could turn around at this point and return to the parking area.

The leg to Little East Pond from East Pond is rougher, but not particularly difficult. It just has a raw, lightly used look. After another 1.5 miles you reach the pond. Unfortunately, the shore here is muddy. With that said, it still is an attractive pond.

The final leg back to the parking area appears to be along an old logging road. It is an attractive hike, but there are two stream crossings that required rock hopping that may prove difficult particularly in high water. There is also a "ditch" where a log staircase was built down into the ditch and up the other side to make crossing easier. Unfortunately, the lowest log washed out. So, there is a bit of a scramble at the bottom. All in all, anyone with mobility limitations may want to avoid this section.

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Pawtuckaway State Park
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

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Pawtuckaway State Park
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Great but to many bugs

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