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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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North Island
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89 Completed 68 Reviews

quick paddle up and around the island, you might see a beaver or two

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White Dot Trail - Mount Monadnock
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was the toughest hike my husband and I have done. With that said it was also the most rewarding. We went on Oct 19th 2014 and the trail was very crowded temp. was 45 degrees starting out. When we reached the summit it was about 20 degrees with the wind chill and 40 -50 Mph winds. Views on this trail are stunning. I recommend good hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. We took the WHITE DOT trail up and the WHITE CROSS trail down. The WHITE CROSS trail was a bit easier on the descent.

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Mount Kearsarge, Rollins Trail
by Ray Laramie

3 Completed 2 Reviews

Love ,love this mountain! Perfect distance for a day hike. Today it was breezy and cold. Snow flakes were in the air as we made our trek!

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Monadnock Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike, be careful in the fog though. Bring a compass to navigate in the fog.

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Gonic Trails
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

What a beautiful spot! Only about a 10 minute walk from the parking lot. Nice waterfall. Interesting terrain. Only 10 minutes from my house. I will return as often as possible!

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Lockes Hill
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Hiked it with my wife on a beautiful fall Friday afternoon. Great views from the top. We especially liked the area called the Glade. People had made ground-level "armchairs" with rocks there. Very surprising! Will definitely return. I recommend to take the Quarry Trail up & the Lakeview Trail down.

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Mount Monadnock
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

5 Star bc it was an awesome challenge! This was my first hike and everyone kept saying, "oh that is an easy one", well... No it isn't! I think they were confused with another mountain. I had an awesome time with friends and challenged myself while enjoying the great outdoors. The views were of course beautiful, trail was easy to follow... just go UP! I kept saying, is it gonna end??? Yes, it does and it is worth the view! Bring water! :)

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3 Purgatory Falls Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Loved this peaceful walk through Purgatory Falls, I would try to get a map before venturing through! We had a great time, I wasn't in the best of shape but could do the miles - just took our time. Some places were steep but you can manage by holding onto trees and other ground. I will go back next year on another beautiful sunny day! I would recommend this to anyone who can manage the 5 miles, just take your time! :)

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Franconia Ridge
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Amazing! I hiked with my dad end of September. Foliage, warm weather, low winds. Important to hike counterclockwise to avoid head wind and I think better views.

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Belknap Range
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

My brother- in-lawe did a loop starting from Mt Major parking lot on 11 and completed 3 summits on the Quarry trail (Quarry, Rand, Kelm) and 4 on the Belknap Range Trail (Mack, Anna, So Straightback Mt, Major) It has an appropriate rating as difficult due to the length of the route. It ended up taking us 6.5 hours to traverse the 11.5 miles. I would recommend this hike because of it incredible views of the lake and northernly mountains. You still get great views even thought you are remaining fairly low in elevation.

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