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Mount Major Trail

Alton Bay, NH

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Mount Major Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Alton Bay, NH that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Mount Israel Trail
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8 Completed 10 Reviews

Incredible day for a hike. This is a very moderate hike. There are no tricky Boulder climbs or edge spots. Great trail to top and the views were stunning. We went up Wentworth and took Guinea Pond trail down which is not recommended. We hiked it back up and continued down Wentworth. This is strictly an in and out hike. Time frame is probably about 2.5-3 hours for in and out depending on speed. Hard to gauge time because we thru in the extra 3.5 miles going up and down Guinea which added to our day.

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Champney Falls Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike along scenic trail next to the river. I was surprised that there was not more damage to the trail from tourists as the parking lot was full during Memorial Day weekend. This would be a great route if you wanted to summit Chocorua from this side. The Falls were rather small and I was surprised because you would figure after The Rains of April and May the water would be abundant. Still a beautiful finish at The Falls.

Note to you tourists and part-time hikers: You are not supposed to start fires in undesignated areas and if you eat a Mounds bar take your wrapper with you!

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Mount Cube Trail
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21 Completed 1 Reviews

I would say this is more of a moderate level trail. It has a long lead in before you begin climbing, but the climb itself slowly ascends with a couple of switchbacks.

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Lower Pond Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

we like it and will go often now that we know about it. nice and quiet. multi paths to take.

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Artist Bluff Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful spring morning hike. No one else on the trail up, a few on the trek down. Great brisk climb. Enjoyed it and will repeat the hike again.

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Mount Osceola Trail
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25 Completed 2 Reviews

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Blue Job Mountain
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Mount Shannon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

trailhead was extremely hard to find if you weren't familiar to the area. You have to park at boy scouts admin building then walk along lake eileen for .3 miles and then you'll find the "mt shannon" trailhead on a small wooden sign after a big triangular structure on your right. The hike was fairly short, decent steep for first half. The view from the top was nice in the fact it was very secluded and no one was around. Great alternative to Mt. Major. If you're looking for an easy hike that won't take up much of your day I'd recommend this up up the yellow trail.

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Pitcher Mountain Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great view for such a short, easy hike.

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Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliff Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews