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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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Recent Reviews

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Boulder Loop Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Hiked to the ledges with a friend and our two 6 year old boys. We took the trail to the right to complete the loop. It took us over two hours to reach the ledges, the boys stopped often to climb on the endless boulders along the trail. The trail was deep with fallen leaves making footing difficult to find, the yellow blazes blended in with the fall deciduous leaves so we really had to pay attention to keep on the trail. The trail back was much shorter and took less than a hour. The views are really worth the hike, but watch for the drop offs with dogs and small children, not a hike to do after dark! ;-)

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White Arrow Trail
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47 Completed 3 Reviews

Easier alternative to the White Dot trail.

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The Landing
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92 Completed 72 Reviews

Easy access to the Connecticut for kayaking or fishing and there is some great sunsets to be seen in the evenings.

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Hubbard & Wolcott Island
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92 Completed 72 Reviews

Quick paddle south to the island and back, you might see some beaver

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Jarvis Island
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92 Completed 72 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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8 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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