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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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Moat Mountain Trail
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11 Completed 2 Reviews

Started at the Diane's bath trail head proceeded to a yellow marker then continued up toward moat mountain. Waterproof / gore-tex boots a must. The very last stretch before the summit extremely steep, plain rock covered with ice. I had to return at this point cos potential descend from there might have been deadly. Definitely great hike for any summer day. Once it's freezing think twice taking it. There are quiet a few creek passes which for many may be impassable. A good hike for two when they could assist each other. The first, I guess half mile, to the "bath" is park-like path. Wheelchair accessible ( looks like) I was about to look for the lamp posts around there. Once you pass the sign for moat mountain you can forget about easy ....

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Ramblin' Vewe Farm Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome to snowshoe with a group of friends lit only by the full moon. The trails are very well marked and maintained.

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Bear Brook Trail
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11 Completed 10 Reviews

First off, the Bear Brook Trail and the Champlain Mountain North Ridge Trail are one in the same. Every so many years the park service changes the names of some of the hiking trails. For me, this is one of the easier routes up to the summit of champlain Mountain and offers some very nice views as your hiking up or coming back down. You may want to take along snacks and water for this hike, depending on the weather.
To find the trail Head, drive along the one way section of the Park Loop road, as if headed for Sand Beach or Thunder Hole. Once you pass by the turn off for Sieur de Monts spring, you will pass under a stone bridge. Here the road goes uphill and around a long curve. At the top of the hill Bear Brook Picnic area is to the left, and Just ahead is a large pond, on some maps its called the Beaver pond, on other maps its called Bear Brook pond. The Trail Head is between the pond and the pull over just ahead on the curve. Park and walk back toward the pond, and you will see the trail head.
Now let me tell you about a place very close to this trail, called the Bear Den.
The Bear Den is an old bear den in acadia National Park that shows up on old maps. In the mid 1800's to the early 1900's a hiking trail led from Bar Harbor to the Bear Den at the base of Champlain Mountain. Old accounts of that trail state it was a popular hiking trail. One thing is certain, in those days there was no park loop road, and once the park loop road was constructed, it wiped out much of that trail.
To locate the old Bear Den, or bear cave, get onto the ParkLoop road's One Way section, and drive until you see signs for the Wild Gardens of Acadia and the Nature Center and sieur de Monts Spring. Drive past that turn off, and continue along the one way section, passing under a stone bridge. The road will lead uphill and around a long curve. At the top of the hill you will see Bear Brook Picnic area to the left, and the Bear Brook Pond will appear on the right. Continue past the pond and park at the pull over on the left at the corner just past the pond.
Now exit your car and cross the roadway, and walk in the same direction as the traffic, until the tall ledge comes down to the roadway level. At this point you can look straight into the woods and see a large black area, that is the bear den. You will also notice there is a worn path on the ground leading to the entrance.
This hike is very short and easy and kids will love it. You can see the road from the bear den.

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Black North WMA
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101 Completed 78 Reviews

Pretty well maintained backcountry style trails on both sides of the roads which prohibit the use of any motorized vehicles, trail use is strictly for hiking, shoeing, cc skiing. I recommend using GPS as there are lots of trails that loop back and forth through each other.

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Mine Falls Park, Nashua River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Best place around to hike beautiful scenery and a hike for every level. Many miles of scenic woods, with many different entrance points, lake, river, streams...etc.

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Basin Cascade Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Absolutely stunning in the winter! Wicked hard if your a beginner.... the icey rocks to jump over slipping on tree roots and mud that you sink into almost up to knees at some points. Had a blast!

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Lonesome Lake Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Lots of mud, rocks, snow and ice! Dangerous, but wicked fun! Started at the Basin, have to cross rocks over the water. Reccomend practicing at balancing and make sure you have really good shoes!! Really rocky, but the tree roots get ya! Once everything gets covered in ice, thats when the fun really starts. It was awesome to swing from tree to tree for stability through mud that came up over your boots! Great experience!

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Bald Mountain-Artist's Bluff Trail
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10 Completed 1 Reviews

While this a short hike in the shadow of some the greatest trails in the White Mountains, we loved it! My young daughter had the experience of attaining a summit (Bald Mountain), with 360 degree views, and the view from the cliffs of nearby Artist's Bluff are extraordinary.

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Ashuelot River
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101 Completed 78 Reviews

Very picturesque waterway I have kayaked on several occasions; late spring and summer are the best time as the water level is the highest.

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Marion Davis Trail
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101 Completed 78 Reviews

Much busier than the Wapack trail and thus very muddy, I used the trail as a loop to return from the summit, ascended the Wapack trail.

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