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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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Tuckerman Ravine
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Started at 10am, took Tuckermans to Lions Head to the Summit. From 2-3pm we reached the summit to rest & take in views, i also changed into dry clothes. Took tuckermans ravine down, gorgeous views but narrow and ledgy at times. Finished, with much soreness, at 7pm. :-D

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Tuckerman Ravine
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

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Mount Kearsarge, Winslow Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Great snowshoe trail. We had a ton of snow and it snowed the entire hike to the top. Beautiful views!

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Mount Lafayette Trail
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12 Completed 3 Reviews

Only one word...WOW!!! I've done a lot of hiking both local and international and this one is definitely a top-5 contender.

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Welch Mountain - Dickey Mountain Loop Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Awesome vistas, wide open ledges, friendly hikers, a good workout but not "challenging" as in, not straight up for hours or much rock to climb over/under/around or rivers to ford. Took about 3 hours to leisurely hike, stop and love the view, and move on. I *heart* the descent. So easy. Dog friendly! Lots of parking, helpful rangers but public toilets that will make you vomit before you hit the trail. Enter at your own risk. Don't take this on in slippery conditions - really - because much of it is sloping rock face, and on your first hike, take the rangers' advice and take the trail to the right, not the left. Why? Because when you traverse the bald spots, the slope is fun on the way up, but much more radical and dangerous if you descend that way. I recommend to everyone, young and old.

Went in 1st week of August; hot, sunny, perfect and lots of hikers but not crowds. Some woodland trails but mostly flat, deeply sloping rock and a few small rock scrambles at one of the three(?) false summits. At the third, we stopped to rest and group after group looked up and exclaimed "O Man!" when they realized it was a false summit. We laughed. A lot.

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McCrills Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Easy walk but def the feel of a hike until the river. I just walked a bit of this to test out some new boots and scope out its potential. Turn off onto Intervale Road, follow the signs and within 2 minutes there's an ample parking lot and an easy walk on an old logging road to an incredible view of sparkling waters, beaver dams and marshland backed by mountains. My brother caught a trout there. But turn to the right and follow McGrillis up the trail for about 45 mins I think - the trail is peaceful and idyllic following a ridge from which you can hear the river. Keep walking, the trail dips down a hill and you are at a most beautiful mouton river with giant pools and c-c-c-cooooold water in late July. I'd go there again and hit the whole trail to Mt Whiteface for sure. Dog LOVED the run and was glad for the water. Do not go to that creamery down the main road. It's a 5(?) mile endless slog on crappy dirt roads for bad ice cream and their cheese was *blech*.

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Mt. Washington- Ammonoosuc Ravine
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48 Completed 7 Reviews

Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to Crawford Path at the Lakes of the Clouds hut.
Descent on Gulfside and Jewel.

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Pondicherry Nature Refuge Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great Walk. Level clear and straight,almost like a rail trail. observation deck pretty. The true hidden gem was found beyond the deck on the right. Follow trail to beautiful area with bridge that we relaxed on and soaked our feet!! great bike path too!

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Mount Kearsage North
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6 Completed 1 Reviews

Decided to do this hike today. Mind you, I've only hiked 6 other times. Needless to say I was winded, but pushed through anyway. It was worth it! The view was gorgeous and the sky clear.

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Rattlesnake Trail
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

Great with kids!

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