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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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Urban Forestry Center, Brooks Trail
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13 Completed 4 Reviews

Great 2mile loop, awesome for snowshoeing!

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Mount Major Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

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South Moat Mountain
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14 Completed 10 Reviews

Great winter hiking with microspikes, not suitable for snowshoes as the surface is packed. It is a popular route. The 360 degree views on a clear day are worth a little scrambling, especially getting over or around a frozen waterfall. On the way down, I attempted to "slide" it and lost a bit of control. A tree and a little bruise on my thigh later and I was good to go again. 2 hours up (with a few stops to catch breath, drink and take pics), 1 hr and 20 mins down.

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Mount Lafayette Trail
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14 Completed 11 Reviews

Crazy in the snow! Beautiful view! great workout, start from "old briddle path" .. Need crampons, we didn't have them it was very hard and slippery! Fell alot, bring a sled for way down or slide on your butt.

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Old Bridle Path
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14 Completed 11 Reviews

Started here to climb up Mt Lafayette, Completely covered in ice and snow. no crampons. it was crazy! Fun and very hard!

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French's Ledges, NH
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119 Completed 94 Reviews

Very well marked and maintained trails, two entrances on Colby Hill (the long way) and two more further up the road on Columbus Jordan road (the shorter way). I prefer the first one on Columbus Jordan, dirt parking and its the junction of the Ledge trails and the Farnum lot trails. The summit view from the ledge is a must see!

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Appalachian Trail: Moose Mountain & Holts Ledge
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119 Completed 94 Reviews

Get a taste of hiking the AT, take in some views of Lake Mascoma and Mount Cardigan, and visit the South Moose shelter. Pretty gradual terrain, one could make it a full dayhike by summiting South Moose and then walking 5 miles out the AT to Holts Ledge.

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Gonic Trails
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

I am wondering is this the same as the Isinglass trail on Rochester Neck Road off Rt 125? If so, I have done it several times and it is easy and pretty.

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Mount Lafayette Trail
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18 Completed 11 Reviews

Awesome and very good challenge for me! We did the loop counter-clockwise (Little Haystack, Lincoln and Lafayette) and stop for the night at the lodge. Yay! Great dinner, breakfast and working team. Steep going down, be ready to use your muscles!

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Bear Brook State Park
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12 Completed 12 Reviews

Check out our review & photos on Bear Brook State Park featured on our hiking blog- Travel The East!
http://www.traveltheeast.com/2015/01/bear-brook-state-park-allenstown-nh.html

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