Spring has sprung in New Hampshire and hiking season is here. We have some of the best trails in the country for people who love the outdoors. From the easy to the extreme, these are the trails you have to take this summer. The spectacular views will makes these trails in New Hampshire worth your time and effort.
1. Mount Kearsarge, Wilmot
Mount Kearsarge isn’t too well known, but stepping outside New Hampshire’s most popular hikes has great rewards. You’ll love the views looking toward the White Mountains from the summit during this 6-mile hike.
2. Arethusa Falls, Bartlett
When a waterfall is along a hiking trail, there’s just extra motivation to keep moving. This 3.2 mile hike will take you to one of the biggest and most well-known waterfalls in the state.
3. Mount Washington, Pinkham Notch
You can make it to the top of the North East’s tallest peak, but it will take a lot of effort. The loop to the summit is only 8.4 miles, but it is tough. In addition to the rougher terrain, Mount Washington has unpredictable weather patterns that are sometimes deadly.
4. Mount Willard, Carroll
This short, 3-mile hike is perfect for beginners. From the summit of Mount Willard you’ll enjoy sweeping views over Crawford Notch.
5. Percy Peaks, Stratford
Percy Peaks is an often-overlooked hike, in the north woods of New Hampshire. You’ll enjoy views looking south over the New Hampshire mountains and north toward Canada.
6. Mount Adams, Randolph
This is another challenging hike, but one of the most loved in the Presidential Range. You’ll pass plenty of waterfalls on the gorgeous 8.5-mile hike. Mount Adams has plenty of different options, so this is a hike you can return to time and time again.
7. Rattlesnake Mountain, Holderness
You’ll slide right up the side of Rattlesnake Mountain in just 1.8 miles, and the view from the top will make you want to do this hike every single day. For real.
8. Baldface Loop, Chatham
This 10-mile hike isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you can make it there are great rewards in store. You’ll enjoy the view from two summits, and one of the best cliff-jumping opportunities around at Emerald Pool.
9. Mount Garfield, Franconia
This 10-mile hike is long but moderate. The Garfield Ridge shelter provides the opportunity for back-country camping for visitors looking for an overnight experience.
10. Mount Major, Alton
Mount Major is an easy hike. Four miles will get you to the summit and back, but in between you will enjoy absolutely stunning views of Lake Winnipesaukee. This is a hike you’ll want to do again and again.