There's A Hike In New Hampshire That Leads You Straight To An Abandoned Castle
New Hampshire may be small, but it’s full of surprises. Few people would guess, for instance, that an easy hike in West Chesterfield would lead you to the ruins of an abandoned castle, but take this walk along the Ann Stokes Loop Trail and that’s exactly what you’ll find! Take the time to explore this mysterious spot – we promise, it’s more than worth the effort.
There are so many lovely trails in New Hampshire to choose from. But one with an extra special surprise is always fun. You can find the Ann Stokes Loop Trail in West Chesterfield, by the intersection between Gulf and Egypt Roads.
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More New Hampshire hikes to explore
What are some of the best trails in NH?
If you crave rewarding NH hikes, we have a few special ones in mind. Here are a few of the best trails in New Hampshire for your next adventure or leisurely walk through the woods:
- Hike to Ripley Falls, Bartlett, NH: The waterfall awaiting you on this hike is a bit different than your typical waterfall that plunges over a cliff face. Ripley Falls cascades over a sheet of rock at a 60-degree angle almost begging you to slide down it. The rock pile of giant boulders at the bottom might be a good deterrent though.
- Echo Lake Trail, North Conway, NH: If you are in the mood for a leisurely stroll, this trail around Echo Lake is delightful. It is less than a mile long so you may want to take a few laps, but the views are incredible. And it's a lovely way to catch up with friends and not be winded while you talk and walk.
- Pitcher Mountain trail, Stoddard, NH: Another one of our easy hikes in New Hampshire, this trail leads through the woods while giving you stunning views of Pitcher Mountain and the valley below. It isn't a difficult trail at all, so you can bring the whole family to introduce young kids to the joys of nature. The trail is a mile and a half each way for a quiet three-mile hike.
- Glen Ellis Falls Trail, Gorham, NH: If you love waterfalls that have some real action, Glen Ellis Falls fits the bill. After only about a half mile, you'll discover this fantastic cascade of water splitting the rocks and trees like melting butter and falling into a pool of water.
Read more about these wonderful New Hampshire trails and discover a few more hidden gems in this article about 10 scenic hikes through New Hampshire.