A Peaceful Escape Can Be Found Along Trout-N-Bacon Trail In New Hampshire
By Ken MacGray|Published December 26, 2023
Hey! I'm a freelance writer and guidebook author. I've authored "New Hampshire's 52 With A View - A Hiker's Guide", serve as editor of Appalachian Mountain Club's "Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide", and and am co-editor of the "White Mountain Guide", also for AMC. I'm currently beginning work on the 6th Edition of AMC's Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide, which will be published in 2025. I live in southern New Hampshire and can usually be found wandering throughout the state's mountains and forests.
As New Hampshire’s major hiking trailheads have become way more popular in recent years, I’ve been finding myself seeking out quieter alternatives. While the White Mountains get most of the attention, there are still plenty of places around the state to get out into nature for some peace and quiet. One of those is an old favorite of mine is the lightheartedly-named Trout-N-Bacon Trail, a best hike near Stoddard, NH.
Important: Due to light use and its remote location, this trail is best suited for experienced hikers who know how to follow obscure routes and who are properly equipped for backcountry travel. The trailhead parking is not reliably accessible in winter.