Explore New Hampshire’s Appalachian Trail At This Beautiful State Park

Hiking the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire doesn’t have to mean setting off on a multi-month outdoor adventure. There are plenty of opportunities to explore one of America’s favorite trails by taking a “section hike.” These shorter routes are often done out of sequence by people who’d like to experience the trail but don’t have the time or desire to take five to seven months out of the year to do it. You can find a challenging, but beautiful section hike in Franconia Notch State Park.

The Appalachian Trail section found within Franconia Notch State Park is about 15 miles and can be done any time of year, but most hikers say it’s best between May and October. This is also when you’ll find it most busy. The route is considered hard so be sure you’re up for the challenge before setting off on this 10+ hour hike. Always tell someone where you’ll be and when you expect to be back. You can find more information about the park including operating hours and any entry fees by checking out the official New Hampshire State Park website.

If you love the outdoors, but would appreciate seeing it from inside how about a road trip while you’re in the area? A drive down the Franconia Notch Parkway will make you fall in love with New Hampshire all over again!

Address: Franconia Notch State Park, Flume Gorge, Daniel Webster Hwy, Lincoln, NH 03251, USA