The 3.4-Mile Sugarloaf Trail Leads Hikers To The Most Spectacular Fall Foliage In New Hampshire
By Ken MacGray|Published October 10, 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.
What’s better than hiking up to a gorgeous mountain summit and then looking down at the sprawling expanse of fall foliage color below? Not much if you ask me. I just wish October was longer! When the color comes we have to take advantage of it while it’s here, whether that means a scenic drive, a walk in your local woods, or a hike to a mountain top. A stunning example of the latter is the Sugarloaves in Bethlehem, and here’s what makes them one of the great foliage hikes in New Hampshire.