Now that the snow has “mostly” melted from the trails, we know that you are itching to get out and explore and enjoy those beautiful White Mountains views. Here are 7 more hikes to try out while you’re visiting this season. (Click here for our first 7 spring hikes from a couple of years ago)
Peaked Hill Pond Trail-Thornton
This is a great trail to kick off spring hiking as it is on an old logging road. This 3.3 mile out and back trail and brings you to the serene, Peaked Hill Pond. This is a great spot to take out your fishing rod or to have a picnic lunch. (Parking is limited)
Table Mountain is accessed from the Attitash Trail, which is a 4 mile out and back trail off Bear Notch Road on the Kancamagus Highway. The ledges on Table Mountain were exposed during a fire in the 1980’s and offers great views.
Boulder Loop Trail-Kancamagus Highway, Conway
This 2.8-mile loop trail has it all! Boulders, excellent views of the Swift River Valley and the Sandwich Range, and sings along the way talking about the nature and history of the area.
This peak is named after Chief Pemigewasset of the Pemigewasset tribe and from the Indian Head Resort, the mountain has the appearance of a man’s profile while the trees look like a headdress. The best way to access the summit is by taking the trailhead which starts in the Flume Gorge’s parking lot. The trail is 3.6 miles out and back and offers views into the valley below.
This trail is located on the Castle in the Clouds property and offers stunning summit views of Squam Lake and the Squam Range. The trail itself is 5.2 miles out and back and is rated as moderate.
North and Middle Sugarloaf-Carroll
This is a great trail as you can hit two summits in one hike! The trail is 3.4 miles out and back and Middle Sugarloaf offers commanding views of the Twin Mountains and the Presidential range.
Ripley Falls-Crawford Notch
We can’t talk about spring hikes without including one with a waterfall! This is probably the shortest hike on the list as it clocks in at just over 1 mile, out and back. Considered moderate as there are some steeper sections, but otherwise it is a gradual ascent to the waterfall.