Hiking & Trails
There are short hikes that, for minimal effort, can take you to a waterfall or a spectacular view, as well as longer hikes to scenic outlooks, lakes and ponds, and mountain summits.
Please remember when setting out on even the shortest hike that this is a mountain region subject to rapid weather changes. Wear sensible shoes (rubber, not leather-soled which tend to be slippery), and bring an extra sweater or jacket. It's a good idea to also bring snacks or a lunch, and water. Do not rely on hiking apps as a reliable trail map. Many of these apps include unreliable information and cell service can be scarce in certain areas. For full trail descriptions, see the AMC White Mountain Guide, available at bookstores and outfitters, or visit the White Mountains Visitor Center for free handouts or to purchase maps. The Mountain Wanderer in Lincoln, NH is also a great resource for hiking information and maps.
Check out our Hiking Tips for additional information, including the 10 Hiking Essentials, Hiking Best Practices, and more!
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