New Hampshire Hiking Trails

northern presidential rangeThe Presidential Range. Mt. Washington. The White Mountain National Forest. Franconia Notch State Park. The Pemigewasset Wilderness. The list goes on and on. Fact is, New Hampshire is a tiny state with enormous hiking opportunities. The only problem here is deciding which hike to do next. Hopefully our selection of New Hampshire hiking trail reviews can help you decide. If there’s a trail you’d like to see us cover, please drop us a line and let us know — we have trouble picking too!

The Katahdin Abol Trail Hike in Baxter State Park

Trying to find an “easy” way to hike Mt. Katahdin is like panning for gold in a swimming pool. The Abol Trail, by virtue of providing the most direct route to Katahdin’s Baxter Peak from a roadside trailhead, is often presumed the “best bet” by novice hikers. That’s a losing bet.

Hike Saddleback Mountain Via the Berry Picker’s Trail

To hike the Berry Picker’s Trail, opened in 2016, up Saddleback mountain is to step back in time and enjoy one of Maine’s magnificent 4k mountains before the toll of thousands of footsteps has eroded the tender soil into a deep-grooved trail filled with rocks and roots. 

Waterfall Hike on the Cascade Stream Gorge Trails

The Cascade Stream Gorge Trails are great for anyone in the Rangeley Lakes Region looking for a quick waterfall hike. Directions and trail info here.

Arethusa Falls Trail Hike in Crawford Notch, NH

Nestled into the southern end of Crawford Notch State Park off Route 302 in Harts Location, Arethusa Falls is regarded by many as the best scenic waterfall in New Hampshire. Once you’ve stood at the base of this massive cascade, it’s hard to argue the point.

Take a Hike on the Mt. Morgan Trail

The 2.1-mile Mt. Morgan Trail, often hiked as a loop with Mt. Percival, is a challenging family hike for those looking to graduate from West Rattlesnake.

Hike the Wolf Den in Mashamoquet Brook Start Park, CT

Difficulty: Family Hike Distance: 4 miles Time: 2.5 to 3 hours Another wonderful weekend, another family hiking trip in the books. My wife picked the location, and Mrs. McGovern likes places with intriguing sights. That’s how we found ourselves headed