Best Snowshoeing in New Hampshire

This list represents the most popular snowshoeing in New Hampshire (learn more about Top Trails). Use this list to plan your next New Hampshire snowshoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Bear Brook State Park Loop


The beauty of Bear Brook State Park is that there is something for everyone. With nearly 10,000 acres of forest, there is room for the snowshoer, cross-country skier, snowmobiler, and even the dogsled…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Allenstown, NH - Snowshoeing - 5 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#2. Around-Lonesome-Lake Trail


One of the finest snowshoe trips in the White Mountains is a trek to the serene shores of Lonesome Lake in Franconia Notch State Park. The lake sits in a basin under the twin peaks of 4,293-foot North…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Franconia, NH - Snowshoeing - 3.2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#3. Old Bridle Path


The trip up West Rattlesnake by way of the Old Bridle Path is one of the best snowshoes in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. At 0.9 mile one way, this short and easy journey will reward you with its beaut…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Holderness, NH - Snowshoeing - 1.8 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#4. Boulder Loop Trail


The Boulder Loop Trail is a shining example of how a popular summer and fall hike can turn into an excellent winter snowshoe excursion. The 3.0-mile trail rewards the snowshoer with spectacular vistas…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Albany, NH - Snowshoeing - 3 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#5. Mount Willard Trail


On a winter’s day the views through Crawford Notch from the ledges of Mount Willard are unsurpassed. The eagle’s eye panorama takes up the whole sky. In the distance Mount Chocorua’s cone rises. A sna…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Bretton Woods, NH - Snowshoeing - 3.2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#6. Great Angel Loop / Great Glen Trails


They say location is everything. Great Glen Trails is located at the base of one of the most picturesque spots in New Hampshire—Mount Washington. The highest peak in the northeastern United States ser…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Pinkham Notch, NH - Snowshoeing - 4.2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#7. Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail


To be in Carter Notch in winter is to experience a feeling of being remote and wild. The impressive pass between the 4,422-foot Wildcat Mountain and the 4,832-foot Carter Dome is the result of a glaci…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Pinkham Notch, NH - Snowshoeing - 7.6 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#8. Mount Monadnock Loop


Mount Monadnock is the crown jewel in southwestern New Hampshire’s treasure—Monadnock State Park. At 3,165 feet Monadnock’s rocky summit is arguably the most climbed mountain in the world. More than 4…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Jaffrey, NH - Snowshoeing - 4.6 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#9. Lincoln Woods / Pemi East Side Road Trails


The Lincoln Woods Cross-Country Ski Trails are a mellow winter playground for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. This is one of the most popular winter trail destinations in the White Mountain Natio…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Lincoln, NH - Snowshoeing - 11 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#10. Lower Nanamocomuck Ski Trail


The Lower Nanamocomuck Ski Trail parallels the boulder-strewn Swift River, affording skiers and snowshoers miles of opportunities for adventure. This is a gem of a trail because there are an incredibl…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Albany, NH - Snowshoeing - 6.9 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#11. Cardigan Loop


Mount Cardigan, or “Old Baldy,” is one of those mountains special to followers of various activities. For the hiker the relatively easy ascent to the rocky dome affords excellent views along the open-…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Alexandria, NH - Snowshoeing - 3.7 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#12. Heald Pond Trail


Heald Pond is a delight to explore in winter. It is an easy snowshoe or ski through red maple, white pine, and hemlock. The pond itself offers fine views of Fisk Hill. Its twenty-five numbered identif…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Wilton, NH - Snowshoeing - 2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#13. Battery Seaman Loop


The crashing of waves against the rocky shore and the invigorating smell of the sea are not elements usually associated with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. On a trip to Odiorne Point State Park…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Rye, NH - Snowshoeing - 2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#14. Upper Saco River Loop


Back in 1994 a couple of homegrown Bartlett brothers—Doug and John Garland—decided to start a cross-country ski area on the family property, which bordered the Saco River and White Mountain National F…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Bartlett, NH - Snowshoeing - 4.7 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#15. Hayes Copp Ski Trail / Leavitt's Link


Hayes and Dolly Copp were a couple of tourism pioneers, though at the time they probably didn’t know it. In 1827 Hayes traveled up through Pinkham Notch, spotted a place along the flats of the Peabody…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Gorham, NH - Snowshoeing - 5 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#16. Holts Ledge


The ferns and wildflowers are long gone during a New Hampshire winter. Depending on the amount of snow, ancient stone walls peek out from winter’s snowy blanket. Through the maple and birch forests th…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Lyme, NH - Snowshoeing - 2.2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#17. Adams Point Trail


The lusty, briny smell of the sea, the sounds of honking geese, the sight of a soaring eagle, and stunning water views may greet you on this wintry walk along spectacular Great Bay. There are a couple…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Newington, NH - Snowshoeing - 3 miles   
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#18. Champney Falls Trail


This is about as near perfect of a short, half-day hike as you can get. You’ll walk a well-marked, easy-to-follow footpath, traveling through pretty snowy woods, up a gentle incline to a series of cas…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Conway, NH - Snowshoeing - 2.8 miles   
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#19. Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge Trail


This is one of our favorite, easy-to-do walks in New Hampshire’s seacoast area. This local gem, one of more than 560 national wildlife refuges across the country protects more than 580 acres and 6.5 m…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Newington, NH - Snowshoeing - 2 miles   
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#20. Peaked Mountain Trail


If you’re looking for a great family- friendly day hike and a chance to see lofty mountain views, check out the Peaked Mountain Trail. As day hikes go, this one is near perfect. It’s close, off Route…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
North Conway, NH - Snowshoeing - 4.2 miles   
Published by The Mountaineers Books