Best Cross-Country Skiing in New Hampshire

This list represents the most popular cross-country skiing in New Hampshire (learn more about Top Trails). Use this list to plan your next New Hampshire cross-country skiing 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 - Cross-Country Skiing - 5 miles    BestCross-Country Skiing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Publishing

#2. 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 - Cross-Country Skiing - 2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#3. 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 - Cross-Country Skiing - 6.9 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#4. 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 - Cross-Country Skiing - 4.6 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#5. 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 - Cross-Country Skiing - 3.7 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#6. 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 - Cross-Country Skiing - 11 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#7. 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 - Cross-Country Skiing - 4.2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#8. Echo Lake Trail


The flat Lake Trail in Echo Lake State Park is a pleasant and easy trek along the edge of a frozen lake. The 1.0-mile loop never strays far from water’s view and offers both views of distant Mount Kea…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
North Conway, NH - Cross-Country Skiing - 1 mile   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#9. 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 - Cross-Country Skiing - 4.7 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#10. 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 - Cross-Country Skiing - 2 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#11. Cascade Loop


“Norsk” is Scandinavian for “from Norway.” Though Norway is far from the Lake Sunapee area, the spirit is right there at Norsk. The touring center hasn’t been around as long as the hearty Vikings, but…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
New London, NH - Cross-Country Skiing - 6.5 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#12. Kilburn Loop


With more than 13,500 acres of forest, the twenty-one square miles of Pisgah State Park make it the largest property in the New Hampshire State Park system. The park is located in the southwestern cor…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Hinsdale, NH - Cross-Country Skiing - 6.4 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#13. B&M Trail


With an impressive backdrop of the rugged snow-capped Presidential Range and the beauty of the red-roofed Mount Washington Hotel, the Bretton Woods Cross-Country Ski Center serves up more than 60 mile…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Bretton Woods, NH - Cross-Country Skiing - 7.5 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#14. Ellis River Trail


Sometimes it’s just hard to choose a trail to ski at a cross-country ski center. That can happen in Jackson, New Hampshire. When it does, try this long loop, which features three of the system’s trail…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Jackson, NH - Cross-Country Skiing - 15.5 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#15. North End Loop


Smack in the White Mountains, the trails at Waterville Valley can be a jumping-off point for beginners who just want to go around a still, frozen pond, or a challenging series of hairpin turns for the…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Waterville Valley, NH - Cross-Country Skiing - 3 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#16. 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 - Cross-Country Skiing - 5 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#17. Fire Tower Trail


NOTE: THIS TRAIL IS NOW CLOSED. Near the roof of New Hampshire is a place where the moose, deer, and fisher mingle with the logger, snowshoer, backcountry skier, and sled dog driver. It is called the…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Stark, NH - Cross-Country Skiing - 5.6 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing

#18. Canal Trail


The 50 miles of numbered cross-country trails at The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in northern New Hampshire are set amidst the majesty of the dramatic cliffs of Dixville Notch and the grandeur of the re…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Dixville Notch, NH - Cross-Country Skiing - 7.4 miles   
Published by Falcon Publishing