Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast Guide Book

by Jeffrey Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Loop Hikes New Hampshireand39;s White Mountains to the Maine Coast  by Jeffrey Romano

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ISBN: 0898869854

Discover new scenery – every step of the way – with the only guide dedicated to loop hikes in New Hampshire and Maine! Includes: 60 hikes throughout New Hampshire and Maine, from easy half-day trips to extended journeys, many with options to shorten or lengthen the hike; hikes accessible from the most common vacation destinations, including Bar Harbor and Freeport in Maine, and Conway, Lincoln, and the Lakes Region in New Hampshire; and a helpful "Trail Finder" chart lists hikes by features, difficulty, and more. The author hiked over 450 miles throughout New Hampshire and Maine to capture the 60 best loop hikes in the region. From the rolling hills of southern New Hampshire and towering summits of the White Mountains to the remote North Woods and the rocky coastline of Maine, you’ll find trails for hikers of all levels and interests.

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Trails from the "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: This enjoyable half-day adventure leads to the cool, refreshing mist at the base of New Hampshire’s highest falls and to the precarious edge of a 600-foot cliff with breathtaking views of the Saco Riv ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Harts Location, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: The Baldfaces, which rise over 3600 feet in elevation, lie along a ridge nestled between higher and more rugged White Mountain summits and a landscape of farms, lakes, and low, rolling hills. Ravage ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
North Chatham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.7
... Preview: A popular destination on the quieter half of Mount Desert Island, this loop over Beech Mountain is two hikes in one. The 2.4-mile trip over Beech Mountain and the 1.4 mile-circuit around Beech and Can ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Southwest Harbor, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: The most spectacular high-elevation hike in Maine outside of Baxter State Park, the loop over the Bigelow Range is a day-long adventure high above the sprawling expanse of Flagstaff Lake. Once slate ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Bigelow, ME - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 13.2
... Preview: Located less than 30 minutes from downtown Ellsworth, the Donnell Pond Public Reserved Land encompasses more than 15,000 acres of lakes, mountains, and forests. Protected in stages with the help of Ma ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Ellsworth, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: Bradbury Mountain State Park is nearly 600 acres of open space within a half-hour’s drive of Portland. Surrounded by a growing and increasingly fast-paced community, Bradbury provides a window into th ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Pownal Center, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: While Mount Katahdin draws much of the attention from Baxter State Park visitors, it is not alone in providing hikers with stunning high-alpine adventures. This loop over the second highest ridge ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Millinocket, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.9
... Preview: Caribou Mountain, with its indistinct profile and modest elevation, is a summit often overlooked by observers from nearby destinations. While easily overlooked from a distance, the mountain begs your ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Hastings, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: Not only does this loop ascend the tenth highest peak in New England, it does so by following two trails that are far less traveled than others reaching the same destination. Throw in some quiet m ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Jackson, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.9
... Preview: A short trail weaves through an illustrative collection of native plant species found on Mount Desert Island. To the left of a small nature center, follow the 0.4-mile path that leads to the Tarn. At ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Bar Harbor, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: This classic loop hike contains a splash of many things people associate with the White Mountains: history, waterfalls, panoramic views, dizzying heights, a relaxing ridge walk, and two 4000-foot moun ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Bretton Woods, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: While Maine is famous for its rugged coastline, from June to September many of the most scenic spots are overrun with visitors. To the contrary, the 12,000 acre Cutler Coast Public Reserve, located al ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Cutler, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: With more than 500 acres and over 8000 feet of frontage on the tidal waters of the Damariscotta River, the Dodge Point Public Reserve is a four-season family destination where New England’s ever-chang ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Wiscasset, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This loop leads to the highest point on America’s east coast and the most comprehensive view of Acadia National Park. Before scaling Cadillac Mountain, the journey includes a scenic climb up and over ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Acadia National Park, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Hugging the shores of a winding salmon river, the loop through the Ducktrap section of the Camden Hills State Park is a relaxing stroll through a nicely forested landscape. The loop circles a property ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Slab City, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Like most destinations in Franconia Notch, Mounts Flume and Liberty are very popular and very scenic. Some visitors surprisingly choose to scale these two peaks via the Liberty Spring Trail only, but ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Lincoln, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.9
... Preview: Finding solitude in Franconia Notch can be difficult. Its beauty and accessibility have resulted in many well-trodden trails. Fortunately, there are still less-traveled locations in the Notch to explo ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Lincoln, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Probably the most popular high-elevation loop hike in the White Mountains, the Franconia Range is not a destination for solitude, especially on summer weekends, but it is a place of spectacular beauty ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Lincoln, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: Straddling the Maine–New Hampshire border along the wild and rugged Mahoosuc Range, Goose Eye Mountain’s barren summit has lured hikers for many years. From atop this 3790-foot peak there are few view ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Ketchum, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: Cascading streams tumbling down rocky mountain slopes serve as the backdrop for two short loops that together offer a nice half-day of hiking to the Eyebrow and Table Rock, scenic ledges in Maine’s Gr ... From the guidebook "Best Loop Hikes: New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast"
Ketchum, ME - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.9