Hiking the White Mountains Guide Book

by Lisa Densmore (Falcon Guides)
Hiking the White Mountains   by Lisa Densmore

208pp/maps
ISBN: 0762745266

Lace up your boots and sample thirty-nine of the finest trails the White Mountains have to offer. Whether you are in search of a 360-degree mountaintop view, a dramatic waterfall, or a pristine pond, this guide takes you to the most scenic locations in New England's most rugged mountains, some well-known and others off the beaten path. Take in incredible views from the fire tower atop Mount Cardigan; climb along Franconia Ridge with its endless views; trek up to Arethusa Falls, the highest waterfall in New Hampshire; or tackle Mount Adams, Mount Washington, and other peaks in the Presidential Range.

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Trails from the "Hiking the White Mountains " Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 39.
... Preview: A pleasant trek to the highest waterfall in New Hampshire, past a lookout to Mount Washington, and then across the top of a 600-foot cliff. Frankenstein Cliff towers 600 feet above the parking lot. Bu ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Bartlett, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: A brief climb to a lovely view past Echo Lake into Franconia Notch. Artists Bluff is a rocky outcropping at the northern end of Franconia Notch State Park. It is a minor hump on a minor peak called Ba ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Franconia, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: A long, spectacular traverse across an open subalpine ridge, then a dramatic descent down the bald face of the southern of two mountains. North Baldface (3,591 feet) and South Baldface (3,569 feet) ma ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
North Chatham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.1
... Preview: A modest hike to a historic fire tower that remains in active service and an outstanding 360-degree view. Located in Belknap Mountain State Forest, Belknap Mountain is the highest mountain on the west ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Gilford, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A two-night backpacking trip that crosses through the heart of the Pemi, passing over the top of two dramatic cliffs and three 4,000-footers. There are few backpacking routes in the Northeast that tak ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Lincoln, NH - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19.5
... Preview: Although well above 4,000 feet, Mount Hight is considered a subpeak of Carter Dome, rather than a 4,000-footer in its own right. Surprisingly, the taller Carter Dome has only limited views from its br ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Gorham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: A steady climb alongside tumbling cascades to a classic alpine traverse with endless views to either side, then a dramatic descent past the AMC Greenleaf Hut. The Franconia Ridge is one of the most dr ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Franconia, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.9
... Preview: A quick climb to a popular bald peak followed by a descent over lengths of open rock to a subpeak with more expansive views and then through a quiet second-growth forest back to the trailhead. Located ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Jaffrey, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This is a pleasant family hike on a modest mountain with multiple views from various ledges. Hedgehog Mountain is a minor peak in White Mountain National Forest just north of Mounts Whiteface and Pa ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Conway, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: A steady climb to a fire tower with a particularly fine 360-degree view that includes Mount Washington, Wildcat, and the Moats. Kearsarge North, also called Mount Pequawket after the Indian tribe that ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Intervale, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This is an epic day hike beginning with a gentle forest walk leading to a hand-over-foot scramble up steep ledges, then a spectacular traverse over two 4,000-footers. The loop up the Flume Slide Trail ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Lincoln, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
... Preview: One of the classic loops in the Presidentials, ascending the precipitous Durand Ridge to the top of the second-highest peak in New Hampshire and then descending past a high mountain tarn and the AMC M ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Randolph, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: A short hike to a big view of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, with some lovely cascades en route. From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Bretton Woods, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: A long climb through prime moose habitat to the top of the northernmost 4,000-footer in the White Mountains, across two other peaks, then down to a mountain pond. The hike up Mount Cabot, the northern ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Berlin, NH - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
... Preview: This is a short, kid-friendly hike to an expansive bald summit and a fire tower, with views in every direction. With an expansive bald top, a fire tower, and a 360-degree view, Mount Cardigan offers m ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Orange, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This is a pleasant warm-up on an old logging road along a brook, then a steady climb to a breathtaking ridge walk, leading to arguably the best view in the Whites from the summit viewing platform. Mou ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Bartlett, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: This is an iconic bald peak with an extensive walk above tree line and ever-expanding views as you climb. Mount Chocorua is a landmark peak just west of Conway. You can approach the mountain from ever ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Conway, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
... Preview: A steady climb to the top of a prominent 4,000-footer on a historic trail. Path on a high alpine shoulder of Mount Eisenhower. In the early 1800s, when the Presidential Range was first explored, there ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Bretton Woods, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Shortest and least-vertical climb over three subpeaks with increasingly spectacular views, to the top of the third-highest peak in the White Mountains. The potholes in this perch are worth noting. Nam ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Bretton Woods, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A scenic loop to a bald summit and a fire tower, then a descent among subalpine flora with sustained views across the Connecticut River Valley. hero of the Civil War, who commanded the USS Kearsarge. ... From the guidebook "Hiking the White Mountains "
Wilmot, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9