Hiking the White Mountains  by Lisa Densmore

Hiking the White Mountains Guide Book

by Lisa Densmore (Falcon Guides)
Hiking the White Mountains  by Lisa Densmore
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 20 of 39.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 39.

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 ...
Bartlett, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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 ...
Franconia, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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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 ...
North Chatham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.1
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 ...
Gilford, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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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 ...
Lincoln, NH - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19.5
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 ...
Gorham, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
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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 ...
Franconia, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.9
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 ...
Jaffrey, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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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 ...
Conway, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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 ...
Intervale, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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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 ...
Lincoln, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10.2
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 ...
Randolph, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.1
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A short hike to a big view of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, with some lovely cascades en route.
Bretton Woods, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
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 ...
Berlin, NH - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11.6
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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 ...
Orange, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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 ...
Bartlett, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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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 ...
Conway, NH - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding,Hiking - Trail Length: 7.6
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 ...
Bretton Woods, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
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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 ...
Bretton Woods, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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. ...
Wilmot, NH - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
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