Best Trails Near Thornton NH

Thornton has 16 trails in the vicinity, including 10 for mountain biking and 9 hiking trails. These trails range from 0.4 to 14.2 miles in length. The longest trail in Thornton is Dickey Notch Trail a well-known trail measuring 14.2 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are The Welch-Dickey Loop, Brown Ash Swamp and Thornton Gore Road. Trails.com member Claire M. recently completed The Welch-Dickey Loop.

More information on the best trails in Thornton can be found below.
  • The Welch-Dickey Loop

    3 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    This was the most-suggested family hike in the White Mountains among the people I talked to. The summits of Welch and Dickey command excellent views for relatively modest effort. The hike is ...
    •  3.5–5.0 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This was the most-suggested family hike in the White Mountains among the people I talked to. The summits of Welch and Dickey ...

  • Jeep Road Loop

    1 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    A great run on ATV width singletrack (actually an old jeep trail) and a great connector trail to lengthen the routes such as: Thornton Gore Road, Brown Ash Swamp, Dickey Notch Trail, or Tripoli ...
    •  45 minutes to 1 hour
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A great run on ATV width singletrack (actually an old jeep trail) and a great connector trail to lengthen the routes such ...

  • Brown Ash Swamp

    1 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    A really fun ride with challenging singletrack. This is a great ride to combine with other fine rides in the area to make a full day. Tread: 3.3 miles on jeep trail; 1.2 miles on ATV width ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  12.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A really fun ride with challenging singletrack. This is a great ride to combine with other fine rides in the area to make ...

  • Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    This perfect, ledgy loop hike up and over two small mountains leads to amazing views of Franconia Ridge, Waterville Valley, and the Pemigewasset Valley. This popular hike over Welch and Dickey ...
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This perfect, ledgy loop hike up and over two small mountains leads to amazing views of Franconia Ridge, Waterville Valley, ...

  • Welch and Dickey

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    Ravaged by fires in the 1880s, today Welch and Dickey’s smooth granite domes provide some of the finest views in the White Mountain National Forest. This popular loop scales both summits and ...
    •  4 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Ravaged by fires in the 1880s, today Welch and Dickey’s smooth granite domes provide some of the finest views in the White ...

  • Thornton Gore Road

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    A fun loop to be incorporated with the other trails in the area to make a longer ride. Tread: 3.9 miles on paved road; 2.4 miles on dirt road; 0.5 mile on jeep trail; 0.3 mile on ATV-width doubletrack; ...
    •  1 to 1.75 hours
    •  8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A fun loop to be incorporated with the other trails in the area to make a longer ride. Tread: 3.9 miles on paved road; 2.4 ...

  • Bagley Brook

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    A nice downhill run on easy terrain and a great way to extend the Peaked Hill Pond Trail ride. Tread: 0.2 mile on ATV width singletrack; 2.1 miles on jeep trail; 1.2 miles on dirt road; 2.1 miles ...
    •  30 minutes to 1 hour
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A nice downhill run on easy terrain and a great way to extend the Peaked Hill Pond Trail ride. Tread: 0.2 mile on ATV width ...

  • Peaked Hill Pond Trail

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    This is a very pleasant ride through the woods on good trail. Peaked Hill Pond is a beautiful body of clear water nestled into the hills, edged by waterlilies, and teeming with dragonflies. Tread: ...
    •  30 minutes to 1 hour
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a very pleasant ride through the woods on good trail. Peaked Hill Pond is a beautiful body of clear water nestled ...

  • Smarts Brook Loop

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    This loop passes an impressive gorge, a beaver meadow, cool evergreen forests, and a wading area by a cascade.
    •  1.5–2.5 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop passes an impressive gorge, a beaver meadow, cool evergreen forests, and a wading area by a cascade.

  • Jeep Trail

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    Jeep Trail is a hiking trail in Thornton, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 1,069 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.7 ...
    •  1.8 miles

    Jeep Trail is a hiking trail in Thornton, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.8 miles long ...

  • Jeep Trail

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    Jeep Trail is a hiking trail in Thornton, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is a mile long and begins at 1,193 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles ...
    •  1.0 miles

    Jeep Trail is a hiking trail in Thornton, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is a mile long and ...

  • Dickey Notch Trail

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    Dickey Notch Trail is a hiking trail in Thornton, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 1,110 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  1.7 miles

    Dickey Notch Trail is a hiking trail in Thornton, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.7 miles ...

  • Pappy's Trail

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    Pappy's Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Thornton, New Hampshire. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 752 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  0.4 miles

    Pappy's Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Thornton, New Hampshire. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 752 feet ...

  • Peaked Hill Pond Trail

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    Peaked Hill Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Thornton, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 849 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  1.6 miles

    Peaked Hill Pond Trail is a hiking trail in Thornton, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 1.6 ...

  • East Ponds Loop

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    The trail begins as you follow the remains of the upper reaches of the old Woodstock and Thornton Gore logging railroad. There is great swimming from a fine gravel beach in East Pond, cleared ...
    •  1 to 2.5 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail begins as you follow the remains of the upper reaches of the old Woodstock and Thornton Gore logging railroad. ...

  • Dickey Notch Trail

    0 Reviews

    Thornton, NH

    This is fun singletrack and very beautiful riding on country roads. The section on New Hampshire 175 is the least desirable section. Tread: 0.8 mile on ATV doubletrack; 1 mile on singletrack; ...
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  14.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is fun singletrack and very beautiful riding on country roads. The section on New Hampshire 175 is the least desirable ...