Best Hiking in New Hampshire

This list represents the most popular hiking in New Hampshire. Use this list to plan your next New Hampshire hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Arethusa Falls Trails View Trail Details

    18 Reviews

    North Conway, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Dropping more than 200 feet in a swath of lacy mist, the plunge of Bemis Rock creates New Hampshire's highest falls and a premier natural wonder. ...

  • #2 Mount Major View Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Laconia, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Locate a short hike to a beautiful view on one of the main tourist arteries in the Lakes Region and you’re sure to generate plenty of interest. ...

  • #3 Mount Avalon View Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Carroll, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  3.0–4.0 hours
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The narrow summit of Mount Avalon provides excellent views of Crawford Notch, the Willey Range, and the southern Presidentials, including Mount ...

  • #4 Mount Lafayette / Mount Lincoln, Bridle Path Loop View Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Littleton, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Trailheads located within yards of an interstate highway seldom promise extraordinary mountain adventure. All the more special, then, is this ...

  • #5 Mount Washington, Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Berlin, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail is the most direct western route to the alpine splendor that cloaks Mount Washington’s shoulders. Recent groundwork ...

  • #6 Mount Monadnock, White Cross Trail View Trail Details

    10 Reviews

    Nashua, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A solitary peak with centuries of tradition, Mount Monadnock is one of the world’s most frequently climbed summits, New Hampshire’s version of ...

  • #7 Mount Cardigan View Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Bristol, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  4.5 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A challenging hike to one of the best viewpoints in New Hampshire. The state of New Hampshire's website for Cardigan State Park lists hiking ...

  • #8 Baldface Circle Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Berlin, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Good things come in small packages, and challenging alpine adventures can be found below 4,000 feet. Cherished by knowledgeable New Hampshire ...

  • #9 Lake Massabesic Trail View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Auburn, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Located minutes from Manchester, northern New England’s largest city, the Massabesic Audubon Sanctuary boasts 130 acres of fields and forests ...

  • #10 Mount Sunapee and Lake Solitude View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Newbury, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A strenuous hike to excellent views and a remote mountain pond. Mount Sunapee is bet known for its downhill ski area, which is a major landmark ...

  • #11 Hut to Hut Presidential Traverse View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Gorham, NH

    •  3 - 4 days
    •  25.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hiking the Presidential Range from end to end is one of the United States’ classic treks. Of course, numerous trails can be used to accomplish ...

  • #12 Mine Falls View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Nashua, NH

    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Mine Falls is a hiking and biking trail in Nashua, New Hampshire. It is within Ward 5, Mine Falls Park, and Ward 4. It is 2.6 miles long and ...

  • #13 Mount Pawtuckaway - North Peak View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Deerfield, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    An interesting boulder field, good wildlife habitat, and excellent views on one of the best hikes in southeastern New Hampshire. At a little ...

  • #14 Mount Major Trail View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Alton Bay, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  3 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The origin of the name Mount Major is a mystery. It does not refer to the size of the mountain, but it might describe the view. The open bed- ...

  • #15 Mount Chocorua, Champney Brook Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Conway, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  7.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Originating from the magnificent Kancamagus Highway, the Champney Brook Trail ascends the gradual, northern facet of Mount Chocorua’s jutting ...

  • #16 Mount Morgan Ladder Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Holderness, NH

    •  4 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Morgan Ladder Trail is a hiking trail in Campton, New Hampshire. It is 391 feet long and begins at 2,200 feet altitude. Traveling the entire ...

  • #17 Mount Percival Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Holderness, NH

    •  4 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Percival Trail is a hiking trail in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 800 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • #18 Mount Percival Trail (via Caves) View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Holderness, NH

    •  4 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Percival Trail (via Caves) is a hiking trail in Campton, New Hampshire. It is 395 feet long and begins at 2,203 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #19 Mount Percival Trail (via Cliffs) View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Holderness, NH

    •  4 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Percival Trail (via Cliffs) is a hiking trail in Campton, New Hampshire. It is 427 feet long and begins at 2,084 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • #20 Hancock Notch Trail View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Lincoln, NH

    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Hancock Notch Trail is a hiking trail in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 6.3 miles long and ...

  • #21 Hancock Loop Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Lincoln, NH

    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Hancock Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 3.2 miles long and ...

  • #22 Mount Sunapee, Andrew Brook Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Newbury, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    I’ve always thought of the Andrew Brook Trail as being located on Mount Sunapee’s back side. No disrespect intended, but the trail ascends this ...

  • #23 Cascade Brook Trail View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Lincoln, NH

    •  1.5 hours
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Cascade Brook Trail is a hiking trail in Lincoln, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest and Franconia Notch State Park. ...

  • #24 Mount Kearsarge, Winslow Trail View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Wilmot, NH

    • Hiking 
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The climb of Mount Kearsarge from the Wilmot side is a great family hike, but requires more effort than most people expect. The rocky and root-bound ...