Best Snowshoeing in New Hampshire

This list represents the most popular snowshoeing in New Hampshire (learn more about Top Trails). Use this list to plan your next New Hampshire snowshoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Mount Willard Trail


On a winter’s day the views through Crawford Notch from the ledges of Mount Willard are unsurpassed. The eagle’s eye panorama takes up the whole sky. In the distance Mount Chocorua’s cone rises. A sna…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Bretton Woods, NH - Snowshoeing - 3.2 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Around-Lonesome-Lake Trail


One of the finest snowshoe trips in the White Mountains is a trek to the serene shores of Lonesome Lake in Franconia Notch State Park. The lake sits in a basin under the twin peaks of 4,293-foot North…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Franconia, NH - Snowshoeing - 3.2 miles BestSnowshoeing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Hamlin Recreation and Conservation Area Trail


Looking for the perfect day hike? The Hamlin Recreation and Conservation Area, a little-known gem tucked in the Hampshire Lakes Region, offers three diverse trails, meandering through hemlock and hard…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Meredith, NH - Snowshoeing - 5.5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#4. The Flume Trail


They looked like colorful spiders, arms and legs clinging to the ice, slowly crawling up a frozen waterfall. Swift chops of an axe sent pieces of ice tumbling off the wall. Each worked a route up the…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Lincoln, NH - Snowshoeing - 2 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#5. Bear Brook State Park Loop


The beauty of Bear Brook State Park is that there is something for everyone. With nearly 10,000 acres of forest, there is room for the snowshoer, cross-country skier, snowmobiler, and even the dogsled…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Allenstown, NH - Snowshoeing - 5 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Heald Pond Trail


Heald Pond is a delight to explore in winter. It is an easy snowshoe or ski through red maple, white pine, and hemlock. The pond itself offers fine views of Fisk Hill. Its twenty-five numbered identif…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Wilton, NH - Snowshoeing - 2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Peaked Mountain Trail


If you’re looking for a great family- friendly day hike and a chance to see lofty mountain views, check out the Peaked Mountain Trail. As day hikes go, this one is near perfect. It’s close, off Route…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
North Conway, NH - Snowshoeing - 4.2 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#8. Champney Falls Trail


This is about as near perfect of a short, half-day hike as you can get. You’ll walk a well-marked, easy-to-follow footpath, traveling through pretty snowy woods, up a gentle incline to a series of cas…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Conway, NH - Snowshoeing - 2.8 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#9. Boulder Loop Trail


The Boulder Loop Trail is a shining example of how a popular summer and fall hike can turn into an excellent winter snowshoe excursion. The 3.0-mile trail rewards the snowshoer with spectacular vistas…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Albany, NH - Snowshoeing - 3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Old Bridle Path


The trip up West Rattlesnake by way of the Old Bridle Path is one of the best snowshoes in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. At 0.9 mile one way, this short and easy journey will reward you with its beaut…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Holderness, NH - Snowshoeing - 1.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Bear Brook State Park Trail


This is New Hampshire’s largest developed state park and one of the best for snowshoeing. The park encompasses more than 10,000 acres, including marshes, bogs, mountain summits, and ponds, and a spide…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Suncook, NH - Snowshoeing - 2.5 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#12. Low’s Bald Spot via Old Jackson Road


Low’s Bald Spot provides a terrific view of the Great Gulf and Mounts Adams and Madison. Along the way you will cross over streams and are likely to see some unusual mushrooms, coral fungi, and intere…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains"
Gorham, NH - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 4.4 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#13. Holts Ledge


The ferns and wildflowers are long gone during a New Hampshire winter. Depending on the amount of snow, ancient stone walls peek out from winter’s snowy blanket. Through the maple and birch forests th…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Lyme, NH - Snowshoeing - 2.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Mount Monadnock Loop


Mount Monadnock is the crown jewel in southwestern New Hampshire’s treasure—Monadnock State Park. At 3,165 feet Monadnock’s rocky summit is arguably the most climbed mountain in the world. More than 4…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Jaffrey, NH - Snowshoeing - 4.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Lincoln Woods / Pemi East Side Road Trails


The Lincoln Woods Cross-Country Ski Trails are a mellow winter playground for cross-country skiers and snowshoers. This is one of the most popular winter trail destinations in the White Mountain Natio…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Lincoln, NH - Snowshoeing - 11 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Mount Willard Trail


This popular hike in Crawford Notch State Park offers top-of-the-ridge views of the notch and surrounding mountain ranges for minimal effort. Some consider it the “best little hike in the Whites." We…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Bretton Woods, NH - Snowshoeing - 3.2 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#17. Lower Nanamocomuck Ski Trail


The Lower Nanamocomuck Ski Trail parallels the boulder-strewn Swift River, affording skiers and snowshoers miles of opportunities for adventure. This is a gem of a trail because there are an incredibl…
From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Vermont & New Hampshire"
Albany, NH - Snowshoeing - 6.9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#18. Falling Waters Trail


This up-and-back hike, in the shadows of the Franconia Range, features a series of spectacular waterfalls and frothy cascades. The frozen Falls, reaching 60 to 80 feet, are a sight to see against the…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Franconia, NH - Snowshoeing - 5.6 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#19. Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge Trail


This is one of our favorite, easy-to-do walks in New Hampshire’s seacoast area. This local gem, one of more than 560 national wildlife refuges across the country protects more than 580 acres and 6.5 m…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Newington, NH - Snowshoeing - 2 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books

#20. Adams Point Trail


The lusty, briny smell of the sea, the sounds of honking geese, the sight of a soaring eagle, and stunning water views may greet you on this wintry walk along spectacular Great Bay. There are a couple…
From the guidebook "Snowshoe Routes: New England"
Newington, NH - Snowshoeing - 3 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books