Best Cross-Country Skiing in New Hampshire

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

  • #1 Ashuelot Rail-Trail

    1 Reviews

    Keene, NH

    The Ashuelot Railroad opened this line in 1851, offering service between East Northfield in Massachusetts to Keene, New Hampshire. The line was owned by the Connecticut River Railroad until 1860 ...
    •  21 miles
    •  Guide

    The Ashuelot Railroad opened this line in 1851, offering service between East Northfield in Massachusetts to Keene, New Hampshire. ...

  • #2 Echo Lake Trail

    2 Reviews

    North Conway, NH

    The flat Lake Trail in Echo Lake State Park is a pleasant and easy trek along the edge of a frozen lake. The 1.0-mile loop never strays far from water’s view and offers both views of distant ...
    •  Day trip
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    The flat Lake Trail in Echo Lake State Park is a pleasant and easy trek along the edge of a frozen lake. The 1.0-mile loop ...

  • #3 Battery Seaman Loop

    1 Reviews

    Rye, NH

    The crashing of waves against the rocky shore and the invigorating smell of the sea are not elements usually associated with snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. On a trip to Odiorne Point State ...
    •  Day trip
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    The crashing of waves against the rocky shore and the invigorating smell of the sea are not elements usually associated with ...

  • #4 Low’s Bald Spot via Old Jackson Road

    1 Reviews

    Gorham, NH

    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 ...
    •  3.0–4.0 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Low’s Bald Spot provides a terrific view of the Great Gulf and Mounts Adams and Madison. Along the way you will cross over ...

  • #5 Mount Monadnock Loop

    0 Reviews

    Jaffrey, NH

    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 ...
    •  Day trip
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Monadnock is the crown jewel in southwestern New Hampshire’s treasure—Monadnock State Park. At 3,165 feet Monadnock’s ...

  • #6 Heald Pond Trail

    0 Reviews

    Wilton, NH

    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 ...
    •  Day trip
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Heald Pond is a delight to explore in winter. It is an easy snowshoe or ski through red maple, white pine, and hemlock. The ...

  • #7 Upper Saco River Loop

    0 Reviews

    Bartlett, NH

    Back in 1994 a couple of homegrown Bartlett brothers—Doug and John Garland—decided to start a cross-country ski area on the family property, which bordered the Saco River and White Mountain National ...
    •  Day trip
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Back in 1994 a couple of homegrown Bartlett brothers—Doug and John Garland—decided to start a cross-country ski area on the ...

  • #8 Cardigan Loop

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    Alexandria, NH

    Mount Cardigan, or “Old Baldy,” is one of those mountains special to followers of various activities. For the hiker the relatively easy ascent to the rocky dome affords excellent views along ...
    •  Day trip
    •  3.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Cardigan, or “Old Baldy,” is one of those mountains special to followers of various activities. For the hiker the relatively ...

  • #9 Fire Tower Trail

    1 Reviews

    Stark, NH

    NOTE: THIS TRAIL IS NOW CLOSED. Near the roof of New Hampshire is a place where the moose, deer, and fisher mingle with the logger, snowshoer, backcountry skier, and sled dog driver. It is called ...
    •  Day trip
    •  5.6 miles

    NOTE: THIS TRAIL IS NOW CLOSED. Near the roof of New Hampshire is a place where the moose, deer, and fisher mingle with the ...

  • #10 Lower Nanamocomuck Ski Trail

    0 Reviews

    Albany, NH

    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 ...
    •  Day trip
    •  6.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Lower Nanamocomuck Ski Trail parallels the boulder-strewn Swift River, affording skiers and snowshoers miles of opportunities ...

  • #11 Cascade Loop

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    New London, NH

    “Norsk” is Scandinavian for “from Norway.” Though Norway is far from the Lake Sunapee area, the spirit is right there at Norsk. The touring center hasn’t been around as long as the hearty Vikings, ...
    •  Day trip
    •  6.5 miles
    •  Guide

    “Norsk” is Scandinavian for “from Norway.” Though Norway is far from the Lake Sunapee area, the spirit is right there at ...

  • #12 B&M Trail

    0 Reviews

    Bretton Woods, NH

    With an impressive backdrop of the rugged snow-capped Presidential Range and the beauty of the red-roofed Mount Washington Hotel, the Bretton Woods Cross-Country Ski Center serves up more than ...
    •  Day trip
    •  7.5 miles
    •  Guide

    With an impressive backdrop of the rugged snow-capped Presidential Range and the beauty of the red-roofed Mount Washington ...

  • #13 Hayes Copp Ski Trail / Leavitt's Link

    0 Reviews

    Gorham, NH

    Hayes and Dolly Copp were a couple of tourism pioneers, though at the time they probably didn’t know it. Much of the Hayes Copp Cross-Country Ski Trail is on logging roads, a beginner’s delight. ...
    •  Day trip
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Hayes and Dolly Copp were a couple of tourism pioneers, though at the time they probably didn’t know it. Much of the Hayes ...

  • #14 North End Loop

    0 Reviews

    Waterville Valley, NH

    Smack in the White Mountains, the trails at Waterville Valley can be a jumping-off point for beginners who just want to go around a still, frozen pond, or a challenging series of hairpin turns ...
    •  Day trip
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Smack in the White Mountains, the trails at Waterville Valley can be a jumping-off point for beginners who just want to go ...

  • #15 Great Angel Loop / Great Glen Trails

    0 Reviews

    Jackson, NH

    They say location is everything. Great Glen Trails is located at the base of one of the most picturesque spots in New Hampshire—Mount Washington. The highest peak in the northeastern United States ...
    •  Day trip
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    They say location is everything. Great Glen Trails is located at the base of one of the most picturesque spots in New Hampshire—Mount ...

  • #16 Canal Trail

    0 Reviews

    Dixville Notch, NH

    The 50 miles of numbered cross-country trails at The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in northern New Hampshire are set amidst the majesty of the dramatic cliffs of Dixville Notch and the grandeur ...
    •  Day trip
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The 50 miles of numbered cross-country trails at The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in northern New Hampshire are set amidst ...