Mount Major Trail

Alton Bay, New Hampshire

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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- rock summit perches over Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in New Hampshire. There are other hikes at the southern end of the lake, but none with an expansive open top like Mount Major‘s.

Mount Major Trail Professional Review and 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- rock summit perches over Lake Winnipesaukee, the largest lake in New Hampshire. There are other hikes at the southern end of the lake, but none with an expansive open top like Mount Major‘s."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Alton Bay
Distance: 3.4
Elevation Gain: 1,180 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: USGS West Alton
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Major Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

9/7/2013
1

I just started hiking for the first time last year and fell in love with it. Did some easy to moderate hikes before trying to conquer Mt Major. It's a moderate hike for a beginner or someone out of shape like myself. Near the top is the hardest with a few rock slab scrambles. Can be slippery on wet days so be cautious. Make sure to take a lunch, a camera and/or binoculars. the views from the top are 5 star and some of the best views in the state for such an easy hike. Will be doing Mt Major again this spring.


10/24/2009
0

Fun hike, with some moderate sections. Slick rock, with great views though. Crowded, but a lot of room on top for lunch.


7/1/2009
0

Great view from the top. The best view for the most minimal effort.


9/8/2008
0

This trail is perfect for beginners. It is well marked and you can choose the different level of climbing skills. And the view is awesome! After this one you looking forward to your next hike.


8/20/2008
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Nice moderate hike. A little to crowded in the tourist season. Beautiful views.



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