Mount Major Trail

Alton Bay, New Hampshire 03810

Mount Major Trail

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."

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9/11/2018
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9/10/2018
I took 5 kids on this hike, 14, 12, twin 5 and a 3 year old. Some areas were really steep and the little kids required help but overall this was a great hike.
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7/23/2018
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7/2/2017
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9/7/2013
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.
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10/24/2009
Fun hike, with some moderate sections. Slick rock, with great views though. Crowded, but a lot of room on top for lunch.
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7/1/2009
Great view from the top. The best view for the most minimal effort.
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9/8/2008
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.
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8/20/2008
Nice moderate hike. A little to crowded in the tourist season. Beautiful views.
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Trail Information

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

Activity Feed

Sep 2018