New Hampshire Hike Table

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The table below provides a quick overview of New Hampshire hikes. If one of them appeals to you, look it up in an AMC Trail Gudebook for more a complete description and maps.

Click on the geographical region to see a list of hikes in that area.

  • Appalachian Trail
  • Crawford Notch-Sandwich Range
  • Moosilauke - Kinsman Range
  • Presidential Range
  • Franconia Range-Pemigewasset Wilderness
  • Hike Title Miles Difficulty Height Gain
    Appalachian Trail - - -
    AT - Hanover to Dartmouth Skiway 17.6 Strenuous 4400
    AT - Quintown Road to Route 25 A 6.3 Moderate 1800
    AT - Dartmouth Skiway to Quintown Road 9.7 Moderate 2400
    AT - Route 25 A to Glencliff 9.8 Moderate 2100
    AT - Gale River Trail head to Zealand Notch 14.3 Strenuous 3950
    AT - Glencliff to Kinsman Notch 9.5 Vertical 4100
    AT - Kinsman Notch to Franconia Notch 16.3 Strenuous 4600
    AT - Franconia Notch to Gale River Trailhead 17.2 Strenuous 6000
    AT - Zealand Notch to Crawford Notch 9.7 Moderate 450
    AT - Crawford Notch to Pinkham Notch  (Hut) 16.8 Strenuous 4500
    AT - Franconia Notch to Zealand Notch (tent) 22.8 Strenuous 3500
    AT - Franconia Notch to Zealand Notch (Hut) 22.8 Strenuous 3400
    - - - -
    Crawford Notch-Sandwich Range  - - -
    Sandwich Dome & Jennings Peak 8.8 Moderate 2850
    Mt. Israel & Guinea Pond 8.5 Moderate 1770
    Mt. Crawford 5.0 Moderate 2100
    Mt. Crawford & Stairs Mt. 9.8 Strenuous 3050
    Mt. Carrigan 10.0 Strenuous 3250
    Mt. Morgan & Mt. Percival 4.8 Moderate 1550
    Mt. Potash 4.5 Easy 1400
    Hedgehog Mt. 4.8 Easy 1450
    North Hancock  & South Hancock 9.8 Moderate 2650
    Welch-Dickey Loop 4.4 Easy 1800
    Mt. Osceola  6.4 Moderate 2050
    Greeley Ponds 7.4 Easy 600
    Goodrich Rock  4.0 Easy 770
    Jennings Peak 6.4 Moderate 2060
    East Pond  & Little East Pond  5.0 Easy 1000
    Mt. Tecumseh 5.0 Moderate 2200
    Mt. Chocorua/ Champney Falls 7.6 Moderate 2250
    Mt. Whiteface & Passaconway 11.9 Strenuous 3800
    Mt. Tremont 5.6 Moderate 2600
    Mt. Parker  7.8 Moderate 2550
    North Moat Mt 10.0 Strenuous 2800
    Mt. Osceola & East Osceola 9.8 Strenuous 2550
    - - - -
    Moosilauke - Kinsman Range - - -
    Carr Mt. 6.8 Moderate 2134
    Three Pond - Brown Brook Loop 5.4 Moderate 500
    Stinson Mt. 3.6 Easy 1400
    Cannon Mt. & Lonesome Lake 6.3 Moderate 2350
    Mt. Moosilauke from Kinsman Notch 7.6 Vertical 3100
    Mt. Moosilauke via Benton Trail 7.2 Moderate 3100
    North Kinsman & South Kinsman 10.4 Strenuous 3800
    Mt. Moosilauke from Ravine Lodge 7.5 Moderate 2450
    Mt. Moosilauke from Glencliff 7.8 Moderate 3300
    - - - -
    Presidential Range - - -
    Mt. Webster 6.6 Strenuous 2700
    Mt. Webster & Mt. Jackson 8.2 Strenuous 2400
    Mt. Eisenhower  6.6 Moderate 2750
    Mt. Jefferson via Caps Ridge 5 Strenuous 2700
    Mt. Jefferson from Lowe's 11 Strenuous 4350
    Mt. Jackson 5.2 Moderate 2150
    Mt. Webster & Mt. Jackson 6.5 Moderate 2500
    Tuckerman Ravine 6.2 Moderate 2500
    Mt. Pierce 6.2 Moderate 2350
    Mt. Eisenhower & Mt. Monroe 9.0 Strenuous 3650
    Mt. Washington via Ammonoosac Ravine 9.0 Strenuous 3800
    Mt. Washington via Jewel Trail 10.2 Strenuous 3900
    Mt. Washington from Pinkham Notch 8.4 Strenuous 4250
    Mt. Adams 8.6 Strenuous 4500
    Mt. Madison 8.4 Strenuous 4100
    Mt. Monroe 7.0 Strenuous 2850
    Mt. Clay 9.7 Strenuous 3400
    - - - -
    Franconia Range-Pemigewasset Wilderness  - - -
    Arethusa Falls & Frankenstein Cliffs  4.7 Easy 1250
    Ethan Pond, Thoreau Falls, & Zealand Falls 14.2 Moderate 500
    Mt. Flume & Mt. Liberty 9.9 Vertical 3300
    Mt. Lafayette & Mt. Garfield 12.5 Strenuous 4800
    Mt. Garfield 10 Moderate 3000
    Ethan Pond, Thoreau Falls, & Zealand Falls 14.2 Moderate 500
    Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, & Mt. Tom 7.2 Moderate 2750
    Mt. Lafayette 7.6 Moderate 3300
    Litttle Haystack Mt., Mt. Lincoln  & Mt. Lafayette 8.8 Strenuous 3950
    Mt. Hale 7.7 Moderate 2300
    Mt. Willard  3.2 Easy 900
    Mt. Lafayette & Mt. Garfield 12.5 Strenuous 4800
    Kedron Flume  2.0 Easy 600
    Mt. Avalon 3.6 Easy 1450
    Mt. Flume 10.3 Vertical 2550
    Mt. Lafayette 7.6 Moderate 3300

    Hike Descriptions

    1 AT - Hanover to Dartmouth Skiway: 
    Over Moose Mt. & Holts Ledge.  Tent at Moose Mt. Shelter. 
    2 AT - Dartmouth Skiway to Quinttown Road: 
    Enjoy views from Smarts Mt. fire Tower. 
    3 AT - Quinttown Road to NH Route 25 A:
    Enjoy views from Mt. Cube & visit Hexacuba Shelter.
    4 AT - NH Route 25 A to Glencliff: Gentle walk in the woods. 
    5 AT - Glencliff to Kinsman Notch: 
    Over Mt. Moosilauke (4802í).  Beaver Brook Trail is very steep. 
    Great views & lots of exposure above tree line. 
    6 AT - Kinsman Notch to Franconia Notch: 
    Over the North & South Kinsman (4358í & 4293í). Tent at either Kinsman Pond ($10.00) 
    or Eliza Brook Shelter. 
    7 AT - Franconia Notch to Gale River Trailhead: 
    Demanding hike over Mt. Lincoln (5089í), Mt. Lafayette (5260í) & Mt. Garfield (4500í). 
    Very exposed above tree line on Franconia Ridge. AT map #3
    8 AT - Gale River Trailhead to Zealand Notch: 
    Over South Twin Mt. (4902í), Guyot (4580í) & Mt. Zealand (4260í). 
    Very exposed above tree line. 
    9 AT - Franconia Notch to Zealand Notch: 
    Demanding hike above tree line over the Franconia Ridge including Mt. Lincoln (5089í), Mt. Lafayette (5260í), Mt. Garfield (4500í), South Twin Mt. (4902), Guyot (4508í) & Zealand Mt. (4260).  Tent at Garfield Ridge Campsite ($10.00). 
    10 AT - Zealand Notch to Crawford Notch:
    Watch for moose at Ethan Pond. 
    11 AT - Crawford Notch to Pinkham Notch:
    Hike to Mt. Washington and down Tuckerman Ravine Trail. 
    Very exposed above tree line.  Camp at Nauman Tent sites ($10.00). 
    12 AT - Franconia Notch to Zealand Notch: 
    Demanding hike above tree line over the Franconia Ridge including Mt. Lincoln (5089í), Mt. Lafayette (5260í), Mt. Garfield (4500í), South Twin Mt. (4902), Guyot (4508í) & Zealand Mt. (4260).  Overnight at AMC Galehead Hut ($85). 
    13 AT - Crawford Notch to Pinkham Notch:
    Hike to Mt. Washington and down Tuckerman Ravine Trail.  Very exposed above tree line.  Overnight at AMC Lakes of the Clouds Hut ($85). 
    Presidential Range 
    14 Mt. Webster (3910í):
    Great views of Crawford Notch from many precipices - Via Webster Cliff Trail (AT).
    15 Mt. Webster (3910í) & Mt. Jackson (4052í):
    Loop with great views of southern Whites, southern Presidentials & Crawford Notch.  Visit Mizpah Spring Hut.  Via Webster-Jackson, Webster Cliff, Mizpah Cutoff & Crawford Path Trails.
    16 Mt. Pierce (4312í):
    Great views of southern Presidentials & southern Whites.  Via Crawford Path.
    17 Mt. Eisenhower (4760í):
    Great views of southern Presidentials & southern Whites.  Via Edmands Path & Mt. Eisenhower Loop.
    18 Mt. Monroe (5372í): 
    Great views of Mt. Washington, southern Presidentials & southern Whites. 
    Visit Lakes of the Clouds Hut. Via Ammonoosuc Ravine & Mt. Monroe Loop Trails.
    19 Mt. Eisenhower (4760í) & Mt. Monroe (5372í): 
    Great views of Mt. Washington, southern Presidentials & southern Whites from two great summits.  Very exposed above tree line.  Visit Lakes of the Clouds Hut.  Via Edmands Path, Eisenhower Loop, Crawford Path, Monroe Loop & Ammonoosuc Ravine Trails.
    20 Mt. Washington (6288í) via Ammonoosuc Ravine: 
    Hike New Englandís highest peak.  Very exposed above tree line.  Visit Lakes of the Clouds Hut.  Great Views.  Via Ammonoosuc Ravine & Crawford Path Trails. 
    21 Mt. Washington (6288í)via Jewell Trail: 
    Hike New Englandís highest peak.  Very exposed above tree line.   Great Views.  Via Jewel & Gulfside Trails.
    22 Mt. Clay (5533í):
    Great views of northern Presidentials and Great Gulf. 
    Very exposed above tree line.  Via Jewel, Gulfside & Clay Loop Trails. 
    23 Mt. Jefferson (5716í) via Caps Ridge Trail:
    Great views from New Englandís 3rd highest peak.  Expect some rock scrambling. 
    Very exposed above tree line.  Via Caps Ridge Trail. 
    24 Mt. Jefferson (5716í) via Castle Trail:
    Great views from New Englandís 3rd highest peak.  Expect some rock scrambling. 
    Very exposed above tree line.  Via Castle Trail. 
    25 Mt. Jefferson (5716í) from Lowes: 
    Great views from New Englandís 3rd highest peak.  Expect some rock scrambling. Very exposed above tree line.  Via Loweís Path, Randolph Path & Jefferson Loop Trails.
    26 Mt. Adams (5799í): 
    Great views from New Englandís 2nd highest peak. 
    Very exposed above tree line.  Via Air Line Trail.
    27 Mt. Madison (5366í):
    Great views of northern Presidentials from New Englandís 4th highest peak.  Visit Madison Hut.  Very exposed above tree line.  Via Valley Way & Osgood Trails. 
    28 Mt. Jackson (4502í):
    Great views of the southern Presidentials & southern Whites.  Via Jackson Branch of Webster-Jackson Trail.
    29 Mt. Washington (6288í) from Pinkham Notch:
    Loop hike through NHís famous Tuckerman Ravine.  Great views.  Very exposed above tree line.  Via Tuckerman Ravine & Lions Head Trails.
    30 Mt. Webster (3910í) & Mt. Jackson (4052í) #2 Loop: 
    Great views of southern Presidentials, southern Whites & Crawford Notch.  Via Webster-Jackson & Webster Cliff Trails (AT). 
    31 Tuckerman Ravine (4525í):
    Visit this famous glacial cirque & Hermit Lake Shelter. Via Tuckerman Ravine Trail.
    Franconia Range- Pemigewasset Wilderness 
    32 Mt. Willard (2865í):
    Nice hike to ledges overlooking Crawford Notch.  Via Mt. Willard Trail.
    33 Kedron Flume (1900í):
    Nice overlook, interesting flume & waterfall. Via Kedron Flume Trail.
    34 Arethusa Falls & Frankenstein Cliffs (2150í): 
    Loop hike to NHís highest waterfall.  Great views from cliffs of lower Crawford Notch.  Via Arethusa Falls, Arethusa-Ripley Falls & Frankenstein Cliff Trails.
    35 Ethan Pond, Thoreau Falls, & Zealand Falls: 
    Gentle Walk.  Great waterfalls.  Visit Zealand Falls Hut.  Via Ethan Pond (AT) & Zealand Trails.
    36 Mt. Avalon (3442í):
    Great views of Crawford Notch.  Via Avalon Trial & side trail to summit.
    37 Mt. Flume (4328í) & Mt. Liberty (4459í): 
    Loop hike with very steep climb up the slide and great views from the ridge.  Via Whitehouse, Liberty Spring, Flume Slide & Franconia Ridge Trails.
    38 Mt. Flume (4328í): 
    Very steep climb up the slide, then rest of hike is moderate.  Via Whitehouse, Liberty Springs, Flume Slide, Osseo & Lincoln Woods Trails. 
    39 Mt. Lafayette (5260í) & Mt. Garfield (4500í):
    Hike over the highest peak in the Franconia Range.  Great views.  Visit Greenleaf Hut.  Very exposed above tree line.  Via Old Bridal Path, Garfield Ridge & Garfield Trails.
    40 Mt. Garfield (4500í):
    This rocky summit commands a spectacular view of the Pemigewasset Wilderness.  Via Garfield & Garfield Ridge Trails.
    41 Mt. Avalon (3442í), Mt. Field (4340í) & Mt. Tom (4051í): 
    Nice hike with excellent views of Crawford Notch.  Via Avalon, Willey Range, Tom Spur & A-Z Trails.
    42 Mt. Lafayette (5260í):
    Hike to the highest peak in the Franconia Ridge.  Visit Greenleaf Hut.  Very exposed above tree line. Via Greenleaf Trail.
    43 Little Haystack Mt. (4780í), Mt. Lincoln (5089í) & Mt. Lafayette (5260í): 
    Very exposed above tree line.  Great water falls along trail & spectacular views from the ridge.  Visit Greenleaf Hut.  Via Falling Waters, Franconia Ridge, Greenleaf & Old Bridal Path Trails.
    44 Mt. Hale (4054í):
    Reported to be magnetic.  Via Hale Brook, Lend-a-Hand & Zealand Trails. 
    Crawford Notch ñ Sandwich Range 
    45 Welch (2605í) & Dickey (2734í) Loop:
    Excellent views for modest effort.  Via Welch-Dickey Loop Trail.
    46 Mt. Osceola (4340í):
    Trail with many switchbacks and great views at summit.  Via Mt. Osceola Trail.
    47 Mt. Osceola (4340í) & East Osceola (4156í):
    Loop hike past peaceful Greeley Ponds to great views at main summits.  Via Livermore, Greeley Ponds & Mt. Osceola Trails.
    48 Greeley Ponds (2180í):
    Watch for wildlife as you hike to beautiful remote ponds.  Via Livermore & Greeley Ponds Trails.
    49 Goodrich Rock (2350í):
    One of NHís largest glacial erratics.  Via Livermore, Greely Ponds & Goodrich Rock Trails. 
    50 Sandwich Dome (3993í) & Jennings Peak (3460í):
    Gentle climb with great views.  Via Algonquin & Sandwich Mt. Trails.
    51 Jennings Peak (3460í) Loop:
    Moderate climb offering great views.  Via Drakes Brook & Sandwich Mt. Trails.
    52 Mt. Israel (2630í) & Guinea Pond Loop: 
    Nice views of the Sandwich Range Wilderness & Squam Lake along with a pleasant woodland walk.  Via Bearcamp River, Wentworth, Mead & Guinea Pond Trails & Sandwich Notch Road.
    53 Mt. Tremont (3371í):
    Fine views from an open summit.  Via Mt. Tremont Trail.
    54 Mt. Crawford (3119í):
    Great views of Crawford Notch & the Dry River Valley.  Via Davis Path & Mt. Crawford Spur Path.
    55 Mt. Crawford (3119í) & Stairs Mt. (3463í):
    Great views of the Presidential Range & the Dry River Wilderness Area.  Via Davis Path & spur trails to summits. 
    56 Mt. Carrigan (4700í):
    Magnificent views of Pemigewasset Wilderness from observation platform.  Via Signal Ridge Trail.
    57 Mt. Parker (3004í):
    Fine views of Saco River Valley.  Via Mt. Langon & Mt. Parker Trails.
    58 East Pond (2600í) & Little East Pond (2596í):
    Visit scenic ponds.  Via East Pond, East Pond Loop & Little East Pond Trails.
    59 Mt. Chocorua (3500í) Champney Falls:
    One of the most frequently photographed mountains in the world and one of the most frequently climbed in the White Mountains.  Great views from the rocky summit.  Via Champney Falls & Piper Trails.
    60 Mt. Morgan (2220í) & Mt. Percival (2212í):
    Loop hike offering fine views of Squam Lake.  Via Mt. Morgan, Crawford-Ridgepole & Mt. Percival Trails.
    61 Mt. Whiteface (4020í) & Mt. Passaconaway (4043í):
    Loop offers great views from Whiteface.  Via Blueberry Ledge, Rollins & Diceyís Mill Trails. 
    62 Mt. Potash (2700í):
    Great views for little effort.  Via Downes Brook & Potash Trails.
    63 Hedgehog Mt. (2532í):
    Great loop hike with fine views for modest effort.  Via UNH Trail.
    64 North Moat Mt. (3196í):
    Loop hike over exposed ridge with great views. Visit Dianaís Baths.  Via Moat Mt. & Red Ridge Trails.
    65 Mt. Tecumseh (4003í):
    Short hike to one of NHís 4000 footers.  Views of Waterville Valley.  Via Mt. Tecumseh Trail.
    66 North Hancock (4420í)& South Hancock (4318í):
    Limited views with good climb.  Via Hancock Notch, Cedar Brook & Hancock Loop Trails. 
    Moosilauke ñ Kinsman Range 
    67 North Kinsman (4293í) & South Kinsman (4358í): 
    Great views of Franconia Ridge to the east and VT to the west.  Via Mt. Kinsman & Kinsman Ridge Trails.
    68 Cannon Mt. (4100í) & Lonesome Lake Loop: 
    Views of Franconia Ridge and swim in Lonesome Lake.  Via Hi Cannon, Kinsman Ridge, Dodge Cutoff & Lonesome Lake Trails.
    69 Carr Mt. (3453í): 
    Good views from site of a fire tower.  Via Three Ponds & Carr Mt. Trail. 
    70 Three Ponds (2380í) - Brown Brook Loop:
    Watch for wildlife while hiking past the ponds & enjoy views of Mt. Carr & Kineo.  Via Three Ponds, Donkey Hill Cutoff & Mt. Kineo Trails.
    71 Stinson Mt. (2900í):
    Great views for little effort: Via Stinson Mt. Trail. 
    72 Mt. Moosilauke (4802í) from Ravine Lodge:
    Loop hike with great views.  Very exposed above tree line.  Optional side trip to South Peak (4523í) adds 0.4 mile.  Via Gorge Brook, Carriage Road & Snapper Trails.
    73 Mt. Moosilauke (4802í)from Kinsman Notch:
    Great views.  Very exposed above tree line.  Extremely steep and rough along The Cascades.  Via Beaver Brook Trail (AT). 
    74 Mt. Moosilauke (4802í) from Glencliff:
    Great views.  Very exposed above tree line.  Optional side trip to South Peak (4523í) adds 0.4 miles.  Via Glencliff Trail & Carriage Road (AT).
    75 Mt. Moosilauke (4802í) via Benton Trail: 
    Gradual climb to open summit with great views.  Very exposed above treeline. Via Benton Trail.