Want to find a beautiful hike in NH? Here are our Top 5
Summer has arrived which means it is time to break out the hiking boots and walking sticks!
Since the weather is improving, everyone could use ideas for what to do on the beautiful summer weekends.
Here at NH1, we decided to compile a list of our Top 5 trails to hike, with various degrees of difficulty, so readers can plan for a great day of activity and Vitamin D in the sun.
1. White Dot Trail, Mount Monadock, Jaffrey, NH
A 3.8 mile busy loop leading up to the peak of Mount Monadock. This trail is perfect for all you Instagram-loving hikers, and although it is moderately difficult, it features beautiful views from the summit and along the path. A must-climb if you have free time while in Southern New Hampshire.
2. Tuckerman’s Ravine Trail, Mount Washington, Pinkham Notch, NH
This steep, difficult 7.9 mile loop is open from March to October and great for experienced hikers. It's located near Gorham and features an incredible waterfall and classic glacial bowl. Even in the winter, this is a popular spot for thousands of skiers to travel down.
3. Welch-Dickey Loop Trail, Mount Welch, Thornton, NH
At No. 3 on our list, the Welch-Dickey Loop trail is 4.1 miles of wild flowers and moderate terrain. Not as popular as the first two, but just as great of an option for a Saturday afternoon. Good option for families due to the moderate difficulty and steady incline.
4. Pitcher Mountain Trail, Pitcher Mountain, Stoddard, NH
If you have little children are want an easy short trail, the Pitcher Mountain Trail is the one for you. This 0.7 mile easy path is not too packed with hikers and is perfect for any skill level. Plenty of great wildlife and flowers to find along the way, and a great family option.
5. Mount Major Summit Trails, Mount Major, Alton, NH
The Mount Major and Brook Trail Loop is a fantastic option for climbing Mount Major. Although the path is not meant for inexperienced hikers, it poses a nice challenge for experienced ones. The 3.8 mile loop is a popular path and features beautiful plants and wildlife for all who climb it.
Hopefully, these five trails give you an idea of what to do if you are looking for a physical activity that will let you get some of that fresh, summer air.
If you have been on any NH trails that didn't make our Top 5 list, be sure to leave a comment or photo below and tell us why you loved it so much!