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Hiking

Whether it's a low-key amble through a salt marsh or a challenging ascent of a granite cliff face, hiking and climbing in New Hampshire will lead to scenes you'll return to often in your daydreams. Up for a challenge? Take a climb to the summit of one of our 48 4,000-foot peaks. No matter what your ability, we have thousands of trail miles to explore, including 1,200 in White Mountain National Forest and the most popular backcountry stretch of the Appalachian Trail.

Whether you'd like to bond with friends or to introduce kids to hiking, Recreational Rail Trails and trails within New Hampshire State Parks offer unsurpassed beauty and diverse terrain. The Appalachian Mountain Club operates lodges and campgrounds for hikers in New Hampshire and a famous seasonal network of high-mountain huts providing overnight shelter and comforts at intervals in the White Mountains. New Hampshire is also home to some of the finest rock and ice climbing in the East, as well as some of the best climbing schools and guides.

Franconia Notch State Park hikers, please click here for more information regarding parking.

Read more about hiking in New Hampshire:
Hikes to Great Heights
Kid Friendly Hikes
Leaf Peeping Hikes
Popular Winter Hikes

Know your abilities, and choose an appropriate hike or climb for your family or group; New Hampshire truly offers trails for everyone. Be prepared, heed all weather and safety warnings, and stay on designated trails. We want your New Hampshire hiking or climbing experience to be memorable for all of the right reasons. Please be sure to review HikeSafe before you head out, and do your part to ensure that New Hampshire's extensive hiking routes remain safe and enjoyable for all.