New Hampshire

Hike New Hampshire

Mountain

Height (ft./m)

Notes

Mount Washington 6,288 / 1,917 4000’ers, 50 Finest, AT
Mount Adams 5,774 / 1,760 4000’ers
Mount Jefferson 5,712 / 1,741 4000’ers
Mount Sam Adams 5,584 / 1,702 subpeak of Mount Adams
Mount Clay (or Reagan) 5,532 / 1,686 subpeak of Mount Washington
Boott Spur 5,492 / 1,674 subpeak of Mount Washington
Mount Quincy Adams 5,394 / 1,644 subpeak of Mount Adams
Mount Abigail Adams 5,348 / 1,630 subpeak of Mount Adams
Mount Monroe 5,384 / 1,641 4000’ers
Mount Madison 5,367 / 1,636 4000’ers, AT
Mount Adams “5” 5,266 / 1,605 subpeak of Mount Adams
Mount Lafayette 5,249 / 1,600 4000’ers, 50 Finest, AT
Mount Lincoln 5,089 / 1,551 4000’ers, AT
Mount Franklin 5,004 / 1,525 subpeak of Mount Monroe
South Twin Mountain 4,902 / 1,494 4000’ers, AT
Carter Dome 4,832 / 1,473 4000’ers, 50 Finest, AT
Mount Moosilauke 4,802 / 1,464 4000’ers, 50 Finest, AT
Little Haystack Mountain 4,800 / 1,463 AT, subpeak of Mount Lincoln
Mount Eisenhower 4,780 / 1,457 4000’ers, AT
North Twin Mountain 4,761 / 1,451 4000’ers
Mount Carrigain 4,700 / 1,433 4000’ers, 50 Finest
Mount Bond 4,698 / 1,432 4000’ers
Gulf Peak 4,692 / 1,430
Mount Hight 4,675 / 1,425 AT, subpeak of Carter Dome
Middle Carter Mountain 4,610 / 1,405 4000’ers, AT
North Carter Mountain 4,589 / 1,399 AT, subpeak of Middle Carter Mountain
Mount Guyot 4,580 / 1,396 AT, subpeak of South Twin Mountain
West Bond Mountain 4,540 / 1,384 4000’ers
Mount Blue 4,529 / 1,380 subpeak of Mount Moosilauke
Mount Garfield 4,500 / 1,372 4000’ers, AT
Mount Liberty 4,459 / 1,359 4000’ers, AT
South Carter Mountain 4,430 / 1,350 4000’ers, AT
Wildcat Mountain 4,422 / 1,348 4000’ers, AT
Mount Hancock 4,420 / 1,347 4000’ers
South Peak Kinsman Mountain 4,358 / 1,328 4000’ers, 50 Finest
Mount Field 4,340 / 1,323 4000’ers
Mount Osceola 4,340 / 1,323 4000’ers, 50 Finest
Mount Flume 4,328 / 1,319 4000’ers
South Hancock Mountain 4,319 / 1,316 4000’ers
Mount Pierce (or Clinton) 4,310 / 1,314 4000’ers, AT
North Peak Kinsman Mountain 4,293 / 1,309 4000’ers
Mount Willey 4,285 / 1,306 4000’ers
Bondcliff 4,265 / 1,300 4000’ers
Zealand Mountain 4,260 / 1,298 4000’ers
North Peak Mount Tripyramid 4,180 / 1,274 4000’ers
Mount Jim 4,172 / 1,272 subpeak of Mount Moosilauke
Mount Cabot 4,170 / 1,271 4000’ers, 50 Finest
East Peak Mount Osceola 4,156 / 1,267 4000’ers
Middle Peak Mount Tripyramid 4,140 / 1,262 4000’ers
Cannon Mountain 4,100 / 1,250 4000’ers, Cannon Mountain Ski Area
South Peak Mount Tripyramid 4,090 / 1,247 subpeak of Middle Peak Mount Tripyramid
Mount Hale 4,054 / 1,236 4000’ers
Mount Jackson 4,052 / 1,235 4000’ers
Mount Tom 4,051 / 1,235 4000’ers
Wildcat D Mountain 4,050 / 1,234 4000’ers, AT, Wildcat Mountain Ski Area
Mount Moriah 4,049 / 1,234 4000’ers, AT
Mount Passaconaway 4,043 / 1,232 4000’ers
Owl’s Head (Franconia) 4,025 / 1,227 4000’ers
Galehead 4,024 / 1,227 4000’ers, AT
Mount Whiteface 4,020 / 1,225 4000’ers
Mount Waumbek 4,006 / 1,221 4000’ers
Mount Isolation 4,004 / 1,220 4000’ers
Mount Tecumseh 4,003 / 1,220 4000’ers, Waterville Valley Resort
Sandwich Mountain 3,993 / 1,217 100 Highest
The Bulge 3,950 / 1,205 100 Highest
Mount Nancy 3,926 / 1,197 100 Highest
Mount Webster 3,910 / 1,192 AT
The Horn 3,905 / 1,190 100 Highest
Mount Weeks 3,901 / 1,189 100 Highest
Mount Starr King 3,898 / 1,188
South Weeks 3,885 / 1,184 100 Highest
Vose Spur 3,862 / 1,177 100 Highest
The Sleepers, East Peak 3,840 / 1,170 100 Highest
Mount Davis 3,819 / 1,164
Nubble Peak 3,813 / 1,162 100 Highest
Scar Ridge 3,774 / 1,151 100 Highest
The Cannon Balls, NE Peak 3,769 / 1,149 100 Highest
Mount Kancamagus 3,763 / 1,147
Middle Moriah Mountain 3,755 / 1,144
Shelburne Moriah Mountain 3,734 / 1,138
Imp Mountain 3,720 / 1,134
North Baldface 3,606 / 1,099
Cherry Mountain (Mount Martha) 3,573 / 1,089
Mount Success 3,565 / 1,087
Mount Clough 3,561 / 1,085
South Baldface 3,547 / 1,081
Sable Mountain 3,519 / 1,073
Mount Chocorua 3,475 / 1,059
Mount Kelsey 3,472 / 1,058
Carr Mountain 3,453 / 1,052
Mount Avalon 3,442 / 1,049
Mount Tremont 3,371 / 1,027
Chandler Mountain 3,335 / 1,017
Kearsarge North 3,268 / 996
Owl’s Head (Carroll) 3,258 / 993
Black Crescent Mountain 3,255 / 992
Mount Crescent 3,251 / 991
Smarts Mountain 3,238 / 987 50 Finest, AT
North Moat Mountain 3,195 / 974
Mount Monadnock 3,165 / 965 50 Finest
Mount Cardigan 3,155 / 962 50 Finest
Loon Mountain 3,065 / 934 Loon Mountain Ski Resort
Mount Doublehead 3,053 / 931
Mount Stickney 3,048 / 929
South Sugarloaf 3,002 / 915
Bear Mountain 2,995 / 913
Mount Shaw 2,990 / 911 50 Finest
Bartlett Haystack 2,980 / 908
Mount Rosebrook 2,976 / 907
Eastman Mountain 2,939 / 896
Mount Kearsarge (Merrimack County)   2,937 / 895 50 Finest
Mount Cube 2,909 / 887
Stinson Mountain 2,900 / 884
North Bald Cap 2,893 / 882
Mount Willard 2,865 / 873
Black Mountain 2,820 / 860
South Peak (Loon Mountain) 2,807 / 856
Mount Meader 2,782 / 848
Croydon Peak 2,766 / 843
Dickey Mountain 2,734 / 840
Mount Sunapee 2,726 / 831 Mount Sunapee Resort
Piermont Mountain 2,717 / 828
Potash Mountain 2,700 / 823
Mount Oscar 2,700 / 823
Bartlett Mountain 2,661 / 811
Welch Mountain 2,605 / 800
Mount Roberts 2,582 / 787
Middle Sugarloaf 2,503 / 763
Lovewell Mountain 2,473 / 754
Jericho Mountain (or Black Mountain) 2,454 / 748
Belknap Mountain 2,382 / 726 50 Finest
Black Cap 2,369 / 722
Tenney Mountain 2,350 / 720
Moose Mountain 2,313 / 705
Pack Monadnock 2,290 / 698
Ragged Mountain 2,286 / 697 Ragged Mountain Resort
Thorn Mountain 2,282 / 696
North Pack Monadnock 2,276 / 694
Gunstock Mountain 2,245 / 684
North Sugarloaf 2,221 / 677
Mount Whittier 2,205 / 672
Turtleback Mountain 2,203 / 671
Silver Mountain 2,190 / 668
Pitcher Mountain 2,153 / 656
Larcom Mountain 2,093 / 638
Crotched Mountain 2,066 / 630
Temple Mountain 2,045 / 623
Mount Forest (Mount Forist) 2,031 / 619
Tin Mountain 2,031 / 619
Skatutakee Mountain 1,998 / 609
Thumb Mountain 1,978 / 603
Gap Mountain 1,900 / 579
Little Monadnock Mountain 1,900 / 579
New Ipswich Mountain 1,881 / 573
Middle Mountain 1,857 / 566
Barrett Mountain 1,853 / 565
Bayle Mountain 1,853 / 565
Pratt Mountain 1,817 / 554
Kidder Mountain 1,805 / 550
Mount Major 1,786 / 544
Peaked Mountain 1,739 / 530
Nickerson Mountain 1,700 / 518
Mount Rowe 1,680 / 510
Cranmore Mountain 1,667 / 508
Rattlesnake Mountain (North Conway) 1,580 / 482
Blue Job Mountain 1,356 / 413
North Peak Uncanoonuc Mountains 1,324 / 404
South Peak Uncanoonuc Mountains 1,321 / 403

Notable Loop Hikes:

TRAIL MAPS AND INFORMATION

Because of New Hampshire’s varied terrain, hikers can enjoy many types of delightful trail experiences. New Hampshire State Parks welcome hikers and walkers on their trails. Get out and explore, but please remember to Tread Lightly and Hike Safe!

Camping in N.H. State Parks is only permitted in organized campgrounds.

NOTICE: A portion of the Lonesome Lake Trail will be closed for maintenance from June 12 – July 28. More detailed information is at http://www.outdoors.org/articles/blogs/trails/lonesome-lake-trail-closure-detour/

Bear Brook State Park – Allenstown (off Route 28). Bear Brook Trail Map    Bear Brook Trail Information 
A myriad of trails criss-cross this 10,000 acre park. Bear Brook offers easy to moderate hiking challenges. Camping is available in the park.

Cardigan Mountain State Park – Orange (off Route 4). Cardigan Hiking Map  
This park offers moderate to difficult hikes with great views into Vermont and the south side of the White Mountains.

Crawford Notch State Park – Hart’s Location (Route 302). Crawford Hiking Map  
This park, located in the White Mountains, offers popular family hikes to unique cliffs and brisk waterfalls including the highest in the state, Arethusa Falls. Camping is available in the park. Most trails leave the park and enter the White Mountain National Forest.

Dixville Notch State Park – Dixville Notch (Route 26)
This Park offers moderate to more difficult hikes which lead you to waterfalls and scenic vistas. Hiking trails to “Table Rock” feature interesting views of surrounding cliffs.

Franconia Notch State Park – Franconia (I-93 Parkway). Franconia Notch Hiking Map 
The park provides access to many popular trails leading into the National Forest. Trails range from moderate to difficult. Camping is available in the park. Pets are prohibited on the paved multi-use “Franconia Recreational Path” and there are designated dog walk areas at the Tramway and Flume. Flume Gorge Trail Map 

Miller State Park – Peterborough (Route 101). Miller Hiking Map  View from Pack Monadnock Map  
Many easy to moderate trails begin at the park and access the Wapack Trail.

Monadnock State Park – Jaffrey (Route 124). Monadnock Hiking Map  
The 40 miles of trails offer opportunities for cross country skiing, picnicking, and bird watching, as well as hiking to the spectacular 3,165 foot summit, with 100-mile views of the surrounding area. Monadnock is said to be one of the most climbed mountains in the world, second only to Mt. Fuji in Japan! Camping is available in the park.

Moose Brook State Park – Gorham (just off Route 2 on Jimtown Road)
Many of the trails in this park were laid out and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. These comfortable trails provide exhilarating family hiking experiences. Camping is available in the park.

Mt. Sunapee State Park – Newbury (Route 103)  Mount Sunapee Hiking Map  
Sunapee is the northern terminus of the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, a 48 mile footpath connecting Mount Monadnock and Mount Sunapee. The Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway connects with the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway at Lake Solitude and crosses the State Park from Newbury Harbor via the Newbury Trail and Solitude Trails to Goshen via the Summit and Province Trails. Many interesting trails lead to Sunapee’s summit. Camping is available in the park.

The Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway is a 75 mile loop trail that links four New Hampshire State Parks: Sunapee, Winslow, Rollins, Wadleigh. The trail also links three New Hampshire State Forests: Gile, Kearsarge and Shadow Hill as well as one Wildlife Management Area: Bog Mountain. See the Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Coalition website for more information.

Northwood Meadows State Park – Northwood (Route 4)
Old logging roads and side trails abound on this park. The trails are easy to moderate and some are “handicapped accessible.”

Pawtuckaway State Park – Nottingham (128 Mountain Road). Pawtuckaway Trails Map  
The trails in this 5,500 acre park offer opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Experiences include hiking to the fire tower on top of South Mountain, with spectacular views of the surrounding area; walking or biking along Burhnams March to bird and wildlife watch; or hiking to Boulder Field, left when glacial ice melted near the end of the ice age! Camping is available in the park.

Pillsbury State Park – Washington (Route 31). Pillsbury Hiking Map  
Pillsbury State Park is a link in the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway. Pillsbury offers easy to moderate hiking in a fairly remote setting. Camping is available in the park.

Pisgah State Park – Winchester/Chesterfield/Hinsdale (Route 119, Route 63). Pisgah State Park Trail Map  
This huge Park has many maintained trails offering families easy to moderate hiking in a fairly remote setting.

Rollins State Park – Warner (south slope of Mt Kearsarge) Kearsarge Hiking Map 
A one-half mile trail to the summit of Mt.Kearsarge leaves from the picnic area. The picnic area, located in a natural wooded glen beneath granite ledges, is historically referred to as the “Garden.” It affords views that stretch from Mt. Monadnock to the hills of New Hampshire’s coastal plain. The summits of Pack Monadnock, Crotched and Uncanoonuc Mountains, the hills of central Massachusetts, and the Boston skyline are visible on the horizon, while the Mink Hills and Merrimack River Valley can be seen nearby.

Winslow State Park – Wilmot (northwest slope of Mt. Kearsarge). Kearsarge Hiking Map 
A picnic area is located on a 1,820-foot plateau with outstanding views of the White Mountains to the north and the taller of the southern and central Vermont peaks. Mt. Sunapee, Ragged Mountain, and Pleasant Lake dominate the closer landscape. A one-mile foot trail leads from the picnic area to the summit of Mt. Kearsarge. A 1- 3/4 mile trail offers a loop possibility.

Other areas to hike or walk include the following multi-use trails:

DOG FRIENDLY STATE PARKS

The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation recognizes that your pet is an important part of your recreation experience. To serve the needs of all park visitors, there are some parks that allow pets, some parks that allow pets but only in designated areas, and some parks that do not allow pets.

Pets are permitted at the following state parks:

*If a park is not listed, it does not permit pets.  Please note that some of the parks have exceptions.

* Per Res 7301.08(b): Service animals, including animals used for detection and search and rescue training and operations, shall be exempt from all prohibitions in this section unless stated otherwise.

To ensure a pleasurable and safe visit for both pets and park visitors, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the following rules:

  • Pets are prohibited at all state beaches, picnic areas, and historic sites.
  • In areas where pets are allowed, pets must be leashed and attended at all times; owners are responsible for their pets’ actions.
  • If a pet becomes objectionable to any park visitor, the owner will be asked to remove the pet from the park.
  • Pets are not to be left unattended in any vehicle, camper, carrier or enclosure at any time.
  • For all Division rules regarding pets, click here.

New Hampshire Beaches

New Hampshire does not allow dogs on most beaches and they’re pretty strict about it.

Hampton – Hampton Beach
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Hampton Beach State Park
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

North Beach
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

New Castle – Grand Island Common
NO DOGS ON BEACH FROM MAY 15 TO SEPTEMBER 15

North Hampton – North Hampton State Beach
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Rye – Foss Beach
DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH FROM OCTOBER 1 TO THE SATURDAY BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY AND BEFORE 8 AM AND AFTER 6 PM OTHERWISE

Jenness State Beach
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Wallis Sands State Beach
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

Seabrook – Seabrook Beach
NO DOGS ALLOWED ON BEACH

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