There is no question that hiking in New Hampshire can be quite amazing. Regardless of where you choose to go, you will find amazing views. However, with extremely large mountains and wilderness that goes on and on, hiking in this state can be quite intimidating. The good news is, there are several incredible hikes in this state that you won’t want to miss out on.
Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey
This is considered one of the most famous mountains in the entire state of New Hampshire. The loop that leads to the summit, which is called the lollipop loop, is about 4.4 miles and considered a relatively easy hike. A word of caution is that on sunny summer days the trail can become a bit crowded.
Mount Cardigan, Orange
Many people consider this a great hike experience because it can be altered to fit your unique needs. There are short loops that are about 3.1 miles, with the most popular hike leading to the summit, which is 5.5 miles. There are smooth trails on the mountain, which make it a popular destination for inexperienced hikers.
Welch and Dickey Loop, Thornton
A loop that stretches for 4.4 miles will take you to two different summits in a period of just over three hours. The views you get from the summits look over Crawford Notch, which make this the ideal hike to see all the amazing colors offered by the fall foliage.
Pitcher Mountain, Stoddard
This is a short and family friendly hike that is only about 0.7 miles long. If you have kids with you, then this is a great way to introduce them to hiking. Additionally, the blueberry bushes you find along the way are sure to entice them.
Sugarloaf Mountain, Bethlehem
If you want the most bang for your buck, then it is a good idea to plan a hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. The mountain provides you with two amazing views of the White Mountains. If you want to hide to the middle, the distance is just 2.6 miles for a round trip, if you want to hit both the Middle and North Sugarloaf peaks, then you have a hike of 3.2 miles ahead of you. These views will make you feel like you have gone quite a bit further, though.
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