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Hiking in New Hampshire

Trails for all to explore.
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.


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.

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