Enjoy hiking adventures in the day and retreat at night to the comfort of your own vacation house, condo or cabin at prices comparable to an average hotel room. Take advantage of easy day hikes with your children, waterfall views with your significant other, or challenge yourself to an advanced hike with your athletic friends.
Best Hikes in the White Mountains for Seasoned HikersFor a long and challenging day hike, explore the Tripyramids . This 11-mile hike starts at the Livermore Road trail in Waterville Valley. A popular spot for mountain bikers, the trail offers a steep climb for hikers who prefer a challenge. Rest your muscles in the evening, in the comfort of a jacuzzi, in your own home-away-from-home rental condo.
Another hike for the hiking enthusiast is a 9-mile hike that starts in Franconia Notch and extends through the Falling Waters trail . This popular hike takes you through the expansive summits of Lafayette and Lincoln. Enjoy views of the magnificent Flume Gorge and various wooden bridges.
Easy Day Hikes for the FamilyWhen looking to take it easy with the family, explore Mt. Cardigan's 1.5-mile West Ridge Trail . This is one of the easiest trails in the White Mountains and a perfect option for young children and novice hikers. Enjoy summit views and pick blueberries along the way.
For another quick and easy hike, Lost Pond is only a mile long and easy for the whole family with access to reliable drinking water along the way. Start this short hike from the visitor's center in Pinkham Notch.
Hikes with Waterfall ViewsThe waterfall hikes are not to be missed in New Hampshire. The 2.6-mile Arethusa Fall hike ends with a view of a beautiful waterfall that stands at 200 feet. The Kinsman hike is a more difficult hike that extends for nearly 10 miles and is ideal for anyone who enjoys hiking by the water. Enjoy a view of Cascade Brook and Rocky Glen Falls on this extended hike, where you can stop on scenic platforms and enjoy the lunch you prepared in the kitchen of your own vacation home.
The Webster-Jackson trail is a moderately difficult 6.5 mile hike with views of waterfalls, cliffs and rock formations. This trail also connects you to a path that takes you to the Elephant Head landmark rock, where you can climb to the top of a ledge for an extensive and scenic view of Franconia Notch, the major mountain pass.
The best hikes in the White Mountains offer a little something for everyone. Whether you're interested in leisurely strolls, blueberry picking, waterfall viewing or the challenge of climbing a steep mountain, New Hampshire has it all. Rent an affordable vacation home, cabin, condo or chalet and enjoy all that this area has to offer for you and your loved ones.