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New Hampshire’s numerous mountain ranges house some of the nation’s most beloved hikes. Whether you’re new to hiking in the Northeast or a seasoned adventure junkie looking for a new challenge, you’re sure to find your dream route on one of New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-foot-tall peaks. White Dot Trail’s beautiful highlands are the ideal place to get into hiking, which is why it’s also one of the most climbed routes in the world. Tuckerman Ravine’s rugged and demanding trails hide landscapes so dramatic that they look like they came straight from a painting. National Geographic featured the scenic Franconia Ridge loop among “World’s best hikes” thanks to its excellent terrain and jaw-dropping views of the White Mountains. You could spend months hiking here, and you wouldn’t even scratch the surface of the deep and diverse experience that is hiking in New Hampshire.
Hundreds of routes appropriate for hikers of all levels
Take in the breathtaking scenery from the stunning peaks
Explore some of the most visited and written-about hiking destinations in the world
We did the one-day Mount Washington winter ascent yesterday with Corey as our guide and it was fantastic. We were 5 completely inexperienced climbers – to give you an idea of how inexperienced, one of our group had pajama pants on as his base layer… From helping us find the right gear to showing us how to actually use it to talk me through a slightly scary section, Corey was so patient and all around just a really good guy. I can’t say enough good things about our experience and we would all highly recommend using Northeast Mountaineering.
Just went on 8/21/16 with some friends. Josh and Doug were our guides. They were patient and fun. We had a great time. It’s scary and fun. Doug was able to patch up both me (small cut and bruise on my shin) and my husband (large gash on knee). Not everyone gets hurt — our friends came away uninjured.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in New Hampshire, please refer to New Hampshire’s COVID-19 guidelines for out-of-state visitors.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
The best thing about hiking in New Hampshire is that there are incredible options for all skill levels. You don’t need prior experience because there are several beginner trails that will serve as an introduction to the world of hiking, but you should have good fitness as you’ll be moving for the whole day. Intermediate hikes will see more change in elevation and hikes will start to increase in length, hiking anywhere between four to eight miles. Advanced hikes are full-day treks with steep descents and challenging switchbacks. Keep in mind, the weather above the treeline can be extreme and you should be prepared for exposure to high winds. You’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Hiking in Mount Washington can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
To get to Glen, NH, where the tours begin, most people fly into Portland International Jetport. From there, you can rent a car and take a 2-hour drive to Glen, or take a bus to Naples American Legion and take a taxi, which will take you around 2h15min total.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide’s Bunkhouse in Glen, NH, or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.