Top three reasons to go 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
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.
May through October
The tours start in Glen, NH
Beginner to advanced
Choose how you spend your day
Standard Hiking Day Trips in New Hampshire
Take on one or more of New Hampshire’s most accessible 4,000-footers in this fully customizable hiking trip. Hike some of the American Northeast’s greatest climbs such as the Presidentials, the Willey Range, the Carter-Moriah Range, and much more! Your friendly experienced guide will help you choose the ideal route for your expertise and fitness levels. Take this chance to cross off New Hampshire’s stunning ranges from your bucket list!
Difficult Access Hiking Day Trips in New Hampshire
Take on one of the 4,000-footers of New Hampshire that are more difficult to access and get a sense of adventure on this fully customizable hiking trip. Hike some of the greatest climbs, such as the Bond, North Twin Mountain, Owl’s Head, Mt. Galehead, and much more! Your friendly, experienced guide will help you choose the ideal route for your expertise and fitness levels. Take this chance to cross off New Hampshire’s stunning ranges from your bucket list!
Meet your guide
AMGA Certified Guides
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.
Things to know
Covid measures in New Hampshire
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:
- An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
- A full day of hiking
- Transportation to the trailhead
What’s not included:
- Transportation to Glen, NH
- Accommodations (available at the guide’s Bunkhouse in Glen, NH, for a fee of $20 per person)
- Food and snacks
How fit do I need to be?
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.
What do I need to bring?
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
- Day pack with waist wrap (around a 20-30L bag)
- Hiking poles — optional
- Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
- Sturdy hiking boots or trail running sneakers
- Spare clothes for layering
- Light insulating layer/softshell top
- Hardshell jacket with hood
- Snow pants or soft shell climbing pants
- Hardshell pants
- Warm hat
- Neck gaiter
- Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
- Camera — optional (but recommended)
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 age requirements
Group sizes and prices:
- For this group adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 5:1.
- You will be places in group of people with similar skill level.
- The cost per person doesn’t decrease as the group grows.
Hiking in Mount Washington can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
- If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
- Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Getting there and meeting location
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.