The Granite State's crown jewel is an epicenter for alpine adventure, from peakbagging to ridgewalking to hut camping. Where to start? In the heart of the Whites, with beta from our map team. Trek across windswept plateaus, tag a handful of the range's 48 peaks above 4,000 feet, and get a taste of high-altitude tundra.
Hike our quieter insider's variation on this classic route.
Ten trails. Ten unmatched miles each. Get maximum bang for each boot step on hikes that our most-traveled contributors call their all-time favorites.
Few places serve up fierce, unpredictable winter weather quite like Mt. Washington, the 6,288-foot capstone of New Hampshire's White Mountains. Battle hurricane-force winds--and 20-plus feet of annual snowfall--while tackling the East's best mountaineering, or choose from hundreds of miles of snowy trails for a lower elevation romp.
Tag a team of the East's most challenging peaks in the White Mountains.
Got guts? Good. Now learn what skills you'll need to bag America's Little Everest—a traverse of New Hampshire's Presidential Range in Winter.
Our map team has been hard at work plotting the coolest hikes. Check out May's selections here.
Cozy huts, five-course meals, and world-class foliage highlight one family's fall trek.
Push yourself on any of these challenging hikes
Vibrant colors and a ridge walk you'll never forget
Here is your chance to tag six summits in only 3 days.
Scenic ridges and some high White Mountain peaks abound on this great hike.
Our comprehensive guide to the best backpacking you can find in New Hampshire.
Lines at backcountry outhouses. Hikers competing for tent sites. Is there any solitude left in New Hampshire's White Mountains? Lots of it, if you know where to go.
If land has a personality, then Vermont's 270-mile Long Trail is one moody, unpredictable way to hike through New England.
Sometimes walking "backward" is the only way to go in New Hampshire's White Mountains.
You can spend days exploring the Dry River Valley forest without seeing another soul, even if it sounds like you're being chased by a well-armed militia.
Guy Waterman died near the summit of Mount Lafayette, a peak in the White Mountains in northern New Hampshire, on February 6.
In mountains most hikers don't even know exist, the 150-mile Cohos Trail just waiting to carry you far from the crowds and on to Canada.
A hike up New Hampshire's Carter Dome has it all -- mountains, forests, water, views, solitude, and even a little challenge.
When the White Mountains' hot spots get too hot, there's always the Pilot Range.
Baldface Range's icy swimming holes and heights will get any hiker worked up.
Thrills and views by the minute on the Kinsman Ridge Trail.