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Appalachian Trail: Flume Visitor Center to US 302

This challenging 27.7-mile section traverses the Willey Range, and the Zealand, Garfield and Franconia Ridges. The payoff: Postcard mountain views, beautiful mountain huts, and the longest stretch of roadless wilderness in New Hampshire.

Rating

Shelters: Galehead Hut; sleeps 38. Zealand Falls Hut; sleeps 30.

To Trailhead

Start: From Lincoln, NH, take I-93 north 3.8 miles to exit 34A, Daniel Webster Hwy./US 3. Drive north .5 mile and bear right into the Flume Gorge Visitor Center. End: From Hart’s Location, NH, take US 302 northwest 3.2 miles to trailhead parking on highway.

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