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Local Hikes: Manchester, NH

The best hikes near Manchester.
sept 2010 manchester 445x260Dry Brook, Falling Waters Trail, Franconia Notch SP (Tim Seaver)


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Appalachian Mountain Club, New Hampshire (amc-nh.org)

Your Hikes
» Mt. Major Loop, Mt. Major SP Car-size boulders dot the approach trail to Mt. Major’s 1,786-foot summit, which overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee’s island-speckled expanse. Take it all in on this 3.8-mile, beginner-friendly loop. Miles from city center 45; Trip ID 775345

» Falling Waters Trail to Old Bridle Path, Franconia Notch SP Crisscross myriad cascades, then reach bare rock atop Little Haystack Mountain to start this 7.8-mile loop. Brave “as much exposure as you’ll find in the East,” on the mile-long ridge between Mts. Lincoln and Lafayette, then descend on the Old Bridle Path and rest at Greenleaf Hut. Miles from city center 89; Trip ID 5669

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