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New Hampshire Trails

The Best Day Hikes in America: Baldface Traverse

White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

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The high price of climbing 3,606-foot North Baldface—some 3,000 feet of elevation gain in roughly 3 miles—offers even higher rewards: a 4-mile ridgewalk across bare peaks. But unlike the Presi, this is one traverse you won’t have to share.

Distance 9.5 miles (lollipop-loop) Trailhead 44.236728, -71.086986 Drive time 2:31 from Manchester Season May to November Contact