NH Mountain Hiking
- Weather Forecasts
- Current Trail Conditions
- Snow Depth
- Access Road Closures
- Trail Maps
- Trail Guides
- Hiker Safety
- Magazine Articles
- Lyme Disease Caution
Before you hike, check the weather forecast for a city close
to where your mountain is located! Click on a city below
to get links to weather forecast services for that area.
Current Trail Conditions:
- New England Trail Conditions --
A well-organized website
(by Jeremy Clark) where fellow hikers post current hiking
trail conditions, especially helpful in winter.
- Views From The Top -- Another
- Rocks on Top -- Yet another
hikers post current trail conditions.
- Trails NH -- Combines recent trail condition reports from
multiple sources, including New England Trail Conditions,
Views From The Top and Rocks on Top.
- NOAA Interactive Snow Information -- Tells how much
snow is on the ground (adjust "Select Date" on left,
then click "Redraw Map").
Access Road Closures:
- WMNF Forest Road Status --
(closed or open) of access roads
in the White Mountain National Forest.
- GNW Road Network and Closures --
(closed or open) of access roads
in the Great North Woods (way north NH).
Adventures -- Their White Mountains Trail Map
gives the "big picture", showing most of the
White Mountain trails on a single map. This map is a superb
reference for choosing a new mountain to hike.
- DeLorme --
The DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Series covers
every state in the USA. These detailed road and topographic
maps are great for accessing remote trailheads.
- Wonalancet Out Door
Club -- The WODC publishes
a fine Tyvek map of the Sandwich Range.
- Squam Lakes Association --
The SLA publishes a Squam
Trail Map covering easy hikes in the region.
Hills Preserve -- The Nature Conservancy
publishes a trail map of the Green Hills Preserve
(near North Conway).
- Belknap County
Sportsmens Association -- This group
maintains a list of 12 peaks in the Belknap Range, (by
with pointers to sources for two excellent hiking maps
Dave Roberts) of the Belknap Range and Ossipee Range.
- MapMart -- A source for buying
maps (from the U.S. Geological Survey), useful for
finding trailless peaks.
- ACME Mapper -- A source for free
digitized topographic maps.
- NH topo maps --
A new (free) resource provided
by the NH Fish and Game Department.
Mountain Club -- The AMC is the primary
source for trail guides for mountains in New Hampshire
and Maine. Their guide books are the recognized
standard for the area. Included paper trail maps are
accurately drawn (via GPS). AMC sells waterproof (Tyvek)
versions of the trail maps separately.
Mountain Club -- The RMC publishes the
guidebook Randolph Paths covering the Northern
Presidentials, with an included Tyvek map.
Outing Club -- The DOC publishes the
Dartmouth Outing Guide, which includes Mt. Cube,
Smarts Mtn. and Mt. Moosilauke.
- Friends of the
Wapack -- This group publishes the Wapack
Trail Guide of easy hikes in southern New Hampshire.
- Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail
Club -- This group
publishes the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail Guide
of easy hikes in southern New Hampshire.
- Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway
Coalition -- This
group publishes the SRKG Trail Guide of easy hikes
in the Lake Sunapee area.
- Appalachian Trail
Conservancy -- The ATC publishes
trail guides for those areas where the AT crosses
Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
Mountain Club -- The GMC is the primary source
for trail guides and maps for the mountains of Vermont.
Graphics -- This company publishes
mountain-hiking guides for Vermont.
Mountain Wanderer -- This Lincoln, NH, bookstore
is loaded with mountain-hiking resources,
including hardcopy USGS topo maps of NH.
- Bob & Geri's Adventures -- Detailed
bushwhack hikes on the New England 100 Highest list.
- FranklinSites.com Hiking Guide --
Excellent New England
hike trip reports and photos (by Jeremy Clark).
- Peakbagger.com --
Comprehensive worldwide mountain
hiking website! Includes good coverage for New Hampshire.
- Ted's Favorite Hikes in Southern New Hampshire
by Ted Bonner -- Available in print from Yankee Farmer,
Greenfield, NH (603-547-6421).
The 10 essentials for a safe and pleasant hike
-- excellent safety info from AMC
Hiker's checklist -- gear suggestions from AMC
Hiking with Kids -- What to Bring
Hiking in Winter
"To the Owner of This Book" introductory chapter
in the AMC White Mountain Guide.
Accounts of bad experiences:
- Mountain Rescue
- Life-Threatening Weather
- Death on Mt. Monadnock
A White Mountains rescue cost $10,000