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White Mountain National Forest

White Mountain National Forest: Our most recommended tours and activities

White Mountains: 3-Day Self-Guided High Peaks Hiking Trip

1. White Mountains: 3-Day Self-Guided High Peaks Hiking Trip

Spend 3 days enjoying the wonders of the White Mountains on this self-guided camping and hiking experience. All hikes on this trip include custom digital maps that allow you to follow your progress on a mobile device. This self-guided adventure will make you feel comfortable and fully equipped with everything you'll need to get the most out of your trip in the White Mountains. Your trip begins with convenient pick up of your camping gear from a self-service locker kiosk in Plymouth, NH. With your gear in tow, you'll continue to Crawford Notch, where you'll find your provided campsite. Check-in at the campsite begins at 2:00 PM. Spend the first afternoon relaxing at your campsite.  When morning comes, it's time to decide which of the 4,000-foot peaks you would like to hike. There are a wide variety of options in terms of length and difficulty, so you can choose the perfect peak for you and your group. Some of the peaks on this itinerary include Garfield, Hale, North and South Twin as well as Zealand. They range in length from roughly 4 to 10 miles.  See how your legs are feeling when morning comes and decide on the final day's adventure. Choose between conquering another peak or a shorter hike. If you want to take it really easy, feel free to explore a swimming hole and spend the day relaxing and enjoying your surroundings.  After returning to your vehicle, follow your itinerary south towards Plymouth. Your camping gear will be returned to the same locker that you picked it up from at the start of the trip.

White Mountains: 3-Day Self-Guided Hike & Brewery Visit

2. White Mountains: 3-Day Self-Guided Hike & Brewery Visit

Spend 3 days enjoying the wonders of the White Mountains on this 2 night, self-guided camping experience. All hikes on this trip include custom digital maps that allow you to follow your progress on a mobile device. Your trip begins after you pick up your camping gear rental from a convenient self-serve locker kiosk. With your gear in tow, you'll continue towards Lincoln where you'll find the campsite you'll be staying at. after checking in, either spend your time relaxing at your campsite, or select from a provided list of smaller adventures to enjoy. When morning comes, it's time to choose between 2 hikes. The first is a shorter hike up Mount Pemigewasset on the south end of Franconia Notch. The hike is roughly 2.5 miles round trip and features a beautiful clifftop overlook of the region. The second option is a longer hike to the top of one of New Hampshire's 48 peaks above 4,000 feet. The round-trip hike of Mount Garfield is roughly 9.5 miles and features spectacular views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and beyond. For the afternoon and evening, it's time to visit a brewery. Choose between 3 breweries north of the notch including Reklis Brewing Co, Schilling Beer Co, and Iron Furnace Brewing. Depending on brewery restrictions, purchase a beer to go and enjoy at your campsite, or purchase a pint to enjoy on an outdoor patio. On the next day, enjoy breakfast at your campsite and head out on the Kancamagus Highway to the Lincoln Woods Trailhead. Be sure to bring your swimsuit and walk to Franconia Falls. This is a 6-mile round trip hike on relatively flat ground that leads to a gorgeous swimming hole. After enjoying a swim and hike, follow your itinerary and choose to visit more breweries in the Lincoln/Woodstock area including One Love Brewery and the Woodstock Inn Brewery. Continue south to return your camping gear to the same locker that you picked it up from at the start of the trip.

White Mountains: 3-Day Self-Guided Scenic Trails Trip

3. White Mountains: 3-Day Self-Guided Scenic Trails Trip

Spend 3 days enjoying the wonders of the White Mountains on this 2 night, self-guided camping experience. All hikes on this trip include custom digital maps that allow you to follow your progress on a mobile device. Your trip begins after you pick up your camping gear rental from a convenient self-serve locker kiosk. With your gear in tow, you'll continue towards Lincoln where you'll find the campsite you'll be staying at. after checking in, either spend your time relaxing at your campsite, or select from a provided list of smaller adventures to enjoy. When morning comes, it's time to choose between 2 hiking trails. The first trail is a smaller mountain summit on the south end of Franconia Notch. It is roughly 3 miles round trip, with a steady but reasonable incline, leading to views as far as the eye can see from a rocky summit. The second trail option is a generally flat trail along a rushing river that leads to a waterfall and swimming hole. It is 6 miles round trip and is easy in difficulty. In the afternoon, choose to relax by your campsite, or choose from a list of provided activities. The last day of this adventure features another choice of trails. Your first option is a hike to a beautiful mountain lake, resting in between the summits of two of New Hampshire's 48 peaks above 4,000 feet. The trail is a little steep, but the incredible views at the top are worth it. It is roughly a 3-mile round trip hike. Your second option is a beautiful drive to a lesser-known part of the White Mountains, where a stream-side trail leading to a waterfall and swimming hole awaits. Your camping gear will be returned to the same locker that you picked it up from at the start of the trip in Plymouth.

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What people are saying about White Mountain National Forest

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4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

This is an absolutely great experience. Well organized, extremely responsive (someone always picked up the phone to answer our questions) The campground was great quiet, clean and close to town yet secluded, the equipment was clean and in great condition (I only recommend that gou bting an inflatable mattress as sleeping bags and foams provided can still not be enough for a comfortable sleep) and the maps were all on point and very hlepful. We went to beautiful secluded ponds and a nice waterfall and swam in a river. We'll definitely be back and will surely be returningbyo Get Your Guide!