The White Mountains of New Hampshire include some of FOOT’s most rigorous terrain. The landscape is rugged and mountainous - you’ll have your fair share of both steep ascents and windy nights. But don’t despair! The Whites will reward your effort with beautiful hikes along flat ridgelines, refreshing streams, and serene ponds. Once you’re above the tree-line – which you are on most trails – it’s as if you’re walking in the heavens, above the clouds and among vast expanses of mountain scrub, moss, little shrubs, and scraggly rocks. Trips along this northern part of the Appalachian Trail may encounter through-hikers nearing the end of their 2,200 mile adventures.
Although no prior experience is necessary, the White Mountains are fitting for those who enjoy strenuous activity - this is overall the most physically demanding region of FOOT. If you appreciate a solid workout and incredible views from Mother Nature, a FOOT trip in the White Mountains is for you!
For more information on this region, please visit the official website for the White Mountains.