White Mountain hiking is an experience you can't miss, especially when you couple your stay with a day or two at a Campton bed and breakfast. Campton, New Hampshire in Grafton County sits at the foot of the majestic White Mountains. With the White Mountain National Forest off to the northeast, this area boasts some of the best hiking you're gonna get. The White Mountains, one of the most rugged mountain ranges in all of New England, stretch through New Hampshire and into Maine a bit. Stay at a Campton inn to be close to all the hiking action, and BBOnline can help. Check out our recommendations for some excellent options when planning your outdoor trip. Whether you're into short hikes or long, multiple-day hikes, there are trails for you.
Welch Mountain/Dickey Mountain Loop Trail
The Welch and Dickey Mountains in Campton aren't the highest peaks in the area, but they provide a great opportunity for exposed hikes and views. Most hikers tackle Welch on the way up and Dickey on the way down. You'll love this trail if you're into lots of open spaces, rocks and panoramic views. It's also a great trail for dogs, especially the bigger ones.
The Moats Trail
North Conway, NH
Not too far away in North Conway is the Moats Trail, at a little more than nine miles long. These three Moats peaks comprise a ridge that parallels the Saco River. It's not too wooded, and the elevation is pretty good if you like a bit of a workout. The North Moat, at a bit more than 3,200 feet, is the tallest of the three.
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls, a cascade situated between Cannon Mountain and The Cannon Balls, boasts one of the most scenic waterfalls in the state. Following Coppermine Brook, you'll get some pretty great views of the waterfall, which was named due to its resemblance to a long bride's veil.
Carter Dome Mount Hight Loop
Measuring more than 10 miles, the Carter Dome Mount Hight Loop in Gorham is a long hike, but well worth it for its spectacular views of the mountains and lakes. This fun White Mountain hiking area is also more secluded with less crowds, and is an ideal spot to take your older kids or dog.
This is a pretty popular hike, simply because it's a good size mountain and it's close to North Conway, a tourist area. Its summit is quite rewarding, complete with open granite. It's a challenge, but if you're up for it, go for it.
While not all trails are located in Campton, there are plenty of hiking trails to choose from near your Campton inn. BBOnline can make your hiking trip a reality with its helpful lodging information. You'll have to drive a bit to hit some of these White Mountain hiking trails, but the drives are also worth the time, especially in fall at peak leaf changing season. Be sure to bring your camera, some sturdy hiking boots and plenty of refreshments.