* 60 loop hikes throughout New Hampshire and Maine, from easy half-day trails to extended journeys, many with options to shorten or lengthen the hike
* Hikes accessible from the most common vacation destinations, including Bar Harbor and Freeport in Maine, and Conway, Lincoln, and the Lakes Region in New Hampshire
* Guidebook includes "Trail Finder" chart of hikes by features, difficulty, and more
Best Loop Hikes New Hampshire's White Mountains to the Maine Coast is hiking with a welcome twist: no tandem driving, no dropping off a car at the end of the trail --and no turning around to hike the same trail back. Jeff Romano hiked more than 450 miles to select the best loop trails in northern New England -- from the rolling hills of southern New Hampshire and towering summits of the White Mountains to the large lakes and abundant wildlife of the Northern Forest and rocky coastline of Maine.
Useful features of this guidebook include elevation profiles and charts listing hikes by special interest and best times to go. Information is also included on wildlife, geology, and history.
Regions covered include Acadia National Park, Camden Hills, Baxter State Park, the Maine Coast, Moosehead Lake, the Presidential Range, Mount Washington Valley, Franconia Notch, the Lakes Region, and the Monadnock/Sunapee area.
About the Author
JEFF ROMANO has been hiking for more than thirty years and is a lifelong New England resident. In addition to scaling New England's one hundred highest peaks, he has hiked extensively throughout the wild places of all six states. He works in public policy for Main Coast Heritage Trust.
Table of Contents
|Hike Summary Table||9|
|Hikes by Interest||12|
|Southern New Hampshire||41|
|1||Pisgah State Park||41|
|4||North Pawtuckaway Mountain||51|
|12||Flume and Liberty||78|
|16||Mount Chocorua and the Three Sisters||90|
|17||North Moat Mountain||93|
|18||Green Hills Preserve||96|
|20||Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliff||102|
|32||Goose Eye Mountain||139|
|36||Little Moose Mountain||150|
|40||Trout Brook Mountain||162|
|41||South Branch Mountain||165|
|42||Brothers and Coe||168|
|45||Wolfe's Neck Woods||178|
|48||Mount Megunticook and Maiden Cliff||186|
|52||Dorr and Cadillac Mountains||199|
|55||Beech Mountain and Cliff||208|
|Additional Hike Options||226|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author has completed every hike in this book and it shows. The trail descriptions are detailed and accurate. I like that all pertinent information is provided for each hike. He includes directions to the trailhead, distance of the hike, elevation gain and profile, difficulty level, and recommended direction to do each loop. Sometimes there are suggestions for shortening or lengthening the journey in a particular area. We have also enjoyed his descriptions of the sights and sounds to look and listen for along the way, along with the historical notes. And each hike has been a good one!
This is one of the best hiking books out right now. It is detailed and complete, with accurate maps and up to date trail information. It is obvious that the author actually hiked these trails and I really appreciate the historical information available, as well as wildlife references. This is an awesome book for birdwatchers, as well. The variety of hikes range from easy to strenuous ones, and there is a great range here. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes the ourdoors, regardless of ability, because there is something in here for everyone.