Hiking Trails, White Mountains

History of hiking trails in the White Mountains, New Hampshire: The hiking trails in the White Mountains are known for being rugged and steep, but how they came to be is often overlooked. Trails that were built in the 1800s and early 1900s are still in use today; and the oldest continuously-used mountain trail in America, Crawford Path in the Presidential Range, is located in the White Mountains. With the use of photography, writing, and research, this work focuses on the history of the White Mountains trail system.


Sanders Bridge - Randolph Path, New Hampshire
Sanders Bridge, Randolph Path - Originally built in 1976, the Sanders Bridge crosses Cold Brook along the Randolph Path ...
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Franconia Ridge - White Mountains, New Hampshire USA
Trailside History, White Mountains - The history of the trail system in the New Hampshire White Mountains is amazing; ...
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Memorial Bridge - Randolph, New Hampshire
Memorial Bridge, Randolph - Built in 1923-1924, Memorial Bridge crosses Cold Brook along “The Link” trail in Randolph, New ...
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Lincoln Woods Trail, New Hampshire
Lincoln Woods Trail, White Mountains - There isn’t a grand story about how the Lincoln Woods Trail came to ...
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Great Gulf Wilderness - Mount Washington, New Hampshire
Six Husbands Trail, Presidential Range - When it comes to rugged mountain trails in the New Hampshire White Mountains, ...
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Camel Trail - Mount Washington New Hampshire
Random Trail History, White Mountains - Think about these White Mountains history facts for a minute. Crawford Path ...
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Downes - Oliverian Brook Ski Trail - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Interesting Finds, White Mountains - My documentary work of historic sites takes me to many areas of the White ...
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Pemigewasset Wilderness - White Mountains, New Hampshire
Trails of the Pemigewasset Wilderness - At 45,000-acres, the Pemigewasset Wilderness is one of six designated wilderness areas in ...
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Cannon Mountain during the winter from Greenleaf Trail near the summit of Mount Lafayette in the White Mountains, New Hampshire USA. Greenleaf Hut is in the foreground
Greenleaf Trail, Mount Lafayette - Greenleaf Trail is located in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ...
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Crawford Path - Mt Washington, New Hampshire
Crawford Path, White Mountains - Crawford Path, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is the oldest continuously-used ...
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Davis Path, White Mountains
Davis Path, White Mountains - Davis Path, built in 1845 by Nathaniel Davis, son-in-law of Abel and Hannah ...
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Boott Spur Trail, White Mountains
Boott Spur Trail, White Mountains - Boott Spur Trail begins off the Tuckerman Ravine Trail and ends at Davis ...
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Black Brook Footbridge - Pemigewasset Wilderness
An Evolving Landscape, White Mountains - It amazes me how much the landscape of the White Mountains changes over ...
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Mittensill-Cannon Trail - Cannon Mountain
Mittersill-Cannon Trail, Cannon Mountain - In 2012, Senate Bill 217 was introduced to the New Hampshire legislature. The main ...
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Shoal Pond - Pemigewasset Wilderness, New Hampshire
Shoal Pond, Pemigewasset Wilderness - Shoal Pond is a secluded 5-acre pond in the Pemigewasset Wilderness in the New ...
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• ScenicNH Photography is in the business of photography. We create awareness for historic preservation and environmental conservation.

• This work focuses on hiking trails in the White Mountains. Its not complete, and is a work in progress.

• As you explore the hiking trails in New Hampshire, keep in mind the removal of historic artifacts from federal lands is a violation of federal law.

• While ScenicNH Photography takes great measures to verify all historical information, we do not warrant the accuracy of the information.

• See more of our ongoing history work at the projects page.