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Mount Major State Forest, Alton Bay
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  • Our entire family (from 61 years old grandfather to 5 year old kid) hiked Mount Major twice earlier this year. We hiked the mountain in May and again in October. It is 1.5 miles one way on the blue tr...  more »
  • Went today to Mt. Major & I'm home resting; writing this! Haha. We went as a group of two families with 3 children ages 6 & two 9 yr olds. We went up the orange line & began going down the yellow line...  more »
  • Being seniors and also under a time constraint, we were not able to make it to the top of Mount Major so we did not take in the view of Lake Winnipesaukee from the summit. The trail is very difficult ...  more »
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  • We've hiked this trail for the second year running, with our kids (10 and 7 year old). We loved this trail. It is well sign posted and well traveled, with many other hikers in the area. The way to the top is at a sharp incline and the end requires some climbing on all fours. The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking and is worth the effort.
  • You can stretch this relatively short hike into a longer workout by taking the Beaver Pond Trail up and Brook Trail down. If you're just getting into hiking this is a good warmup for Monadnock and the 4kers of New Hampshire. The views of Lake Winnipesaukee from the summit are beautiful. There is a decent parking lot at the bottom. On a popular day, the parking lot spills onto the sides of route 11.
  • Love the hike and view. Good starter mountain for kids about 6 and older
  • Fantastic view from the summit of the lake. Just under an hour hike on the blue trail and not too bad for a beginner.
  • Lovely place for a hike. Great views of the lake from top and lot of blueberries if you happen to be here in july/aug