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Here are our Top 10 picks for Loop Trips, sorted by region.

TitleLength(miles)RegionViewsReliable WaterLoopElevation ChangeDifficultyTrip ReportTrip Time (days)Notes:
Mountain Pond 2.7 Carter - Evans Yes Yes Yes 50 Easy No Dayhike Map 5:G11-12 A short but pretty hike with almost no elevation change, good for people who like fishing. Uses the Mountain Pond Loop Trail.
The Baldfaces 9.7 Carter - Evans Yes No Yes 3600 Difficult No Dayhike Map 5 G:12 Some seriously beautiful ridges along this loop, the baldfaces provide rare ridge walking for over 4 miles. Strenuous at first, the Baldface Circle Trail is a great day of hiking.
Welch & Dickey Mountains 4.0 Crawford - Sandwich Yes Yes Yes 1800 Easy No Dayhike According to the WMG, this hike has excellent southerly views and the southern-most stand of Jack Pine in NH. A worthy hike for little effort.
Hedgehog Mountain 4.8 Crawford - Sandwich Yes No Yes 1450 Easy No Dayhike Map 3 J:8 An easy hike with some great views towards Mt. Passaconaway. At 4.8 miles, this hike can be done in a half day, or a leisurely full day. Begins off the Kancamagus Hwy on the Downes Brook Trail and moves quickly to the UNH Trail.
Mt. Chocorua Loop 8.7 Crawford - Sandwich Yes Yes Yes 3375 Moderate Yes Dayhike Map 3:J9 Our version of a popular hike, this one was tough. Using the Champney Brook Trail, the Bee Line, and the Bolles Trail, there is lots to see and you even get to hike UP at the end! The Pitcher and Champney falls are worth seeing, even if you have to do it with a million other people.
Whiteface-Passaconaway Loop 10.0 Crawford - Sandwich Yes Yes Yes 4690 Difficult No Multi-day A strenuous, but beautiful hike, the Whiteface Passaconaway loop is a must-hike trip. We list it as multi-day. simply because it's a great area to camp in. You could do it in one day.
Hale - Zealand Loop 7.8 Franconia - Pemigewasset Yes Yes Yes 1770 Moderate No Dayhike Map 2 G:6-7 A moderate dayhike or an easy overnighter, this loop requires a bit of walking on the Zealand Rd., but not much. This hike is a nice way to catch some beautiful views and nab an occluded 4,000 footer. The Zealand Hut is an excellent choice to stay/rest. Although there is no trip report for this hike specifically, the Zealand and Hale trip reports will give a good idea of what to expect. Check http://hike-nh.com/trips for more info.
Hale - Zealand Loop (Overnight) 7.8 Franconia - Pemigewasset Yes Yes Yes 1770 Easy No Multi-day Map 2 G:6-7 A moderate dayhike or an easy overnighter, this loop requires a bit of walking on the Zealand Rd., but not much. This hike is a nice way to catch some beautiful views and nab an occluded 4,000 footer. The Zealand Hut is an excellent choice to stay/rest. Although there is no trip report for this hike specifically, the Zealand and Hale trip reports will give a good idea of what to expect. Check http://hike-nh.com/trips for more info.
Mt. Flume & Mt. Liberty 8.5 Franconia - Pemigewasset Yes Yes Yes 4181 Difficult Yes Dayhike Map 2 H:4-5 Whitehouse Trail, Liberty Spring Trail, Flume Slide Trail,Osseo Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail. We did this trip during some serious summer heat, but it's the scrambling that makes this one tough. However, amazing views and rugged terrain make this a winner. Check out the trip report!
Galehead & Mt. Garfield 15.3 Franconia - Pemigewasset Yes Yes Yes 3850 Difficult Yes Dayhike Map 2 G:5-6 A mother of a hike for one day. So-so views from Galehead, which has an occluded summit) and spectacular views from Garfield in every direction. Check out the Garfield Ridge Campsite. Uses the Gale River Loop Road to finish the loop.

 

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