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New Hampshire Hiking Trails to Tackle this Fall

New Hampshire Hiking TrailsAre you looking for a way to enjoy summer turning into fall? There is no better way to experience the changing of seasons then wandering through the great outdoors. With so many New Hampshire hiking trails to choose from, you are sure to find one that suits your skill level. When you come to stay with us at the Inn on Golden Pond, you will have access to the best trails in the area. Enjoy the vibrant, lush colors of fall on one of our favorite New Hampshire hiking trails!



Kris Ebbeson Photo Journeys

Ready for an adventure? Take a tour with Kris Ebbeson and walk up the magnificent Blue Job Mountain on a “Funset”/ Full Moon Hike! Make unforgettable memoires while watching the sunset, eating a gourmet picnic dinner, and enjoying the beautiful full moon rise high above the skyline! The easy 1-mile hike up the mountain is the perfect distance for a fun excursion. From the summit of the Blue Job Mountain, you can see more than 50% of the state of New Hampshire!

The tour is offered from August to mid October. Reservations are required for all trips and space is limited. To find out more about this awesome hike and book you spot, click here!


Squam Range Traverse

This 13.1-mile hike is full of magnificent views and soaring summits. Explorers trek over Mt. Squam, East Doublehead, Mt. Percival, Mt. Morgan, Mt. Webster, Mt. Livermore, and Cotton Mtn. This point-to-point hike runs across seven peeks of the Squam Range in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. With ample opportunities for breath taking views and climbing on open ledges, hikers should be in descent shape to tackle this New Hampshire trail. The hike starts on Bearcamp River Trail and heads west towards Mead Base Camp then merges onto Sandwich Notch Road. Then continues on till Crawford-Ridgepole trail, which will take you to the summit of Mount Percival. The scenery along the trail is stunning and worth the energy! You will continue on the path and make your way to Morgan’s summit, Mount Webster’s summit, and Mount Livermore’s summit and then descend until Crawford-Ridgepole Trail ends. Take time to plan out this excellent hike for this fall!


Red Hill Trail

2,030 feet tall, this moderate hike is perfect for a lovely view of the area. Located new our Inn, guests can easily enjoy this hike while staying with us. The hike is 3 ½ miles and takes about 2 ½ hours to hike. Once hikers reach the summit, they enjoy a panoramic view making the Red Hill hike totally worth the effort!


Eagle Cliff Trail

Eagle Cliff Trail climbs 1,270 feet and is an easy hike near Squam Lake! This fun trail is great for an afternoon stroll. The hike is 1-mile in distance and offers a beautiful view of Squam Lake.


Mount Percival Trail

Just north of Squam Lake, Mount Percival Trail is a moderate hike and is 5-miles in distance. Climb 2,220 feet and delight in the wooded summits with ledge views overlooking the beautiful Squam Lake. The hike loops over Mt. Percival and Mount Morgan!


West Rattlesnake Mountain Trail

Hike up the side of West Rattlesnake Mountain and experience a view like never before! The 4-mile trek takes about 3 hours and rises 1,243 feet. The wooded summit offers a spectacular ledge view of Squam Lake. Make time for this unforgettable climb!



When planning which of these New Hampshire hiking trails to explore, don’t forget to reserve your stay at the Inn On Golden Pond. Our Squam Lake bed and breakfast is the perfect destination for guests looking for a relaxing retreat without sacrificing modern amenities. Our classily decorated country style guest rooms feature sitting areas, private baths, flat screen televisions and complimentary WiFi. Plus, you’ll begin each morning of your stay with a delicious homemade breakfast, so you will be ready to hit all of the New Hampshire hiking trails. We can’t wait to see you soon!



Photo courtesy Rich Moffitt.