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Appalachian Trail GPS Tracks

Get the complete GPS Tracks for the AT in New Hampshire for ONLY $1.97!  This .gpx file includes waypoints for all trail shelters along the trail in New Hampshire and many of the official AT parking areas.  Use the BUY NOW button below and we'll send you the file via e-mail!  Happy Hiking!

The Appalachian Trail travels about 161 miles in New Hampshire over some of the most difficult terrain hikers will experience anywhere along the AT.  You'll find rough and steeper ground more frequent in New Hampshire as the AT travels over 17 mountains with peaks over 4000 feet including the famous 6288 foot Mount Washington.  Welcome to the White Mountains. The trail in New Hampshire may be difficult, but it is also probably the most rewarding with spectacular views.  You'll find yourself above the tree line at many spots along the trail and exposed to the elements.

Snow can fall on Mount Washington at anytime of the year, even in the summer!  The wind on exposed peaks can be brutal at times.  Remember that weather conditions can change rapidly on these open, exposed summits and each year hikers die!  Be PREPARED.  Many parking areas in White Mountains National Forest include a parking fee. Some of the tent sites also require a fee.

Many of the huts (shelters) in New Hampshire charge a fee and some even require reservations. The huts are owned by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and are really lodges. These large, enclosed lodges sleep from 36-90 people and are open from June to early September or early October, depending on the hut. Rates range from $90 to $110 depending on the day, AMC membership and the hut. These huts are listed below on the key points along the trail table. While we usually bold all shelters, the fee huts are not in bold.

Memorable places along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire include Dartmouth College, Moose Mountain, Holts Ledge, Mount Mist, Mount Moosilauke, Mount Wolf, Kinsman Mountain, Little Haystack Mountain, Mount Lincoln, Mount Lafayette, Mount Garfield, South Twin Mountain, Mount Guyot, Zeacliff, Webster Cliffs, Mount Webster, Mount Jackson, Mount Pierce, Mount Franklin, Mount Washington, Edmands Col, Mount Madison, Lowes Bald Spot, Wildcat Mountain, Carter Dome, Zeta Pass, South Carter Mountain, Middle Carter Mountain, North Carter Mountain, Mount Moriah, Mount Hayes, Cascade Mountain and Mount Success.

Use the links above to explore different sections of the AT in New Hampshire (links under construction). Look below for a detailed description of key points along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire. We recommend purchasing any of the following books for those looking for more information on hiking the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire:

 Appalachian Trail Guide to New Hampshire-Vermont

 Hikes in Northern New England (Exploring the Appalachian Trail)

 Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide

 AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains


Miles from Springer Mtn Elevation Key points along the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire
1743.2 380 feet Connecticut River, Vermont/New Hampshire State Line
1743.7 520 feet NH 10, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH 03755)
1744.4 490 feet NH 120
1745.2 1040 feet Velvet Rocks Shelter
1745.7 1200 feet Ledyard Spring
1748.2 490 feet Trescott Road
1749.6 845 feet Etna-Hanover Center Road
1752.1 1350 feet Three Mile Road
1752.3 1320 feet Mink Brook
1753.9 2290 feet Moose Mountain-south peak
1754.7 1850 feet Moose Mountain Shelter
1756.6 1100 feet South Fork, Hewes Brook
1757.9 952 feet Goose Pond Road
1759.9 1930 feet Holts Ledge
1760.4 1345 feet Trapper John Shelter
1761.3 880 feet Dartmouth Skiway, Lyme-Dorchester Road (Lyme, NH 03768)
1763.3 850 feet Lyme-Dorchester Road
1767.0 3200 feet Smarts Mountain tent site
1767.1 3230 feet Firewarden's Cabin & Fire Tower
1771.0 1450 feet South Jacob's Brook
1772.4 1980 feet Hexacuba Shelter
1774.0 2911 feet Side trail to Mount Cube (north summit)
1777.3 900 feet NH 25A (Wentworth, NH 03282)
1178.9 1480 feet Cape Moonshine Road
1779.5 1720 feet Ore Hill
1782.1 1550 feet NH 25C (Warren, NH 03279)
1784.6 2200 feet Mount Mist
1787.0 1000 feet NH 25 (Glencliff, NH 03238)
1788.1 1350 feet Jeffers Brook Shelter
1792.7 4802 feet Mount Moosilauke
1795.0 3750 feet Beaver Brook Shelter
1796.5 1870 feet NH 112, Kinsman Notch (North Woodstock, NH 03262)
1801.1 3478 feet Mount Wolf - East Peak
1804.0 2400 feet Eliza Brook Shelter
1806.5 4358 feet South Kinsman Mountain
1807.4 4293 feet North Kinsman Mountain
1808.0 3750 feet Kinsman Pond Shelter
1809.9 2760 feet Lonesome Lake Hut
1812.8 1450 feet I-93, US 3, Franconia Notch, Lafayette Place Campground (Lincoln, NH 03251)
1815.4 3870 feet Liberty Springs Tent Site
1817.5 4800 feet Little Haystack Mountain
1818.2 5089 feet Mount Lincoln
1819.2 5260 feet Mount Lafayette, Greenleaf Hut 1.1 miles via Greenleaf Trail
1822.0 3860 feet Garfield Pond
1822.7 4500 feet Mount Garfield
1823.1 3900 feet Garfield Ridge Shelter & Campsite
1825.8 3800 feet Galehead Hut
1826.6 4902 feet South Twin Mountain, North Twin Spur Trail
1828.6 4580 feet Mount Guyot, Guyot Shelter/Campsite is 0.8 miles along Bondcliff Trail
1831.6 4084 feet Zeacliff
1832.8 2630 feet Zealand Falls Hut
1837.6 2860 feet Ethan Pond Shelter & Campsite
1840.5 1277 feet US 302, Crawford Notch (Bartlett, NH 03812)
1840.6 1277 feet Saco River
1842.4 3350 feet Webster Cliffs
1843.8 3910 feet Mount Webster
1845.2 4052 feet Mount Jackson
1846.9 3800 feet Mizpah Spring Hut & Nauman Tent Site
1847.7 4312 feet Mount Pierce aka Mount Clinton
1848.6 4350 feet Spring
1849.9 4480 feet Spring
1850.5 5004 feet Mount Franklin
1851.6 5012 feet Lakes of the Clouds Hut
1853.0 6288 feet Mount Washington, Tuckerman Ravine Trail leads 2 miles to Hermit Lake Shelter
1856.5 4938 feet Edmands Col
1857.2 4313 feet Israel Ridge Path leads 0.9 miles to The Perch Shelter
1857.8 5500 feet Thunderstorm Junction
1858.7 4800 feet Madison Spring Hut (Valley Way Tent Site is 0.6 miles west)
1859.2 5366 feet Mount Madison
1861.7 2540 feet Osgood Ten Site
1862.5 2300 feet West Branch Peabody River
1864.4 2860 feet Low's Bald Spot
1866.5 2050 feet NH 16, Pinkham Notch, Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
1869.5 3990 feet Wildcat Mountain, Peak D Tower
1871.5 4422 feet Wildcat Mountain, Peak A
1872.4 3350 feet Carter Notch, Carter Notch Hut


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