New Hampshire's Terrifying 25

. Table Mountain Dixville Notch

The Terrifying 25 is a list of hiking trails in the New Hampshire White Mountains that are notable for the challenges they present. None of these routes require ropes or other equipment, some require a lot of stamina, but only few require nerves of steel when they traverse a particularly precarious section. To complete the challenge you must complete the full length of twenty listed trails, and five further trails from the elective list.

Our map shows the location of trails on the list and we also list them below. Where a trail is located near a trailhead we've linked you to downloadable route maps. Sometimes a trail starts half way up the mountain, then we describe only the length and elevation of the trail and you can connect to it as you wish. All mileages and elevation gains shown include return legs unless stated otherwise. Ensure you have a thorough understanding of a trail before attempting, particularly as many of these trails have sections that are much more dangerous when tackled in the wrong direction.

20 Required Peaks

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Baldface Circle Trail
• 10 mi 3450 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
Caps Ridge Mount Jefferson
Caps Ridge Trail
• 5 mi 2670 ft: Trailspotting
• Official page: Link
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Carter Ledge Trail
• 7 mi 2710 ft inc Middle Sister: AllTrails
• 9 mi 3270 ft inc Mt Chocorua: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Castle Trail
• 9 mi 4180 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Chemin Des Dames
• 0.3 mi 670 ft one way. Additional hiking
• Official page: Link
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Flume Slide
• 9 mi 3620 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Great Gulf Trail
• 6.6 mi 4560 ft one way. Additional hiking.
• 13.5 mi 4720 ft Wamsutta loop: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Great Gully Trail
• 0.8 mi 1680 ft one way. Additional hiking.
• Official page: Link
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Huntington Ravine Trail
• 1.9 mi 2690 ft one way. Additional hiking
• 8 mi 4265 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Ice Gulch Path
• 2.9 mi 900 ft one way. Additional hiking
• 6 mi 1210 ft loop: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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King Ravine Trail
• 2.4 mi 2630 ft one way. Additional hiking
• Official page: Link
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Madison Gulf Trail
• 4 mi 2700 ft one way. Additional hiking
• Official page: Link
Three ladders and a short talus cave on Mount Morgan
Mt Morgan Ladder Route
• 5 mi 1550 ft: Trailspotting
• Official page: Link
Admiring the views of Squam Lakes from Mount Percival
Mt Percival Boulder Cave
• 5 mi 1550 ft: Trailspotting
• Official page: Link
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North Slide (North Tripyramid)
• 1 mi 1660 ft one way. Additional hiking
• Official page: Link
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Six Husbands Trail
• 1.9 mi 2490 ft one way. Additional hiking
• Official page: Link
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South Slide (South Tripyramid)
• 0.3 mi 740 ft one way. Additional hiking
• Official page: Link
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Sphinx Trail
• 0.9 mi 1340 ft one way. Additional hiking
• Official page: Link
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Subway (King Ravine)
• 0.1 mi one way. Additional hiking
• Official page: Link
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Table Rock
• 1.7 mi 960 ft: Trailspotting
• Official page: Link
Elective Peaks (Pick five)

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Air Line Trail
• 8 mi 4430 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Algonquin Trail
• 8 mi 2690 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Beaver Brook Trail
• 8 mi 3190 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Blueberry Ledge Trail
• 3 mi 2760 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Brook Trail
• 8 mi 2530 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Castle Ravine Trail
• 2.4 mi 2760 ft one way. Additional hiking
• Official page: Link
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Desolation Trail
• 1.7 mi 2420 ft one way. Additional hiking.
• Official page: Link
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Devil's Hopyard
• 2 mi 180 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Goodrich Rock Trail
• 4 mi 740 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Hi-Cannon Trail
• 4.5 mi 2350 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Osseo Trail
• 11 mi 3200 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Percy Peaks Trail
• 4 mi 2150 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Wildcat Ridge Trail
• 8 mi 4280 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link
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Willey Range Trail
• 11 mi 5450 ft: AllTrails
• Official page: Link

 WARNING  Hiking in these locations and on these trails demand serious preparation due to upredictable weather, challenging terrain, isolated routes and lack of connectivity. Temperatures can drop suddenly and storms are common. Before tackling any of these trails please inform yourselves of the dangers, precautions and how to equip yourself. Be ready to turn back at the first signs of a problem - there's always another day, so long as you stay safe.

Tangents:
• Trailspotting: All Terrifying 25 trail reviews
• Trail Links: NE Waterfalls' T25 Descriptions

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