The trailhead to hike Twin Mountains is off US Route 3 and follows a well-defined trail through a picturesque forested area. After hiking for approximately 3.2 miles (5.1 kilometers), hikers reach the summit of Twin Mountain North, where they are rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.
From Twin Mountain North, hikers continue along the trail for about 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers) to reach the summit of Twin Mountain South. This section of the trail may involve some steeper sections, adding a moderate level of challenge to the hike. Upon reaching the summit of Twin Mountain South, hikers are treated to panoramic vistas that showcase the beauty of the White Mountains.
Many trails treat a hiker to stunning waterfalls.
Others into areas where a mis-step could mean instant death.
South of Twin Mountain, just as you are entering Crawford Notch, is the AMC Highland Center, a lodging and hiking supply store along with a casual restaurant.
The Crawford Trail is a popular hiking trail that starts just behind the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire. It is a moderate 2.5-mile round-trip hike that takes you through a beautiful forest and past several waterfalls before reaching the summit of Mount Crawford.
Other trails within 1 mile of the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire include:
Mount Willard Trail - This moderate 3.2-mile round-trip hike starts from the Crawford Depot and takes you to the summit of Mount Willard, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Crawford Notch and the surrounding mountains.
Arethusa Falls Trail - This moderate 3.6-mile round-trip hike takes you to one of the highest waterfalls in New Hampshire, the 160-foot Arethusa Falls.
Frankenstein Cliff Trail - This moderate 4.5-mile round-trip hike offers great views of the valley and surrounding mountains.
Webster Cliffs Trail - This strenuous 6-mile round-trip hike is part of the Appalachian Trail. This trail takes you to the summit of Mount Webster, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the White Mountains. This also connects into the Mount Eisenhower Trail.
Mount Eisenhower Trail - This strenuous 6.8-mile round-trip hike takes you to the summit of Mount Eisenhower, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Presidential Range.
Make sure to check the trail conditions and weather forecast before heading out on any hike.