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Granite State hiking locales abound

New Hampshire has a number of hiking opportunities.

New Hampshire has a number of hiking opportunities.

Hikers who have to relocate may be prioritizing some great terrain to traverse in the area. If you are thinking of bringing your moving boxes to New England, then you may be in luck. The region has plenty of places where you can have enjoyable hikes through much of the year. However, one state that may be a bit unique in its options is New Hampshire. There are many different areas where you can put your hiking boots to good use, and the Granite State may end up being one of your favorites.

Lincoln-Lafayette Loop, Lincoln
If you are one that likes to hike on difficult terrain, then you may want to head up to Lincoln. Located off of Interstate 93, this spot can really be great when seeking a trying time. According to Boston University, this trail is nearly 9 miles long, and rises close to 4,000 feet. When here, you can see the large forest from all sides. There is also a spot called Greenleaf Hut where you can break for water and the bathroom.

Basin-Cascades Trail, White Mountain National Forest
Heading further north will bring you into a spot in the White Mountain National Forest that may be better for those who plan on a short hike. It is slightly more than 3.5 miles long, according to Gorp.com. This location, named the Basin-Cascades Trail, has a habit of being slightly difficult, as it has some rocks that are difficult to get around. This area is still very quiet and it has some great natural beauty that includes Rocky Glen Falls and a sizable variety of tree types.

Northern Presidential Traverse, Gorham
One of the most famous treks in the state - and possibly in all of New England - is the Northern Presidential Traverse. Located in Gorham, this is the trail that brings you to the top of Mount Washington. According to Boston University, this is a difficult hike, as it is the tallest peak in the region, and climbing it can be discouraged during bad weather. The significant heights of this spot can make for an invigorating achievement, but it also may require you to pack some extra clothing. The mountain has a habit of getting significantly colder as you travel up its side.

Mount Jefferson, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
While Mount Washington is the tallest mountain in New England, Mount Jefferson is the third-tallest. Located in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, this spot has a trail that spans 6.5 miles, according to Gorp.com. Close to half of the trail is at a height where you are above the trees, which may make you quite happy. This can give some stunning and scenic views of the New Hampshire wilderness. However, with all of these tall mountains, it may be a good idea to keep an eye on the elements, as weather can change during the day.

Zealand Falls, Twin Mountain
Another spot that could be fun, and is much less trying compared to the other options on the list, is Zealand Falls. This is located at Twin Mountain, and according to Boston University, this may be a good spot to bring the kids. The trail is slightly longer than 5.5 miles, but it only rises 650 feet. It has quite a variety of plant life throughout the trail, and it is also the home of a spot belonging to the Appalachian Mountain Club. Additionally, This area can be hiked back the same way you went in the first place.