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“Well worth the hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mount Major

Mount Major
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Alton Bay
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Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
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“Well worth the hike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

I must admit the 4 mile hike up the mountain is very rocky and steep in places. The pay off at the top is well worth it! The panoramic view of Lake Winnipesaukee is breathtaking and spectacular. My advice would be to wear loose fitting clothing that won't bind your legs as you'll be doing some real stretching scaling the rocks and ledges. Also make sure you have proper footwear, ideally shoes with good traction and ankle support. We hiked up the blue trail ( main trail ) and hiked down the orange trail. We made the mistake of thinking the orange would be less steep. I don't know if the trails are maintained at all but it seems like they have been overtaken by rock slides so they have become quite treacherous. Just be aware that the orange trail back down was extremely steep and rocky.

Visited August 2013
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