Best Hiking Trails near Bath, NH

If you're ready to head out into nature and get gorgeous views of New Hampshire and Vermont's landscape, then check out our favorite hikes near Bath, NH down below.

What will I see on these hikes?

While hiking in New Hampshire, you'll have the chance to see animals like snowshoe hares, grouses, ospreys, brown bats, woodpeckers, wrens, deer, black bears, raccoons, crows and coyotes. The common fish you'll find in New Hampshire are American shad, monkfish, haddock, cunner, brook trout, Atlantic salmon, longnose dace and common sunfish.

If you're looking to fish or hunt, make sure you get your permits.

On Black Mountain, which is about a 20-minute drive away, you'll see wildflowers, red maple, yellow birch, red spruce and paper birch plants. The most common tree types across the state of New Hampshire are "white pine, northern hardwood, spruce-fir, red oak, hemlock and aspen-birch," according to the University of New Hampshire.

Why go hiking?

Hiking is great for those looking to find peace and relaxation.

According to an article published by the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, "Time in nature can lead to health benefits through contact with the natural elements, participation in physical activity, restoration of mental and emotional health and time with social contacts."

Another study published by Southern New Hampshire University found, "Hiking has been shown to demonstrate a change in a person's attitude... which creates a positive outlook for one's self, relationships and life."

What hikes should I do near Bath, NH?


Cobble Hill Trailhead
  • Length: 2.1 to 3.5 miles
  • Address: 444H+77 Landaff, New Hampshire
  • Features: Small waterfall
  • Distance from Hibbard House Inn: 15-minute drive

Sleepers Meadow
  • Length: .25 to 1 mile
  • Address: 7292 US-5, Newbury, VT 05051
  • Features: English-style barn, Historic South Newbury Post Office, Sleepers meadow tourist cabin and farm pond
  • Distance from our inn: 20-minute drive

Wrights Mountain Trailhead
  • Length: 1.6 miles
  • Address: 2832 Wrights Mountain Rd, Bradford, VT 05033
  • Features: Cabin, scenic views, Newbury Municipal Forest
  • Distance from our inn: 35-minute drive


Ammonoosuc Rail Trail
  • Length: 19.1 miles
  • Address: 528J+RR Bath, NH
  • Features: Covered bridges
  • Dog friendly: Yes
  • Horse friendly: Yes
  • Distance from our inn: 2-minute drive

Black Mountain Trail
  • Length: 4.8 miles
  • Address: 33VQ+PJ Benton, New Hampshire
  • Features: Scenic views, Black Mountain State Forest
  • Dog friendly: Yes
  • Distance from our inn: 15-minute drive

Coppermine Trail
  • Length: 2.5 miles
  • Address: 170 Coppermine Rd, Franconia, NH 03580
  • Features: Bridal Veil Falls, Coppermine Brook
  • Dog friendly: Yes
  • Distance from our inn: 30-minute drive

Devils Den Trailhead
  • Length: 3.9 miles
  • Address: 1250 Chase Hollow Rd, Bradford, VT 05033
  • Features: Ledges, caves
  • Distance away from Hibbard House Inn: 35-minute drive

Mount Gardner Lone Oak Trail
  • Length: 1.5 miles
  • Address: 15 Abbott Ave, Bath, NH 03740
  • Features: Scenic views, Ammonoosuc River
  • Dog friendly: Yes
  • Distance from our inn: 10-minute drive


Chippewa Trail
  • Length: 3.3 miles
  • Address: 3383+FJ Pike, Haverhill, NH
  • Features: North Branch Oliverian Brook, Scenic views
  • Dog friendly: Yes
  • Distance from our inn: 20-minute drive

Mount Kinsman Trail
  • 4.4 to 7.4 miles
  • Address: 1671 Easton Rd, Franconia, NH 03580
  • Features: Bald Peak, scenic views, Kinsman Ridge
  • Dog friendly: Yes


Stay at the Hibbard House Inn to have easy access to each of these trails near Bath, NH.

Make sure to bring
  • Plenty of water,
  • Sunscreen,
  • Bug spray,
  • Hat,
  • Jacket,
  • Snacks,
  • Backpack,
  • Hiking shoes,
  • Compass,
  • First-aid kit,
  • Swiss-army knife
  • And a water purifier

while heading out onto these hikes!