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The Best Hiking Trails Near Ossipee, NH

Ossipee is just 15 minutes away from Westward Shores and offers a variety of hiking trails for all levels of expertise. Whether you're staying at our Camp-Resort for a week or weekend, or just passing through Ossipee, we recommend checking out one of the many hiking trails this city has to offer. Keep reading for beginner, advanced, and expert hiking trails near Ossipee to find one that's perfect for you!

 White Lake State Park

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White Lake State Park Loop Trail: Beginner - 2 Miles

Located just 6 minutes from Westward Shores, this highly rated park is a great destination if you’re looking for a beginner hike on your way to more challenging hiking trails in Ossipee, NH. With beautiful scenery like a lake, boardwalks, and forests, White Lake State Park Loop Trail offers the chance to see unique New Hampshire wildlife, flowers, and so much more! Enjoy this peaceful trail during your next vacation to our Camp-Resort.

 Cotton Valley Trail

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Cotton Valley Rail-Trail: Beginner - 12 Miles

This easy trail near Wolfeboro, NH is only 35 minutes away from our Camp-Resort. Cotton Valley Rail-Trail is more lengthy, boasting an average completion time of 3 hours and 45 minutes. If you’re feeling more daring, reviewers also recommend this trail not just for hiking, but also for mountain biking. Or, if you’re winter camping here at Westward Shores, then you can bring skis for some cross-country skiing! 

 Turtleback Mountain

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Turtleback Mountain and Brook Walk Trail: Advanced - 1.8 Miles

This shorter hike is well worth the challenge! You’ll have the chance to explore the beautiful New Hampshire landscape, with a number of roaring waterfalls along the Turtleback Mountain and Brook Walk Trail. This hike offers lookout points so that hikers can soak in all the best views. This trail is located within the Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area, which is located just 25 minutes away from Ossipee, NH.

 Copple Crown Mountain

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Copple Crown Mountain: Advanced - 4.8 Miles

Experience beautiful views of the mountainous New Hampshire landscape while on this moderately strenuous hike! Located just 45 minutes from Ossipee, Copple Crown Mountain is a great New Hampshire hiking destination for the whole family. With an elevation gain of 1,053 feet, you are sure to experience new, breathtaking views, upon every step. 

 Mount Major

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Mount Major: Advanced - 2.8 Miles

With a beautiful destination of Mount Major State Forest, this moderately challenge route will allow any hiker to bask in the beauty of Mount Major. Once you get to the turn around point, you should also see a great view of the beautiful Alton Bay, making this a great destination for Ossipee, NH hiking. With a short 45 minute drive south, this would be a great option for your day of hiking near Ossipee, NH.

 Mount Roberts

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Mount Roberts Trail: Advanced - 5.2 Miles

Looking for more of a challenge? Mount Roberts Trail is located within Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area, making it another great option for hiking near Ossipee, NH. Often utilized for runners and even snowshoers, hikers are more likely to see other people while on this trail. Plus, dogs are also welcome on this trail and can be off-leash in some areas of the hike! Load up your furry friends and drive the short 25 minutes to this beautiful hiking destination.

 Mount Shannon

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Mount Shannon Trail: Advanced - 3 Miles

For a quieter, but still challenging destination, drive a little less than an hour to Griswold Scout Reservation and hike the Mount Shannon Trail. Reviewers say that this is a great destination for birding, running, and is also a great location for some solitude! Bonus: the trail is open year-round and dogs are welcome if they are leashed! 

 Bayle Mountain

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Bayle Mountain: Advanced - 2.4 Miles

This mountainous trail is a great option for those looking for hiking trails in Ossipee, NH. Located just 20 minutes from Westward Shores, Bayle Mountain offers a chance to experience the breathtaking New Hampshire landscape without going too far. This hike takes roughly 1 hour and 35 minutes, so it’s a great location for the whole family to enjoy!

 Straighback and Mount Major

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Straightback and Mount Major Loop: Advanced - 7.3 Miles

This 7.3-mile loop takes an average of 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete, making Straightback and Mount Major Loop a popular trail for hiking near Ossipee, NH. This iconic landmark offers a chance for hikers to experience several mountain locations with views of beautiful New Hampshire lakes all around. 

 Big Ball Mountain

Big Ball Mountain Trail: Expert - 3.8 Miles

If you are looking for a challenge, Big Ball Mountain Trail is the perfect place for you to stretch out your legs and experience the beauty that surrounds Ossipee, NH. Located just 30 minutes from Westward Shores, this hiking destination is a great place to soak in all of the beautiful views of New Hampshire. 


What are you waiting for?! It's time to explore one, multiple, or all of these hiking trails near Ossipee, NH to top off your family getaway. Don't forget to bring sunscreen, plenty of water, and snacks!