Sandwich Range Wilderness

Size: 35,800 acres

Trails: Approximately 57 miles of maintained hiking trails.

Description: This area is composed of 3 major ridges radiating outward from the center. It contains several dominant peaks, including the Tripyramids, Mt Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway as well as several mountain ponds. The area has long been popular with trampers and tourists looking for a variety of hikes.


  • No mechanized equipment or mechanical transport (including bicycles, carts, and wagons. Wheelchairs are allowed.).
  • Hiking and camping group size must be limited to 10 people or less.
  • Geocaching is prohibited.

Special Regulations (in addition to those listed above):

  • No Camping, wood or charcoal fires within 200' of Black Mountain Pond.

WMNF Wilderness Areas

  • Caribou-Speckled Mountain
    14, 000 acres designated by the 1990 Maine Wilderness Act.
  • Great Gulf
    Approximately 5,552 acres, designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act.
  • Pemigewasset
    45,000 acres designated by the 1984 New Hampshire Wilderness Act.
  • Presidential Range - Dry River
    29,000 acres designated by the 1975 Eastern Wilderness Act and expanded in the 1984 New Hampshire Wilderness Act.
  • Wild River
    23,700 acres designated by the 2006 New England Wilderness Act.