Recreation

The White Mountain National Forest provides recreation activities for everyone. Visit one of our recreation links to start planning your trip. For accessible recreation opportunities view one of the guides below. For more detailed information, feel free to contact us.

Accessible Recreation Opportunities

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Recreation Map

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Greeley Pond Trailhead (Kancamagus Hwy) Open to Visitor This trail is now open. Please be aware that some trails have been relocated and renamed. Prepare for your visit by viewing the new trail layout.
Lincoln Woods Trailhead Open to Visitor Eastside Trail at Lincoln Woods closed during construction.
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Lower Falls Recreation Site Closed to Visitor This site is closed for renovations.  This closure includes the parking lot, trail, and area surrounding the falls.  This order is closed per Forest Order 2014-01.  The area closed is clearly shown on the associated closure map (Exhibit A).
Rocky Branch Trail Open to Visitor The trail is not accessible at the the end of Rocky Branch -Jericho Road, while road reconstruction is taking place and heavy equipment is on site.  This area is signed closed and enforced with Forest Order 2014-03 - the area is clearly identified on the map (Exhibit A).  The trail will remain closed between Rocky Branch Shelter #1 to Rocky Branch Shelter #2 due to heavy damage from Tropical Storm Irene. The gate at Jericho road will remain closed while reconstruction is taking place.  
Rumney Rocks Day Use Area Open to Visitor Connector trail construction will continue, but all blasting and major construction is complete. The area is now open to visitors.
Sabbaday Falls Observation Site Closed to Visitor The stairs to Sabbaday Falls has been closed and will re-open Spring 2015. Ice builds up on the stairs leading to the falls, making this a dangerous situation for visitors. Hikers can still view the falls from the bottom as well as hike the entire length of Sabbaday Brook Trail.
Smarts Mountain Shelter    The fire tower is closed until necessary repairs can be made.