Presidential Range - Dry River Wilderness

Size: 29,000 acres

Trails: Approximately 43 miles of maintained hiking trails

Description: This wilderness area features mountain peaks, large expanses above treeline, geologic formations and unique biological communities. The vegetation is a mix of fragile alpine and sub alpine plant communities and mixed hardwood and softwood forests.

Regulations:

  • 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 feet of any trail, except at designated sites.


WMNF Wilderness Areas

  • Sandwich Range
    35,800 acres: 25,000 designated by the 1984 New Hampshire Wilderness Act and 10,800 designated by the 2006 New England Wilderness Act.
  • Pemigewasset
    45,000 acres designated by the 1984 New Hampshire Wilderness Act.
  • Great Gulf
    Approximately 5,552 acres, designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act.
  • Wild River
    23,700 acres designated by the 2006 New England Wilderness Act.
  • Caribou-Speckled Mountain
    Approximately 5,552 acres, designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act.


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