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This major new trail was constructed over a six-year period by AMC and other members of the Grafton Loop Trail Coalition, including the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Maine Conservation Corps, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, several timber management companies, Sunday River Ski Resort, and other private landowners. The group's goal was to develop multi-day hiking opportunities that offer alternatives to heavily used sections of the Appalachian Trail. This unique public-private partnership was the first major AMC new trail construction project in the White Mountains since the Centennial Trail was opened in 1976.  The entire 39-mile trail is now open to the public.

Overview of the Grafton Loop Trail Project
Learn how the trail's construction came about and what's coming next.

Directions to trailheads
Find driving and parking information.

Map of the Grafton Loop Trail
See and print a PDF map that shows the trail and land contours.

Description of Western Half of Grafton Loop Trail
Opened June 2007

Hiking Distances
Get trail distances from two different starting points and brief details of a stretch of trail.