Hiking and Nature Walks
Take a Trek
There are several recommended trails for hiking and nature walks all around Sunday River's eight peaks! Choose from a wide variety of easy, moderate, and difficult hiking trails. Tie your journey into a Scenic Chairlift Ride during our Summer Hours of Operation or simply head out on the mountain any day and find your next Happy Place.
The greater Bethel region is also home to many hikes, ranging from shorter half-day options to multi-day backpacking routes.
Located in Grafton Notch State Park, Table Rock is a 2.4-mile roundtrip hike with stunning views of Old Speck Mountain, the Eyebrow, and Grafton Notch at the top, and a nice flat surface for a picnic. You'll start on the white-blazed Appalachian Trail before coming to a fork for the blue or orange trails leading to Table Rock. If you're hiking with dogs or small children, take the blue trail; the orange trail features caves and rock faces to climb. Feeling more adventurous? Continue on to Baldpate Mountain.
In Albany, you'll find Long Mountain Trail, a 4.4-mile roundtrip hike featuring marshy lowlands, the Hidden Falls of Mill Brook, and views of Western Maine and the Presidential Range in New Hampshire. The beginning of the hike is fairly mild, but at mile 1.5, the trail will begin to get steeper as you ascend the west face of the ledges of Long Mountain.
East Royce Trail
The East Royce Trail is located in Evans Notch, which is part of the White Mountain National Forest. Short and steep, this trail provides incredible mountain views just 1.1 miles in. The entire network is about 5.7 miles long, and includes the Laughing Lion Trail and the Royce Connector, but you can retrace your steps from the Royce Ledges for a 2.2-mile round-trip hike with a rewarding summit.
If you don't want to leave the resort, we have plenty of trails available for all levels of hikers.
Sunday River Hiking Trails
|Maine Road||A||2.7 miles||Easy||Follows ski trails and work roads along the base of three peaks.|
|Lollapalooza||B||1.2 miles||Difficult||Follows the Lollapalooza ski trail to the summit of Jordan Bowl.|
|Sensation||C||0.3 miles||Easy||Connects from the Peak Lodge on the Backside and Polaris ski trails.|
|Evergreen Ridge Trail||D||0.3 miles||Easy||Double track walking path in a shady evergreen forest starting slopeside of the Grand Summit Hotel.|
|Summit Traverse||E||2.0 miles||Moderate||Follows Three Mile Trail to additional ski trails and single tracks across three peaks.|
|Roadrunner||F||1.4 miles||Moderate||Follows work roads on ski trails between the Grand Summit Hotel and South Ridge.|
|South Ridge Loop||G||0.4 miles||Easy||Follows a work road under the Chondola, then returns via Maine Road or ski trails.|
|Kids' Adventure Trail||H||0.4 miles||Moderate||Winds through the woods along the Dream Maker ski trail and passes by Eddy the Yeti's house. Best accessed via Backside.|
|Summit Hotel Loop||I||0.6 miles||Easy||A loop trail following a path through the woods uphill from the Grand Summit Hotel.|
|White Cap Summit||J||0.9 miles||Difficult||A steep trail through the forest, uphill from the Grand Summit Hotel.|
|Western Traverse||K||2.2 miles||Moderate||Multiple scenic stops along a traverse of four peaks.|
|Oz Summit||L||0.3 miles||Moderate||Access the top of Oz for a scenic view.|
|Spruce Cliffs||M||0.5 miles||Difficult||Travel across Spruce Peak to the Summit Traverse.|