Ice Gulch Path / Town Forest
The Ice Gulch Town Forest has a number of excellent hiking trails ranging from family-friendly to down-right challenging. All trails are managed and maintained by the Randolph Mountain Club (LINK), a dedicated local organization who has cared for the trail system for over 100 years.
If scrambling over scree fields and leaping from rock to slippery rock is your kind of hiking, then the Ice Gulch Path is for you. As its name aptly describes, the Ice Gulch is mysterious, beautiful, somewhat daunting, and during many times of the year, downright chilly. As one of the most unusual ecological areas in the White Mountains, the Ice Gulch is its own microclimate, creating environmental circumstances where plants usually only found on mountaintops above 3,000 feet can be observed. The beginning of the hike crosses through private property generously allow by the property owners, so please hike with kindness.