Pine Mountain Trail (via Gorham downtown)

pine mountain trail sign gorham nh

Pine Mountain Trail (via Gorham downtown)

This is the longer Pine Mountain Trail option and can be accessed right from Downtown Gorham. There is a parking area is at the far end of Promenade Street (note that the road turns to dirt and is not plowed in winter) near a large gravel pit. Alternatively, and preferably, you can park on Railroad Street and walk up Church Street to access the trail. From Gorham to the Pine Mountain summit is just under 3 miles and moderately challenging. Please keep in mind that the latter part of the hike is on the property of a private camp. The Horton Center (owned and operated by the NH Conference of the United Church of Christ) kindly welcomes hikers to walk the trails on their property, but requests they steer clear of the campus while camp is in session. In the off-season, hikers are welcome to scramble up Chapel Rock and enjoy the stunning views (and the large cross at the top), unless the sign is up across bottom of the stairs at the beginning of the Chapel Rock trail.

Location & Parking

Gorham, NH 03581
Parking Details
Preferred option is to park on Railroad Street (Town of Gorham day use parking, free). From there, follow Church Street to the end, bear right behind cemetery and follow the gravel road down to the Pine Mountain trailhead (sandpit).

Managing Organization

Managing Organization
U.S. Forest Service - White Mountain National Forest


Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
Pet Friendly