The RMC Trail System

Home to the Randolph Mountain Club is the valley bounded by the north slope of the Presidential Range and the south slope of the Crescent Range in beautiful New Hampshire. These are some of the highest peaks in the Northeast, and are at the heart of the northern half of the White Mountain National Forest.

Traveling through the heart of the White Mountain National Forest, US Route 2 bisects Randolph valley, and offers outstanding views of the rugged Presidential Range, including Mounts Madison, Adams, Jefferson and Washington-- the famed "Home of the World's Worst Weather."

Crisscrossing the Crescent and Presidential Ranges are 100 miles of trails maintained by the RMC. The RMC trail system is one of the densest and most interesting trail systems in the country, offering short walks to lovely cascades, waterfalls, ledges and viewpoints, pleasant and relaxing forest paths, as well as the challenges of the mighty Presidentials.

The RMC offers members and friends a free hiker's logbook for recording a challenging feat; hiking all 100+ miles of RMC trails. If you have completed your logbook, please send us a photo and you'll appear on The RMC 100 Wall of Fame!

Related Links

Photo Gallery: Mountain Views
Photo Gallery: Winter
3D Tour of the RMC (Google Earth)
NH Natural Heritage Bureau - Ice Gulch (.pdf)
The RMC 100 - Hiker's Logbook
The RMC 100 Wall of Fame

A List of Our Trails
# Trail Name Length (mi.) Elevation Gain (ft.)
1 Along the Brink
0.0
0
2 Amphibrach
1.9
1500
3 Bee Line
1.5
500
4 Beechwood Way
0.8
475
5 Bluffway 
0.1
0
6 Boothman Spring Cutoff 
0.6
100
7 Brookbank
0.7
375
8 Brookside
1.7
1350
9 Burnbrae Path 
0.5
230
10 Cabin-Cascades Trail
1.0
450
11 Carlton Notch Trail 
1.7
950
12 Castle Ravine Trail
2.8
2800
13 Castleview Loop
0.4
300
14 Chemin Des Dames
0.4
750
15 Church Path
0.5
60
16 Cliffway
2.1
500
17 Cook Path
2.5
900
18 Cornice
1.8
500
19 Crescent Ridge Trail
3.8
1450
20 Diagonal
1.3
240
21 Edmands Col Cutoff
0.5
100
22 Emerald Trail
0.6
825
23 E Z Way
1.0
530
24 Fallsway
0.75
400
25 Four Soldiers Path
4.1
1000
26 Glenside
0.2
75
27 Grassy Lane
0.1
50
28 Gray Knob Trail
1.7
600
29 Great Gully Trail
1.0
1700
30 Groveway
0.2
205
31 Gulfside Trail
2.2
425
32 Hincks Trail
0.7
925
33 Howker Ridge Trail
4.2
4100
34 Ice Caves Loop
0.1
50
35 Ice Gulch Path
3.4
900
36 Inlook Trail
0.7
832
37 Israel Ridge Path
3.9
3875
38 Kelton Trail
1.7
1100
39 King Ravine Trail
3.1
2600
40 Ladderback Trail
0.2
40
41 Ledge Trail
1.3
1000
42 Link, The
7.6
2850
43 Log Cabin Cutoff
0.2
10
44 Lower Bruin
0.2
250
45 Lowe's Path
4.7
4450
46 Maple Walk
0.2
100
47 Monaway
0.4
350
48 Mt. Crescent Trail
1.7
1350
49 Notchway
0.5
100
50 Owl's Head Trail
2.4
2000
51 Pasture Path
2.3
400
52 Peboamauk Loop
0.5
200
53 Perch Path
0.5
250
54 Quay, The
0.1
0
55 Randolph Path
6.1
3700
56 Sargent Path
0.8
950
57 Scar Loop
0.2
150
58 Scar Trail
1.0
900
59 Short Circuit, The
0.1
110
60 Short Line
1.9
1325
61 Spur Trail
2.0
2500
62 Starr King Trail
3.6
2600
63 Subway, The
0.1
50
64 Sylvan Way
1.7
250
65 Town Line Brook Trail
0.2
250
66 Underhill Path
1.4
725
67 Upper Bruin
0.2
250
68 Vyron D. Lowe Trail
1.6
900
69 Watson Path
1.7
2200
70 Wood Path
0.9
475
   
102.55 miles
64,407 ft. =
12.2 miles