NH §1: ME-NH State Line to Androscoggin Valley (US-2)

New Hampshire §1 spans 16.5 miles. Parking is available for seven mileposts.

Note: The AT in §1 coincides with Mahoosuc Trail and Centennial Trail. See ATC guidebook or map for locations.

Mp 1.3/15.2: via Success Trail

Locate: {44.48380, -71.07219}

Orient: Success Pond Road branches east from Hutchins Street in Berlin 0.8 mi south of the 12th Street Bridge over the Androscoggin River. From Hutchins Street: follow Success Pond Road for 5.4 mi to right (east) onto a spur road; continue on spur (keeping right) for 0.3 mi to trailhead. Success Pond Road is a gravel logging road; it may be rough in places and closed in winter.

Park: Park in clearing on south side of road adjacent to trailhead or possibly in larger clearing 0.2 mi farther along spur.

Connect: Follow blue-blazed Success Trail for 2.4 mi to AT {44.47832, -71.03962} For AT northbound, turn left. For AT southbound, turn right.

Note: [1] It's not clear if the trailhead is 0.3 mi from the turn onto the spur or perhaps in the large clearing 0.5 mi from the turn. [2] The trail length of 3.0 mi given in the ATC guidebook apparently includes additional distance between the trailhead above and Success Pond Road, more or less.

Mp 4.7/11.8: via Austin Brook Trail

Locate: {44.41242, -71.06820}

Orient: The trailhead for Austin Brook Trail is on North Road in Shelburne 3.2 mi northeast of US-2; see Mp 16.5/0.0, below. Look for white fence with turnstile on north side of road. The parking area is on the south side of the road adjacent to the northwest end of the bridge over Austin Mill Brook (look for guardrails).

Park: Room for a few cars in pull-off on south side of road, opposite trailhead; unsigned.

Connect: Follow blue-blazed Austin Brook Trail for 3.5 mi (possibly 3.7 mi) to AT {44.45333, -71.07003}. For AT northbound, turn right. For AT southbound, continue ahead.

Note: Austin Brook Trail apparently follows a mash-up of footpaths and logging roads. OpenStreetMap does not show the whole extent of this trail.

Mp 6.9/9.6: via Peabody Brook Trail

Locate: {44.41312, -71.10493}

Orient: The trailhead for Peabody Brook Trail is on North Road in Shelburne 1.3 mi northeast of US-2; see Mp 16.5/0.0, below.

Park: Looks like room for 2–3 cars along shoulder on south side of road, opposite trailhead on north side of road.

Connect: Follow Peabody Brook Trail for 3.1 mi to AT {44.4442, -71.0936}. For AT northbound, turn right. For AT southbound, turn left.

Note: Looks like this trail can be be wet and slippery.

Mp 12.6/3.9: via Mahoosuc Trail

Locate: {44.40082, -71.18882}

Orient: The trailhead for Mahoosuc Trail is on Hogan Road in Gorham 5.1 mi northwest of US-2 in Shelburne; see Mp 16.5/0.0, below. From US-2: follow North Road for 0.5 mi to left (west) onto Hogan Road; continue on Hogan Road for 4.6 mi to trailhead on right (east) side of road.

Park: Looks like roadside parking for 4–6 cars across from the the Gorham Hydro Station, 0.1 mi south of trailhead.

Connect: Follow blue-blazed Mahoosuc Trail for 2.8 mi to AT {44.4178, -71.1575}. For AT northbound, turn left. For AT southbound, turn right.

Note: Hogan Road appears to be a rough road, and its suitability for low-clearance cars is not clear. It is closed in winter.

Mp 15.7/0.8: Hogan Road

Locate: {44.40463, -71.11937}

Orient: The AT coincides with gravel Hogan Road for 0.3 mi west of North Road, at the east end of Hogan Road. North Road branches north from US-2 in Shelburne 3.6 mi east of NH-16 [Glen Road] in Gorham. From US-2: follow North Road for 0.5 mi to left (west) onto Hogan Road; continue on Hogan Road for 0.2 mi, 0.1 mi shy of the footpath-roadway junction.

Park: Room for for 2–3 cars in pull-off on south side of road.

Connect: For AT northbound, follow roadway left (west) for 0.1 to right (north) onto footpath. For AT southbound, follow roadway right (east) for 0.2 mi to right (south) onto North Road.

Mp 16.0/0.5: North Road at Hogan Road

Locate: {44.40661, -71.11689}

Orient: The southernmost 0.5 mi of §1 coincides with North Road; see Mp 16.5/0.0, below. From US-2: follow North Road for 0.5 mi to Hogan Road, branching left (southwest) from North Road.

Park: Room for for 3–4 cars in pull-off on west side of North Road.

Mp 16.5/0.0: US-2

Locate: {44.40108, -71.10936}

Orient: In Shelburne, §1 and §2 meet at the intersection of US-2 and North Road, 3.6 mi east of NH-16 [Glen Road] in Gorham. Parking is available 0.2 mi east in the trailhead lot for Rattle River Trail, on the south side of US-2.

Park: Room for a dozen or so cars in trailhead lot. Alternative parking is available at the Rattle River Lodge and Hostel, at the intersection of US-2 and North Road; small fee.

Connect: For AT northbound, follow US-2 west for 0.2 mi, then turn right onto North Road. For AT southbound, follow footpath from back of lot into woods.