What is Trail to Summit?

Trailtosummit.com was originally created by Allison Driscoll in 2011 to share her journey on her first round of the NH 4000 Footer List. Since then it has grown more than she could have imagined! This site essentially serves the same purpose as it always has: to provide information and inspiration for fellow hikers. As you make your way through the site, you’ll find hiking guides and resources for some of the most popular hiking lists in New England, trip reports, recipes, gear reviews, interviews, and so much more!

One of the biggest transformations is the collaboration of some truly inspiring female hikers with a focus on New England hiking and backpacking. You’ll find stories about mental and physical challenges, how-to’s, and many articles you’ll learn from and be empowered by. There are also special hikes and trip featured outside New England for those experiencing wanderlust including an extensive resource for thru hiking California’s John Muir Trail. This is an ever growing community and one we are excited for you to take part in!

 We are dedicated to helping hikers of all abilities. If you are new to the trails, we have some basics for you to dive into. We have information for winter hikers, advanced hikers ready for a new challenge like bushwhacking, those who go solo, with a dog, or with children- basically, if you’re looking to experience hiking in New England, you’re in the right place!  

Trail to Summit is a safe space for all hikers, especially women who find a lack of resources dedicated to and featuring them. If there’s anything that you can’t find on this site,  let us know and we will make it happen! We love reader input and strive to inspire you to get on a trail and head for the summit!

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Curious about what else we do? Take a look at where else Allison’s work has been featured in our “in the media” guide. You can also book Allison for a speaking engagement here!

What have others said about Trail to Summit? Read all about it through our reader feedback and speaking testimonials!


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  1. Debra says:

    Any thoughts suggestions for easy/moderate 4500 ft…say garfield mt with 7 year old. ???

  2. Hi there! My name is Rachel Sutton, and I represent The Edgewater in Seattle. We’re working on putting together some unique wellness programming at the hotel, and I wanted to reach out as I read about your urban hikes around Seattle that you embarked on not long ago. I would love to partner with you on maybe offering an urban hike around Seattle by way of the hotel. It’d be awesome to receive your list of 650 stairways , or if we could partner with you somehow to help us promote a challenge course for multiple lengths of stay, etc. Please let me know if this is something you do, or may be interested in. Happy to talk in further detail over the phone if that works: 323-717-9903. Thanks so much and hope to hear from you soon.

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