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Bald Knob
Moultonborough, NH, Tuftonboro, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Bald Knob Trail
Looking up the Bald Knob Trail

Route: Bald Knob Trail

Getting out of work a little bit late, I decided to stay somewhat local and do a shorter hike. Wanting lake views, I originally considered Red Hill, but soon turned onto 171 and headed to the Bald Knob Trail.

Other than the traditionally wet lowpoint of the trail, the Bald Knob Trail was fairly dry. Though there were a few blowdowns, I was able to clean up a few. Hiking in new shoes, I felt like I was walking like Herman Munster.

The views from the top were tremendous - the Lake Winnipesaukee had a great blue glow. After spending awhile enjoying the scenery, I headed down.

Another nice Bald Knob hike.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Knob
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Parking Elevation: 710'
Destination: Bald Knob
Time Elapsed: 00:35
Trailhead Elevation: 710'
Summit Elevation: 1,801'
Distance: 1.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,116'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:33
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,141'


Bald Knob Trail trailhead
Bald Knob Trail trailhead

A colorful Gentian on the side of the Bald Knob Trail
A colorful Gentian on the side of the Bald Knob Trail

Looking southwest at Belknap Mountain and Gunstock Mountain from Bald Knob. - Click to enlarge
Looking southwest at Belknap Mountain and Gunstock Mountain from Bald Knob.

Topographic map of Bald Knob


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 109 South from Route 25. Bear left onto Route 171. Shortly after the main Castle in the Clouds entrance, you will arrive at the Moultonboro/Tuftonboro border. The trailhead is next to the Welcome to Moultonboro sign.

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