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Bald Knob
Moultonborough, 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: Turtleback Mountain Trail, Bald Knob Trail

Trails were wet this morning after last night's rains. Lots of leaf covered puddles, generally at stagnant waterbars. Temperatures above freezing, though, so despite the wind, decent conditions for a nice sunrise.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, November 13, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,240'
Destination: Bald Knob
Time Elapsed: 00:35
Trailhead Elevation: 1,230'
Summit Elevation: 1,801'
Distance: 2.75 miles
Vertical Gain: 671'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:27
Hike Distance: 5.5 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 771'

The sunrise from Bald Knob - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from Bald Knob

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 109 South from Route 25. Bear left onto Route 171. Shortly thereafter, take a left onto Ossipee Park Road. The small hiker parking lot is located just after the gatehouse, on the right. Continue on the road on foot, then proceed to the right of the pond. The Turtleback Mountain Trail starts soon thereafter.

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