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Belknap Mountain
Gilford, NH

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

Route: Fire Road, Round Pond Trail, Round Pond-Piper Link, Boulder Trail, East Gilford Trail, (Belknap Mountain), East Gilford Trail

Trails were generally dry but concealed in leaves. Occasional wet ledge, but not a big issue today. Boulder Trail and East Gilford Trail would not be recommended in wet or icy conditions.

Very scenic loop. First time seeing Round Pond from the north shore, as well as ascending the Boulder Trail to Belknap. Also neat to see a snow covered Mt. Washington in the distance with golden foliage remaining in the foreground.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, October 20, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,100'
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100'
Summit Elevation: 2,382'
Time Elapsed: 01:09
Vertical Gain: 1,582'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:54
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,622'


The East Gilford-Fire Road trailhead at the end of Wood Road
The East Gilford-Fire Road trailhead at the end of Wood Road

Round Pond
Round Pond

Looking southeast from the Boulder Trail
Looking southeast from the Boulder Trail

Mt. Washington as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
Mt. Washington as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower

Topographic map of Belknap Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Route 11A East past Gunstock, then take a right onto Bickford Road, then take a left onto Wood Road, soon bearing left to go uphill around the last house. The Fire Road-East Gilford Trail trailhead will be at the back of the 5 car parking lot at the end of the road.

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