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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 Red Trail
Looking up the Red Trail

Route: Carriage Road, Red Trail, (Belknap Mountain), Green Trail, Carriage Road

Carriage Road was decently packed by snowmobile traffic. Barebootable, but also good snowshoeing (no bare spots).

Red Trail had seen little recent use (perhaps one set of snowshoe tracks before the most recent storm). Probably about 2 feet of snowpack with some drifting up high. Snowpack supporting snowshoes decently. Snowshoes a must for this trail at the moment.

Green Trail was packed by snowmobiles and could probably be barebooted at the moment (there is some ice that's typical for that trail that isn't too far below the snowpack, so traction may be needed before long), but was ideal with snowshoes.

Some stiff wind gusts on the fire tower this evening!


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,030'
Time to Trailhead: 00:23
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:33
Trailhead Elevation: 1,710'
Summit Elevation: 2,382'
Vertical Gain: 677'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:34
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,412'


The Blue Trail trailhead
The Blue Trail trailhead

Looking toward Mt. Major from the Belknap Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
Looking toward Mt. Major from the Belknap Mountain fire tower

The sunset as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower

Directions to trailhead: From Route 11A East (from Route 3), take a right on Hoyt Road. Continue down this road as it becomes Belknap Mountain Road. Eventually, take a left onto the Carriage Road. In winter, the bulk of the Carriage Road is closed, but there is often room for a few vehicles to park near the gate.

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