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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.
The Green Trail
The Green Trail

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

Carriage Road had about 6-12" of snowmobile packed frozen granular. Smooth sailing on snowshoes, but could also be barebooted until temperatures increase. A few very small bare spots that will grow as the sun hits.

Green Trail was also hardpack from snowmobiles with a few short stretches of blue ice. Exposed ice patches will likely increase as snow melts. Trail could have been barebooted this morning, but snowshoes provided wanted traction. Snowpack is probably on average about 2 feet in the woods in this vicinity.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,030'
Time to Trailhead: 00:23
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 1,710'
Summit Elevation: 2,382'
Vertical Gain: 677'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:17
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,412'


The Green Trail trailhead
The Green Trail trailhead

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

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