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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Belknap Mountain
Gilford, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
A recently rebuilt stretch of the Red Trail
A recently rebuilt stretch of the Red Trail

Route: Blue Trail, Red Trail, (Belknap Mountain), Red Trail, Blue Trail

Trails were mostly dry with thick leaves in places and some slippery ledge. Descended the East Gilford Trail a bit to catch the sunrise (without the communications tower obstructing).

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,670'
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Trailhead Elevation: 1,710'
Summit Elevation: 2,382'
Vertical Gain: 677'
Hike Vertical Gain: 722'

The sunrise from the Belknap Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
The sunrise 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 season, one can drive up the road (gate locked at 6 PM) and park in the upper parking lot. The Red Trail trailhead is located beyond the garage near the parking lot.

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