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Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain
Bethlehem, NH, Franconia, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Gale River Trail reroute
The Gale River Trail reroute

Route: Beaver Brook XC Ski Trail, connector trail, Gale River Road, Gale River Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, Frost Trail, (Galehead Mountain), Frost Trail, Twinway, (South Twin), Twinway, Garfield Ridge Trail, Gale River Trail, Gale River Road, connector trail, Beaver Brook XC Ski Trail

Minimal snow in the lower elevations. Generally bootable all the way to South Twin. No views or blue sky until the walk out.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Galehead Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: South Twin Mountain
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, December 26, 2011
Time to Trailhead: 00:25
Parking Elevation: 1,420'
Destination: Galehead Mountain
Time Elapsed: 02:50
Trailhead Elevation: 1,610'
Summit Elevation: 4,024'
Vertical Gain: 2,759'
Destination: South Twin Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:06
Trailhead Elevation: 4,024'
Summit Elevation: 4,902'
Vertical Gain: 1,187'
Hike Time Elapsed: 7:25
Hike Vertical Gain: 4,596'


The Gale River Trail trailhead
The Gale River Trail trailhead

Galehead inside a cloud - Click to enlarge
Galehead inside a cloud

Looking up the Twinway
Looking up the Twinway

South Twin inside a cloud - Click to enlarge
South Twin inside a cloud

Topographic map of Galehead Mountain, South Twin Mountain - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 3 South from US 302. In the winter, take a left into the Beaver Brook WMNF fee parking area, just before the five corners. Follow the Beaver Brook cross country ski trail counterclockwise. A short path will lead from the cross country ski trail to an open field and to Gale River Road (go left onto it). Take a right shortly thereafter onto the loop road. The Gale River Trail trailhead will be on the left .3 miles thereafter.

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