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Mt. Garfield
Bethlehem, NH, Franconia, NH

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

Route: Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, (Mt. Garfield), Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield

Brisk after work sunset hike.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Garfield
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,540'
Destination: Mt. Garfield
Time Elapsed: 01:41
Trailhead Elevation: 1,535'
Summit Elevation: 4,500'
Distance: 5 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,055'
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:29
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,150'


The Garfield Trail trailhead
The Garfield Trail trailhead

Looking at the Bonds and Owl's Head from Mt. Garfield - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Bonds and Owl's Head from Mt. Garfield

The sunset on Mt. Garfield - Click to enlarge
The sunset on Mt. Garfield

Topographic map of Mt. Garfield - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 3 South from US 302. Due to bridges being out on the west end of Gale River Road, take a left onto Gale River Road at the Five Corners junction. Bear left at the first fork, then take a right at the second fork, passing the Gale River Trail parking area. A few minutes later, the Garfield Trail WMNF fee hiker parking area is on the left, just before the Garfield Trail trailhead.

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