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Mt. Mack, Mt. Klem
Gilmanton, NH, Gilford, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Red Trail on the way to Mt. Klem
The Red Trail on the way to Mt. Klem

Route: Red/Blue Trail, Round Pond Road, Red Trail, bushwack, (Mt. Klem), bushwhack, Red Trail, (Mt. Mack), Red Trail, Round Pond Road, Red/Blue Trail

Essentially a road walk most of the way to Round Pond - dry, a little bit sandy. Loop over the peaks was also generally dry. Herd path to Mt. Klem highpoint is fairly prominent.

Very nice loop...much different feel as compared to the popular parts of the Belknaps.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, August 31, 2012
Parking Elevation: 740'
Destination: Mt. Klem
Time Elapsed: 01:36
Trailhead Elevation: 740'
Summit Elevation: 2,001'
Vertical Gain: 1,331'
Destination: Mt. Mack
Time Elapsed: 00:24
Trailhead Elevation: 2,001'
Summit Elevation: 1,945'
Vertical Gain: 216'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:07
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,587'


The Red-Blue Trail trailhead at Camp Bell
The Red-Blue Trail trailhead at Camp Bell

The Ossipees as seen from the Mt. Klem vista - Click to enlarge
The Ossipees as seen from the Mt. Klem vista

Looking up the trail between Mt. Mack and Mt. Klem
Looking up the trail between Mt. Mack and Mt. Klem

Looking southwest from near the summit of Mt. Mack - Click to enlarge
Looking southwest from near the summit of Mt. Mack

Early stages of the sunset from the Round Pond road - Click to enlarge
Early stages of the sunset from the Round Pond road

Directions to trailhead: From Route 107, take Route 140 east into Gilmanton. Take a left onto Crystal Lake Road, bearing left to stay on it (when Mountain Road goes straight). After passing Crystal Lake, the road turns into Guinea Ridge Road. Take a right next to some cabins onto Manning Lake Road (this is inaccurately labelled as Camp Leo Road and Moulton Road on some maps...the current road sign says Manning Lake Road). There is a small parking area on the left just before reaching the area with the camp buildings. The Red-Blue Trail starts at the bridge just beyond the main building, in the form of a dirt road.

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