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Mt. Klem, Mt. Mack
Gilford, NH

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

Route: Fire Road, Round Pond Trail, Round Pond-Piper Link, Red Trail, Red-Orange Trail, Orange Trail

Trails were generally dry with some leaf obscured minor mud and puddles. Some wet ledges that could ice up overnight, but probably not significant enough to warrant light traction in the morning.

With the exception of a short portion of rebuilt logging road near the start of the Fire Road, this is a nice, scenic 6.5 mile loop that's generally pretty nice to trail run. Still some nice late fall foliage colors as well.

Decent sunset from Mack. Annoyed a beaver near the shore of Round Pond while descending in the dark. Also heard either a coyote or bear above the Round Pond Trail-Fire Road junction while descending.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, October 30, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,100'
Destination: Mt. Klem
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100'
Summit Elevation: 2,001'
Time Elapsed: 00:46
Vertical Gain: 1,061'
Destination: Mt. Mack
Trailhead Elevation: 2,001'
Summit Elevation: 1,945'
Time Elapsed: 00:20
Vertical Gain: 216'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:04
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,427'


The East Gilford-Fire Road trailhead at the end of Wood Road
The East Gilford-Fire Road trailhead at the end of Wood Road

Looking at the Ossipees from near the Mt. Klem summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Ossipees from near the Mt. Klem summit

The trail between the peaks
The trail between the peaks

The sunset from Mt. Mack - Click to enlarge
The sunset from Mt. Mack

Topographic map of Mt. Klem, Mt. Mack


Directions to trailhead: From Route 11A East past Gunstock, then take a right onto Bickford Road, then take a left onto Wood Road, soon bearing left to go uphill around the last house. The Fire Road-East Gilford Trail trailhead will be at the back of the 5 car parking lot at the end of the road.

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