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Bald Knob
Moultonborough, NH

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

Route: Shannon Brook Trail, Bald Knob Cutoff, Bald Knob Trail, (Bald Knob), Bald Knob Trail, Bald Knob Cutoff, Shannon Brook Trail

Trails were generally dry, with the exception of minor mud in the normally wet spot in the col before reaching the upper carriage road portion of the hike. Upper carriage road portion (ie Bald Knob Trail) is a little more grassy than I remember in the past. Good views from the summit, amidst the steady rumbling of Harleys.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Knob
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, June 16, 2014
Parking Elevation: 720'
Destination: Bald Knob
Time Elapsed: 00:36
Trailhead Elevation: 730'
Summit Elevation: 1,801'
Distance: 2 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,171'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:10
Hike Distance: 4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,281'

Shannon Brook Trail trailhead
Shannon Brook Trail trailhead

The Belknaps as seen from Bald Knob - Click to enlarge
The Belknaps as seen from Bald Knob

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 109 South from Route 25. Bear left onto Route 171. Shortly after the main Castle in the Clouds entrance, there will be a hiker parking lot on the right side of the road. Trailhead is directly across from it.

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