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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Belknap Mountain
Gilford, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
A recently rebuilt stretch of the Red Trail
A recently rebuilt stretch of the Red Trail

Route: Blue Trail, Red Trail, (Belknap Mountain), Red Trail, Blue Trail

Rebuilt portion of the Red Trail was mostly dry, however the upper elevations had some minor mud and wet ledge.

Still some late fall foliage colors, but majority of leaves are down at this elevation. Lots of foliage still visible on Mt. Rowe, however.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,670'
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Trailhead Elevation: 1,710'
Summit Elevation: 2,382'
Vertical Gain: 677'
Hike Vertical Gain: 722'

The Blue Trail trailhead
The Blue Trail trailhead

The sunset as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower

Directions to trailhead: From Route 11A East (from Route 3), take a right on Hoyt Road. Continue down this road as it becomes Belknap Mountain Road. Eventually, take a left onto the Carriage Road. In season, one can drive up the road (gate locked at 6 PM) and park in the upper parking lot. The Red Trail trailhead is located beyond the garage near the parking lot.

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