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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: Gale River Road, Garfield Trail, Garfield Ridge Trail, (Mt. Garfield), Garfield Ridge Trail, Garfield Trail, Gale River Road

Sunny, but chilly at the summit.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, February 26, 2012
Time to Trailhead: 00:22
Parking Elevation: 1,320'
Destination: Mt. Garfield
Time Elapsed: 02:41
Trailhead Elevation: 1,535'
Summit Elevation: 4,500'
Distance: 5 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,055'
Hike Time Elapsed: 06:09
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,462'

The Garfield Trail trailhead
The Garfield Trail trailhead

Looking up the Garfield Ridge Trail
Looking up the Garfield Ridge Trail

Guyot and the Bonds as seen from Mt. Garfield - Click to enlarge
Guyot and the Bonds as seen from Mt. Garfield

Directions to trailhead: Take US 3 South from US 302. In winter 2011-12, one could park in a lot at the end of Gale River Road (West). The Garfield Trail is 1.2 miles up Gale River Road, on the right shortly after the forth bridge.

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