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Mt. Rowe
Gilford, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Nearing the White Trail to Mt. Rowe
Nearing the White Trail to Mt. Rowe

Route: Green Trail, Blue Trail, Yellow Trail, herd path, White Trail, (Mt. Rowe), White Trail, herd path, Yellow Trail, Blue Trail, Green Trail

For the second hike of the afternoon, we headed over to Mt. Rowe. Navigating the maze of trails from the school, we eventually made it to the White Trail and then to the summit of Mt. Rowe. From either side of the summit (just past the tower, or just prior to the summit), we had excellent views.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Parking Elevation: 745'
Destination: Mt. Rowe
Time Elapsed: 00:38
Trailhead Elevation: 745'
Summit Elevation: 1,680'
Vertical Gain: 995'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:41
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,055'

The Green Trail trailhead
The Green Trail trailhead

Bellwort along the Blue Trail
Bellwort along the Blue Trail

The eastern Belknap Range as seen from near the summit of Mt. Rowe - Click to enlarge
The eastern Belknap Range as seen from near the summit of Mt. Rowe

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 11A East from Laconia. Take a right onto Belknap Mountain Road. Take a left into the Gilford Elementary School parking lot. The trailhead is located in the back, southeast corner of the parking lot.

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