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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.
The Mt. Rowe Trail
The Mt. Rowe Trail

Route: Mt. Rowe Trail, Belknap Range Trail

Trails were mostly dry and in good shape.

Mt. Rowe Trail is a new trail, comprising some existing trails and herd paths, as well as some net new footbed. Blue blazed, it's generally pretty gradual thanks to many switchbacks. Including the short stretch of Belknap Range Trail (about 0.3 miles), it's about 2.1 miles from trailhead to summit.

Lots of ripe blueberries at the near summit view point (near the monitoring station thingy). Didn't see any wood lilies though (usually a bunch near there).

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, July 21, 2014
Parking Elevation: 745'
Destination: Mt. Rowe
Time Elapsed: 00:42
Trailhead Elevation: 745'
Summit Elevation: 1,680'
Distance: 2.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 995'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:35
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,055'

The Mt. Rowe Trail trailhead
The Mt. Rowe Trail trailhead

Looking at Lake Winnipesaukee from near the summit of Mt. Rowe - Click to enlarge
Looking at Lake Winnipesaukee from near the summit of Mt. Rowe

Topographic map 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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