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Boulder Loop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.5 mile 2.5 kilometer point to point
70% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,111' 339 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 1,770' 539 m
Low: 659' 201 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)

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Trail shared by Ian Umphrey

A thoroughfare to the summit of Mt. Major.

Ian Umphrey

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the back, left-hand corner of the parking lot, get onto Boulder Loop Trail which is also a snowmobile trail at the beginning and is signed as "Trail E" at the parking lot. The trail will almost immediately cross two wooden bridges and then turn right where a woods road continues straight.

Boulder Loop Trail climbs easily at first then gets steeper as it winds amongst ledges and boulders. After a final steep pitch, you'll reach semi-open ledges with views and much easier inclines. After a total of 1.6 miles on Boulder Loop Trail, you'll reach the summit of Mount Major.

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#182

in New Hampshire

#7,770

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Photos

View from the summit.
Jul 11, 2019 near Gilford, NH
View before the summit.  Wild fresh blueberries along the trail.
Aug 23, 2016 near Gilford, NH
View of Lake Winnipesaukee at the summit of Mt. Major.
Apr 23, 2015 near Gilford, NH
View from Mount Major
Aug 13, 2015 near Gilford, NH
Panorama of Alton Bay, NH
Aug 13, 2015 near Gilford, NH
Hiking to the summit of Mount Major in New Hampshire
Aug 31, 2019 near Gilford, NH

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