Mt. Belknap via East Gilford Trail (Yellow)
ElevationAscent: 1,285' 392 m
Descent: -1,285' -392 m
High: 2,378' 725 m
Low: 1,108' 338 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 51% (27°)
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“An out-and-back trail with spectacular views across the Belknap Mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee.”— Jennifer Robson
Several other Belknap Range trails intersect along the way, making it easy to connect and create a longer route. After a fairly steep rocky stair-step portion, the trail crosses a few sections of ledge from which, on a clear day, spectacular views can be had across Lake Winnepesaukee and beyond. Beware—these ledges are slippery when wet!
Beyond the ledges, the trail transition to the Warden's Trail (Green) and continues at a gentle incline to the fire tower at the summit. This can be climbed to get an even better 360-degree view of the area, including Squam Lake and Mt. Washington (it's the one with all the clouds on an otherwise clear day!).
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