Bald Knob Cut-Off Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Bald Knob Cut-Off Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Clark Landing, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles
1154 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running





Begin at Shannon Brook Trailhead. Follow red diamonds blazed for Shannon Brook .7 miles until you see a sign for Bald Knob Cutoff. Bald Knob cut off is 1 mile and intersects the Bald Knob trail about .3 miles below the summit. The first half of the cut off is a a steady incline that is very well marked. Pay attention the trail has many small turns. Once you reach your first view of the lake it will mostly level out until the intersection with the main trail. Less than a quarter mile before the intersection there is a way point with a sign for hexagonal shaped rocks formed from volcanic activity. Behind the sign there is a small rock outcropping with these rocks. You will also see them on the ground on trail near the waypoint. These same rock formations are found at Devils Postpile in California.