Shaw Mountain Trail to Bald Knob Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Shaw Mountain Trail to Bald Knob Trail is a 13.3 mile loop trail located near Tuftonboro, New Hampshire that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,487 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

forest

river

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12 days ago

First part of the trail to go up Bald Knob is no longer in use. You can see on the app map that there is no dash. Our original plan was to do a longer loop using the Italian trail and go up the back side of Bald Knob. Luckily I scouted the trail first because I had a hunch due to the trail not being marked of maps. Could barely tell at the brook there had once been a bridge. Seems to have washed out long ago. Crossed anyway and followed the unmarked trail. Took several wrong turns down what were presumably other old trails. Forest floor dense with debris making footing difficult gauge and adding time to travel. I’m sure it’s doable for experienced hikers, but I do not recommend attempting. We would have had to back track several miles late in the day if we hadn’t gone to check the trail first. If you go up the Italian trail you can get a nice hike in and reach two separate peaks.

2 months ago

This is not a trail any longer as far as the 13.5 mile loop. Update this please. What a let down. Drove 2.5 hours to hike this

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Did this today, very peaceful . Trails are great well marked, a lot of Moose sign in the area's up on top.

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1 month ago

8 months ago

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Friday, July 21, 2017