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Bald Knob Trail

MODERATE 61 reviews

Bald Knob Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Melvin Village, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,154 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The trail beyond the Bald Knob viewpoint has been closed for restoration.

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13 days ago

Nice trail, well traveled. Great views of the White Mountains including Mt. Washington.

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rocky
17 days ago

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20 days ago

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2 months ago

The Bald Knob cutoff trail is much nicer than this one. This trail is extremely steep which I did note from the map but wanted to test it out anyway. There is one nice view point before the actual viewpoint at the summit. In addition this trail is not marked as well as it should be. You can get an even nicer hike from the Bald Knob cutoff trail. It’s longer but not as steep and you get the same view because it also leads you to the summit of Bald Knob.

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rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful views, pretty streams near the trail, but TERRIBLE bugs. Do NOT go in late May— if you do, bring copious amounts of bug spray. I will definitely hike again, just later in the season.

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rocky
3 months ago

9 months ago

Great hike. Basically a straight line up from the trailhead. Great views up top. Trail markers can be hard to find at times.

10 months ago

The trail after the Bald Knob viewpoint has been closed for restoration.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Love this hike- but this online map is wrong. The part labeled “bald knob viewpoint” is actually the top.... and the part labeled “Bald knob” is actually a different mountain called Turtleback.

Monday, July 02, 2018

It's short but steep. Beautiful view up top :)

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

good moderate hike with some difficult to see trail markings. gets kinda steep more than half way in. views from the top awesome. good pics along the rocks at the summit.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Views at the top are worth the mostly straight up the hill trail. Cascading creek makes for a nice backdrop along side the trail. Awesome views of the lakes region. The top has a small picnic bench but the best seats are in the rocks. Wild berries in summer and fall.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

A short but rigorous hike; pretty steep most of the way up. The trail isn’t well marked but the views are gorgeous. Once you hit the viewpoint with the Bald Knob sign you can turn around (there’s nothing past there closer to the actual summit) and it only takes about a mile to get to that point. I will probably hike this again but will do so via the Bald Knob cutoff trail that’s at the actual trail parking lot.

Monday, November 27, 2017

nice hike, one of my favorites. great viewsa

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Beautiful views at the top. Trail near the top not marked well and required a scramble up steep granite. Steep hike overall and rocky and challenging for newbies like myself, but doable.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

fun hike. nice view at the top, we then went to the top of turtleback from bald knob, explored different trails on the way down. would recomend to give it a go.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Been hiking this one since I was a kid. Wonderful views of the Lake.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nice quick hike. Great view.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Did this trail on the way up to Mt. Shaw. Very small view.

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