Belknap Fire Tower (Red/Green Loop) Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Belknap Fire Tower (Red/Green Loop) Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gilford, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
728 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

Belknap Fire Tower offers a great view of the surrounding area. There is also a plane crash site just down the back side of the mountain from the fire tower. The crash is a little hard to get to, but very cool.

We parked at first parking area, walked up road, traveled up red and down white. Great hike! Beautiful views at top and on white trail.

23 days ago

Pretty nice view from the fire tower

29 days ago

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6 months ago

Nice easy family hike

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8 months ago

Check out: http://belknaprangetrails.org/belknap-range-trail-map/ for all details. So much work has been done on all the trails. They are most all in great condition and so much fun to hike. Yes, it says accessible till October, but you can walk up the auto road and hike Belknap all year, or access them via Piper or Gunstock. Snowshoe or with crampons. Fun.

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9 months ago

Really beautiful views on the hike up the green trail. Once your to the top there's a few neat things to check out but you cannot see any views unless you climb the tower! If your afraid of heights you won't want to climb the tower so it's kind of a bummer but if you can conquer your fear for heights climbing the tower IS WORTH IT!! Breath taking views!!! We took the red trail down which seemed much harder than the green trail but still a ton of fun and there's one GORGEOUS view on this trail. Great short hike to fit into a busy day :) hope you'll enjoy!!

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10 months ago

Amazingly beautiful views!

10 months ago

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Nice short hike but it was a cloudy day. About 1 hour 10 minutes up.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Fun hike with possibilities to hit other surrounding peaks. Different trails with different skill levels available

Saturday, November 07, 2015

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Great hike up the White trail and down the Blue. Approx 3mi and 2 hours. Great family hike when dry. A little rough in spots if wet Great views on the White trail. Climbed fire tower. Allot of trees at the peak better views at lookouts along the trail. Only con is allot of forrest hiking with approx 4 lookouts on the white trail on the way up. Def want the White trail for best views.