Belknap Fire Tower (Red/Green Loop) Trail

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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.

hiking
12 days ago

Went up the red trail and down the green, was a nice medium-short length hike, but there are a lot of looping trails to choose from. The dirt road up to the parking lot was a bit steep and bumpy, may be difficult in smaller cars. The cabin of the fire tower was closed when I went on 8/3/17, but the view from the lower platform was great anyways.

hiking
18 days ago

A short hike from the upper carriage rd lot (which is a steep and mostly unpaved, rocky drive). I then went up the red trail and down the blue. Rather similar and mostly steep, but could easily get slippery after it's rained. It was a quick hike but definitely enjoyable and the view from the fire tower is lovely

hiking
18 days ago

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.

1 month ago

Pretty nice view from the fire tower

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7 months ago

Nice easy family hike

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9 months ago

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9 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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hiking
10 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!!

hiking
11 months ago

Amazingly beautiful views!

11 months ago

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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