Belknap Mountain

MODERATE 7 reviews

Belknap Mountain is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gilford, New Hampshire that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1466 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

lake

views

rocky

scramble

hiking
21 days ago

The parking area is very small and at the end of a bumpy dirt road. Overall a good hike with varying elevations. Has some of the best views on the way up compared to Belknap’s other trails but also very steep in places. Definitely would not recommend this trail in the winter/early spring or after it’s been raining as it gets very slippery. Definitely want to do this one again in the summer.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty good hike, if you have a dog don't go down the blue trail from the top just double back on the yellow. Way to steep and rocky. Had to carry my 100lb doberman down a few spots which was very sketchy.

hiking
7 months ago

Worth a hike. Steep in some areas.
But the view is worth it.
Yellow trail clearly marked all the way up.
Very quiet didn't see anyone on trail only at the fire tower

8 months ago

Started at the Wood Road parking lot, about six parking spaces. Headed to the fire tower via the yellow blaze Trail. From the fire tower, down the blue trail to gunstock. confusing maps so be sure about your plans before hiking. Third week in August and an abundance of blueberries along the way, some BlackBerries too! Many different landscapes, moderate hiking, great view. We will go back and take some of the other trail options. Something for everyone! Our total trip was 5 1/2 miles, about four hours including a lunch stop and a few rest breaks.

hiking
9 months ago

Trail head on Woods rd. small parking lot, Start on round pond trail (red) .6mi. to round pond-piper link. for about a mile .Then you pick up Boulder Trail this is your rock scramble not a killer but fun. Go to top check out the fire tower. Comeback down same trail for about .3 mi. turn left onto East Gilford trail (yellow ) , takes you back to parking lot.

8 months ago

hiking
Monday, February 27, 2017