Belknap Range Trail

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Belknap Range Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gilford, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1466 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
7 days ago

1 month ago

Nice to get away from the Mount Major crowds. Solid trail, nice breeze, great weather.

2 months ago

windy today no bugs and all the people stay at major

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10 months ago

Hiked the BRT from the Gunstock parking lot. Summited at Mt. Rowe and continued through to Belknap Mountain, where we turned around and took the Brook Trail back to the parking lot.

Trails are very well marked and maintained and clean and pristine. Only saw one other person during those three hours.

Looking forward to hiking the whole BRT soon.

11 months ago

A quiet, back way up to Mount Major. Didn't pass anyone the whole way up. Very rocky.

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Excellent hike, high level of difficulty but with a great view at the top. Very remote area, no one else on trail while we were hiking.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Hike was fantastic. If you're a hiker near Laconia you'll love this trail because it yields the same views as Mt. Major with little to no people on the trail. Only key points to highlight for this trail is you'll take a snowmobile trail for a portion as you start. There is a noticeable fork in the road, take this right up the hill, once you do trail starts to narrow. The blue trail that starts your real journey isn't very well marked. At a large bend in the trail you'll notice an opening to this trail on your right. Once at the top of the mountain you'll see a few cairins with different markings. Follow the purple, formerly red trail down the mountain to complete this loop.

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Am I missing something here? I clicked on "directions" link above and plugged it into navigation - it took me to the parking lot down a dirt road, but once a few hundred years into the trail, and passing a peculiar Finnish "exhibit" in a clearing, there was no indication of where to go from there... I literally went down three different "trail" options and finally gave up as none panned out. WTF?!

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

Very steep on one side but moderate on the other side. It is around 7 miles loop.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Awesome trail system, great for training. Possibility to hit peak to peak trails from mt. Rowe to mt. Major

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Good easy trail

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Sunday, September 06, 2015

Started at the Gunstock parking area and followed the white blazed Ridge trail to the Mt. Rowe summit, then continued on to the summit of Gunstock. Followed the yellow Brook trail then the white Saddle trail which leads to the Blue trail to the summit of Belknap. From there the white and yellow merge before the East Gilford trail (yellow) branches off and then leads to the red blazed Round Pond trail which leads back to the Gunstock parking area. Excellent 7 mile loop with outstanding views throughout the entire hike. Completed in just under 3hrs

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Great hike with amazing views. We did Mount Mack and Anna. It was 7 miles total. We parked in the Hidden Vally parking lot. We found the trail by luck. No signs to point out were to start. It was difficult about a mile in. Steep rocks and ledges. Once on the trail it is marked very well. We came down on the Anna trail. It took about 3 1/2 hours.

Monday, August 17, 2015