Galehead Mountain via Gale River Trail

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White Mountain National Forest

Galehead Mountain via Gale River Trail is a 10.2 mile out and back trail located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length10.2 miElevation gain2519 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Located on the Gale River Road (FR 92) off of Rte. 3 in Twin Mountain. Gale River Road is unplowed in winter.

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Bette Phimister
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Gentle, mellow, softish but semi-packed snow made for a pleasant hike

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Alexandru Sabau
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Bill Anker
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trail was smooth, with many roots, and generally great,, except for the multiple stream crossings via ice covered rocks.we had to turn back before the steep parts.

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claudette deschenes
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George Elkhoury
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ATTN: LOST PHONE!! Found on western side (closer to 93) side of gale river loop road. DM on Insta: Traegertargaryen 12/5/2020 445 start 1345 finish. Gale river loop road is closed that added some miles to each end of the hike. 15.5 total. It began snowing at 7, not much accumulated. Spikes we needed between the hut and the summit. Great hike.

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Dave Fortin
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Connor Boyle
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Stacey D
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Hiking

Great hike, no views at the top of Galehead. The veiws are from the hut and are great. Needed microspikes and there was snow at the top.

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Sonnet Agran St Pierre
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Galehead to Garfield, nice sunny day, little mud but not bad. Gradual up to Galehead then a little up and down between the two and gradual descent down Garfield. Little longer than we expected but overall great hike and views on top of Garfield

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Justin Moffatt
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David Ross
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Ashley Brown
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Bruce Borofsky
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Beth Schmidt
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It was rainy and foggy day. Muddy, lots of roots and several areas of water to cross.The first couple of miles are low key as we progressed became more rocky and steeper. Despite all that we had a nice day. There is no view at the summit. We ate lunch on the porch of the hut. We came upon about 30 other hikers during our hike. I'm a slow hiker took me 8 hours .

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Randy Knight
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Andrew Azorian
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Steven Desrochers
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keith bartlett
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Harrison Haas
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Wicked fackin wet

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Stephanie Cawley
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Martin Brooks
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Little Icey at the top where it would be muddy usually. That’s North Twin with snow.

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Trevor Hatch
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Relatively easy hike for a 4K. Trail was enjoyable the majority of the way. The Hut has some views and the summit has a very small outlook. Good beginner 4K but not the best views

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Max Baxter
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decent views and great fall foliage, pretty gradual ascent most of the way

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Judy Payne
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Wonderful. River beautiful as well as creeks. First 3 miles gentle then 1.5 to 2 much steeper but never scary. So many rock steps! No view at top but there’s an overlook and nice view from closed hut’s porch.

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J VE
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Very pleasant hike in the woods. The summit was the most underwhelming one yet but I loved the hike itself. Very pleasant for the first few miles then somewhat vertical. Not sure why it says "dogs must be on leash" - this is a great trail for dogs to roam free. No leash restrictions that I saw anywhere.

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Janet Steinert
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My favorite trail! A moderate walk through the hardwoods with the Gale River on one side for most of the hike. A nice stop with views of the Twins then a climb on amazing rock steps. Lots of water found by my pup along the way. Finally, a great view from the hut and the outlook near the summit. I’m 69 yo and am resisting hikes with lots of rock hopping. For me, this was very doable with no scary parts.

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Kristina Beadle
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Sayali V
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This is a moderate hike. Initial 2miles are flat and the comes the steady climb to the gale hut with waterfall crossing in between. Galehead hut has good views but not the actual summit point.

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Alexander Desilets
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Thomas Raras
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