Glen Boulder Trail

HARD 26 reviews

Glen Boulder Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gorham, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,182 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
1 month ago

This is a really beautiful hike but not great for dogs. At the Alpine zone, you need to lift your dog up on a rock shelf. My dog refused to move and couldn't go any further. It is a difficult but fun hike for people with some rock scrambling. Not great for dogs.

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2 months ago

Did this trail today without doing any research before. Basically incline the whole way up. The top was amazing. A little slippery since it was raining earlier this morning. Toward the top it’s basically rock climbing, really cool hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Did this last week. One of the toughest climbs I've done in the Whites yet. Mostly it's just a steep, relentless walk up a bunch of rocks, with lots of exposure (so, pretty much the same as any of the trails on the eastern slopes of the Presidential Range). Once you get back into the section of trees after the exposed section where Glen Boulder is, it becomes a much easier trail. There are two spots just below the actual Glen Boulder itself that I thought were very difficult and scary where you have to pull yourself up onto/over rocks, where it would be possible to have a bad fall, and the footing isn't great. Over 3.2 miles, you start at around 2000 feet and go up to over 5100 feet, and maybe a half-mile of the trail, almost to the end as you push towards the Davis Path, is either gentle or flat.

3 months ago

Hard NOT Moderate I would describe this trail. It's an outdoor stair climb and you need some upper body strength to pull yourself up onto the open area at the top. Intense especially if you are afraid of heights.

11 months ago

Nice hike. Varied inclines. After about 45-60 minutes in there is a nice stream on the south side of the trail. The entrance to the alpine zone is like entering a Frank Lloyd Wright house, you are in a very covered, narrow trail then you climb a small rock crop to wide open views. Very beautiful and your first view of Glen Boulder. Well worth the time. Just over 2 hours without stopping to the boulder in nice weather.

hiking
Friday, August 18, 2017

Steep climbs on rocks. Very fun but hard for most visitors. The end is very worth it.

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

First half of the trail is fairly steep, rocky and wet / muddy this time of year. The second half is in the alpine zone, exposed rocky scramble. Amazing views, worth the effort. The black flies we're relentless. This would probably be a great Fall hike.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

I started out early around 8:30 am am the day was just beautiful...the hike was great ...it is steep on some parts and at the 3/4 point it is a challenge...I am not sure I would bring young ones as it is a rocky climb but it is hiking after all...definite climb to do again...maybe the next trail for Mount Washington...

hiking
Monday, November 14, 2016

Hard trail for a young one, but has lovely scenery at the top. Struggled a bit with the steep points, especially the end where you have to do some near vertical rock climing. The view is great on a day where there are no clouds and all sun. I recommend to hike this trail when the weather outcome is very minimal clouds, so you can get the best viewing experience at the top. TL;DR This trail was hard, but the scenery was great at the end. If you are to hike this trail, I also recommend a light pack with some water, and snacks/lunch.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

B

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hiked was a great hike

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Sunday, June 07, 2015

Intense

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