Mount Galehead and Mount Garfield Trail

HARD 9 reviews

Mount Galehead and Mount Garfield Trail is a 15.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3946 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

This long loop hike will bag you two more 4,000 foot peaks in the New Hampshire White Mountains. This is a long loop hike that brings you to a very cool AMC hut nestled between peaks. Mount Garfield has the best views over the Pemigewasset wilderness to the Franconia Ridge peaks and the Bond Range.

hiking
8 months ago

This was my first hike in NH and I enjoyed it. We did a car spot so we were able to do the loop hike of Garfield and Galehead. The Galehead Hut was nice to visit.

8 months ago

Started from the Franconia Ridge from Lafayette. The trail between Garfield and Lafayette requires a lot of up and and down hiking along the rocky false knolls. The trail between Garfield and Galehead is incredibly steep with mostly sketchy footing and seems much longer than it's 3.5 miles. The proximity of the Galehead hut to the summit of Galehead is great in case you don't want to turn around and head the 5.1 miles out right away. Once at the summit we turned around and headed back to the junction to pick up the Gale River trail to head to the car. The Gale River trail starts out with the same terrain as seen between Garfield and Galehead but turns into a gentle grade and moreso resembles a walk in the woods than a hike. Much welcomed after two days of hiking from Liberty & Flume!

10 months ago

As shown, the trail doesn't include hitting the peak of Galehead. Might I suggest an edit?

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