Mount Galehead and Mount Garfield Trail

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Mount Galehead and Mount Garfield Trail is a 10.4 mile point-to-point trail located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

10.4 miles
3054 feet
Point to Point

dog friendly




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.

6 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.

6 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!

8 months ago

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

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