Mount Garfield Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Mount Garfield Trail is a 9.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bethlehem, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3034 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

I loved this trail! It was long but not very steep I felt like I could actually enjoy the trail on my way up, the trail was pretty cool itself and the views from the summit are spectacular! Normally I feel like I have to bust my butt for the good views so it was nice to have a milder trail with a great summit! We started hiking by 9:00 and were back at the car by 3:30 with an hour break at the summit enjoying a little catnap in the sunshine.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, moderate most of the way so easy on knees. Too cloudy for much of a view but great anyway. With dog.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, moderate most of the way so easy on knees. Too cloudy for much of a view but great anyway. With dog.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Loved this hike. The last .2 were a little steep, but the views from the top were amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

It rained heavily the night before and had to do three water crossings. Overall the the trail had lots of water coming down. Feet were wet, but it was completely worth it! Moderate hike, steady incline all the way up and last .2 miles are steep.

except for the last 0.2 miles, it's pretty easy going.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

To start, this should be a "hard" not "moderate" hike. The other reviews are misleading because the trail to the top is very strenuous. It is 4.8 miles up hill. The last 2.5 miles are all rock. The last .2 miles require you to use hands a feet to pull your way up the mountain. Climbing back down is equally difficult with the number of rocks . While the trail is a great all day hike, it is not for kids or people that don't hike regularly. Beautiful summit that's worth the effort, but if you're not up for it you'll likely never see it.

hiking
2 months ago

Great fun. Hiked with dog and my 7 yo stepson Wear good hiking boots !!! Little muddy and still snow around the summit in mid may

3 months ago

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8 months ago

As my second Mountain this was the hardest obviously. At 4,500 feet the 4.5 mile trail was short but very rocky and uphill, stopped a lot but probably one of the easier 4000footers I'm sure.

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous, very easy 4.8 miles to the junction of Garfield Ridge. A short, strenuous .2 miles to one of the most brilliant summits out there. Nothing short of a perfect day-hike for all abilities, as long as you have the right clothing and foot gear!