Mount Shannon Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gilmanton, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Mt. Shannon, located south of the bulk of the Belknap Range, features views in multiple directions from near its summit. Full Map of the Belknap Range: https://www.gunstock.com/upload/photos/222Two-sided_Map_1_23_13.pdf
Great hike. Met some great Scouts at the top. Did find that tells to red to blue combination brings you over the top, down to the lake, a nice level walk through dark woods, then back up over the top to get back to parking. Definitely will be going again.
The trail head was hard to find and it was pretty steep at first but overall was great
Got a little turned around coming down where yellow turns go blue then red
Over all not bad but just be aware the trail colors change.
Amazing to hike!!
trailhead was extremely hard to find if you weren't familiar to the area. You have to park at boy scouts admin building then walk along lake eileen for .3 miles and then you'll find the "mt shannon" trailhead on a small wooden sign after a big triangular structure on your right. The hike was fairly short, decent steep for first half. The view from the top was nice in the fact it was very secluded and no one was around. Great alternative to Mt. Major. If you're looking for an easy hike that won't take up much of your day I'd recommend this up up the yellow trail.