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North and South Twin, Guyot, Bond, West Bond, and Bondcliff Trails

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White Mountain National Forest

North and South Twin, Guyot, Bond, West Bond, and Bondcliff Trails is a 19.7 mile out and back 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.

Length 19.7 mi Elevation gain 6,197 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Forest

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Snow

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Getting There

This very long day hike and you will climb 5 peaks in New Hampshire. You'll start off on the North Twin Trail to get both Twins (North 4,761' and South 4,902') then join the Bondcliff Trail over the ridge to get Mt. Guyot, 4,526' West Bond, 4,698' Bond, and 4,265' Bondcliff then return the same way you came. The trail up the Twins is well maintained and so is the trail over the ridge to the various peaks which remains above treeline for almost the entire trip.

There is a $3 fee to park here for the day.

Haystack Road heads south from Route 3 three miles west of where it crosses 302. This about 6 miles from I-93. Follow Haystack road until you come to the trailhead. If you see any rugged roads going off to the right stay to your left until you reach the trailhead.

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Reviews (35)
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Completed (139)
Ben Pease
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Hiking

I did this as a multi-day man-hike with my 13 year old son, although we did things a bit differently so we would have a loop and "build up" to the best of this trail. We started at Lincoln Woods trailhead and hiked Franconia Brook Trail to Thirteen Falls campsite. Very easy start but a nice walk and talk, followed by showers in the waterfall, dinner, and fishing with our telescopic poles (yeah, we ate fish). The next day we hit both Twins, the AMC Hut for soup, then climbed Guyot which was beautiful, and set up camp at Guyot Campground. We dropped our packs and enjoyed a lightweight hike to West Bond for the sunset. Surreal. The final day we hiked out to Bond and Bondcliff (amazing) and then continued back to the Lincoln Woods trailhead. This long walk along the railroad tracks was by far the worst part of the trip. It felt never ending. The loop trip is one of the most memorable things I've ever done. If not looking for 3 nights or a loop, the in/out from the twin trailhead is most efficient which I did the following year with my buddies, a one nighter to hit them all. It is the more logical route. No matter what, the peaks on this are amazing.

John Buckley
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Backpacking

We backpacked this at the tail end of the White Mountain's snowy season, and it was gorgeous. We even came across a baby moose at the beginning, which looked recently birthed (so of course we kept it alone). We completed the Twins, Bonds, Guyot, and even fit Zealand into our 2.5 day trip. Definitely recommend!

Trevor Harrington
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Hiking

Great trail, path is clear and easy to follow; averagely difficult for its size, nothing crazy but by no means an easy hike. The view is one of the best in the 48 4k’s; a must-visit 360 degree view can be found at south twin, so if you take the time get up make sure to hit both summits!

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maria barton
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HikingBugs

Hard hike, I'm working on the 48 but I made the mistake of doing it on a Sunday with work the next day. It's definitely a bit of a punishment hike. I've also never done more then about 12 miles in one day, so to do 20 like this, ouch. I gave myself 12 hours to get it done, and at the 6 hour mark I got to the top of Bond and was forced to skip Bondcliff. Though honestly at the time I wasn't that sad since I was at the end of my energy by that point anyways and the thought of doing another 2 miles on top of what I already had to do did not make me happy. I will get Bondcliff some day...just not that day. The trail itself was fine, not buggy going up, but very at the top. Though there are a few points at the start/along the river where it gets hard to figure out where the trail is/goes and there are no markers to help.

Tito Velasquez
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Hard but worth it every step of the , MT. Washington , MT Zealand are all worth it the view is incredible

Brittany Borg
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Hiking

Not exactly the hike we did but the closest I could find... We started at Zealand Road and hiked across Zealand, went through the Bonds and back and over to Galehead hut for the night. The next day we looped to Galehead and back, through the twins and the unmaintained trail up Hale and back to the car. The first day was about 17 miles and a good amount of elevation, the second about 14 miles but much easier. Great way to get all of the mountains in the area, and it sure was beautiful!

Bryan Riley
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Hiking

Did this as a traverse in one day. Left once car at Lincoln woods and hiked south from the North Twin Trailhead. Added Galehead enroute. Although it was long (22 miles), it wasn't too difficult-last 7 miles were super easy. Highly recommend if you can get a second vehicle.

Seth Bean
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Hiking

The toughest hike I’ve ever done. 20 mile hike that I completed in a day, I don’t really recommend. But the views were almost worth it. Bond cliff is really spectacular.

Ayoob B.
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First to Review

We ended up climbing 8 mountains

Cary Maikranz
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Maisie Smith
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Jed Morrissey
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Erin Laffond
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Chris Moore
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Ben Fletcher
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Thomas Claffey
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Mollie Schwartz
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Keith Moran
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Nathan Robidoux
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Amber Trudell
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Al Sochard
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Justin Demers
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Alanah Douaihi
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Erik Fraser
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Thomas Raras
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Steve Dolan
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Nicole Anderson
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Scott Jackson
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Abigail Cloutier
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dan tortora
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