Explore the most popular trail running trails near Gilford with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very well marked trail, quick and easy hike. I hiked it with a pulled Achilles and it didn’t irritate my calf any further. We started b 8am with 70+ degree weather which was nice. LOTS of blueberries at the top!

Super easy trail and very well marked for the green trail, Great views from the top, you can see the chairlift at the top of Gunstock from the firetower. Very good trail for dogs!

This place is great for a beginners. Easy yet steep enough for a challenge and a workout. I take my 14 year old Mini schnauzer up this trail. He maybe old, but there's no stopping him from running up this trail. (except me of course.) Great trail, the views rival Mt Major.

12 days ago

Fun quick trail- great for kids and beginners.

14 days ago

not a bad little trail

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19 days ago

Beautiful view of Lake Winnipesaukee. There are two different trail heads. If you start at Lakeview Trail (near the front of the parking lot) it's 0.5 miles to the lakeview. If you start at Quarry Trail (back of the parking lot), it's 1.3 miles until you get to the lakeview. It's one big loop so it doesn't really matter where you begin. Quarry Trail had tons of mosquitoes!

Great for family

Loved this trail. Amazing views and man made pond with rock stairs is beautiful!

was a great hike! nice Fire tower and cool cabins!

1 month ago

Fun day hike for families.

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1 month ago

The Belknap Range trail is a good alternative if you're trying to get into the wilderness near Lake Winnipesaukee but away from the crowds drawn to Mount Major. I took the purple trail to the top of Straightback Mt. and then followed the blue trail back to the trailhead. The trail is very lightly trafficked, I took my time and did not see anyone over my 5 hour hike. Be sure to pack bug spray as the mosquitos are pretty vicious closer to the trailhead and the bottom of the waterfall. This hike is a loop but if you're willing to add on another couple miles you can see a great view by taking the red trail from Mt. Anna to the top of Mt. Mack.

Find little hike with the family and pet friendly

Great trail! Lovely creek, pretty vistas, well marked! But I would argue with the easy rating! Steep climbs both up and down.

Pretty good trail. Elevation gain is not to bad. Would be great for younger hikers. A few rewarding views of the lake area.

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1 month ago

Great hike. Challenging a bit for us 'old folks' but it's about the journey! Not a fan of the last part being a paved road (that hurt the most). Black flies were relentless but to be expected. A great day overall!

Great. I'd definitely do it again. nice hike.

Recent trail work is nice.

There was a “Private way” sign about 1/4 mile up the dirt road so we had to turn around.

nice hike

2 months ago

Ho hum

Great family hike!

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2 months ago

The parking area is very small and at the end of a bumpy dirt road. Overall a good hike with varying elevations. Has some of the best views on the way up compared to Belknap’s other trails but also very steep in places. Definitely would not recommend this trail in the winter/early spring or after it’s been raining as it gets very slippery. Definitely want to do this one again in the summer.

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3 months ago

Easy trail....couple of good views....good one for younger kids.

Great trails, well marked.

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4 months ago

Great hike if you are looking for easy one with great views.

Another great day. Worth the hike to the Panorama Pub.

Lots of fun on this sunny February day! Super icy, you'll definitely need micro-spikes because some parts of the trail were glare ice. Everything was melting and some parts of the trail were like rivers. A great day hike!

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