Mount Garfield Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Named for one of America’s most heavily bearded and least-known presidents, Mount Garfield’s ironically bald summit is appropriately situated between more well-known peaks. The nation’s, twentieth leader, and a Civil War veteran, is most remembered for the assassination that ended his brief tenure in office (prompting the inauguration of Vermont-born Chester Arthur, the nation’s fourth New England–born president). To the contrary, Garfield’s namesake mountain is remembered more positively for its jaw-dropping views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Franconia Range. A pleasant and gradual excursion through quaint forest slopes, the 5-mile trail to the top is a long day hike, as well as an excellent place to begin an overnight adventure."
--Jeffrey Romano, 100 Classic Hikes in New England (The Mountaineers Books).
"This is a long gradual tour up Mount Garfield to one of the most scenic summits of the White Mountains. The descent of the Garfield Trail is a fun, moderate ski."
--David Goodman, Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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