Mount Garfield Trail is a hiking trail in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 1,529 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,899 feet. The Mt Garfield Trailhead (elevation 1,640 feet) parking is near the trailhead. There is also an information map.
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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