Great Gulf Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"You don't have to climb a mountain to enjoy the glamour of the Presidential Peaks. Surrounded by magical alpine scenes, the Great Gulf Trail tracks the West Branch of the Peabody River as it arches far below the spectacular summits of Mounts Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Adams in a breathtaking display of classic wilderness beauty. Mind you, this hike is not flat, but spreading the elevation gain over 6.5 miles makes this journey into the heart of the Great Gulf Wilderness more woodland walk than alpine assault. The destination of this hike is Spaulding Lake in the palm of the Great Gulf, one of three immense glacial cirques contained within the 5,500-acre Great Gulf Wilderness. Camping is prohibited within 200 feet of any trail or above the Sphinx Trail junction."
--Larry Pletcher, Hiking New Hampshire (Falcon Guides).
"Airplane Gully and Pipeline Gully are steep, elegant couloirs that descend one of the most dramatic alpine ravines of the White Mountains. The Great Gulf Trail descends a broad headwall."
--David Goodman, Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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