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Mt. Galehead and Mt. Garfield

This long loop hike will bag you two more 4,000 foot peaks in the New Hampshire White Mountains
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Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 17 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  This is a long loop hike that brings you to a very cool AMC hut nestled between peaks and to the top of two 4,000 footers. Mt.... more »

Tips:  Both Trailheads are off Route 3 several miles from where route 3 intersects I-93. This can be done in a loop hike with car shuttling.... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Galehead Trailhead

$3 per day to park here. If it is wintertime you may have to walk the entire way down the road to get to this trailhead as it will be closed. That's what I did.

2. Ascending along the river

Some views of the trail heading up to the AMC Hut

3. Trail Junction

Head climbers left up to the AMC hut and to the summit of Galehead. You'll return back here to continue west along the ridge towards Garfield.

Nestled between South Twin and Galehead this hut has some great views.

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5. The summit of Galehead

The 4,024 foot summit of Galehead with great views towards the Twins and down to the AMC hut.

6. Summit of Garfield

This 4,500 foot peak has great views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness including Franconia Ridge and the Bond Range with Owl's head below between.

7. Western Trailhead on Rte. 3

This is the trailhead at the end of the hike. If you choose to leave a car here it is also $3 per day.