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Boulder Loop Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (11)

A thoroughfare to the summit of Mt. Major.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

1,770' 539 m

High

659' 201 m

Low

1,111' 339 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the back, left-hand corner of the parking lot, get onto Boulder Loop Trail which is also a snowmobile trail at the beginning and is signed as "Trail E" at the parking lot. The trail will almost immediately cross two wooden bridges and then turn right where a woods road continues straight.

Boulder Loop Trail climbs easily at first then gets steeper as it winds amongst ledges and boulders. After a final steep pitch, you'll reach semi-open ledges with views and much easier inclines. After a total of 1.6 miles on Boulder Loop Trail, you'll reach the summit of Mount Major.

Shared By:

Ian Umphrey with improvements by Marshall Bronfin

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 11 votes

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  4.2 from 11 votes
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#173

in New Hampshire

#7,622

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Photos

View from the summit.
Jul 11, 2019 near Gilford, NH
Hiking to the summit of Mount Major in New Hampshire
Aug 31, 2019 near Gilford, NH
View of Lake Winnipesaukee at the summit of Mt. Major.
Apr 23, 2015 near Gilford, NH
View before the summit.  Wild fresh blueberries along the trail.
Aug 23, 2016 near Gilford, NH
Looking north from Mount Major out towards Lake Winnipesaukee
Jun 7, 2020 near Gilford, NH
View from Mount Major
Aug 13, 2015 near Gilford, NH

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Mar 28, 2021
John Doyle
Mar 16, 2021
Mike Lavelle
Some steep sections and some scrambling
Feb 5, 2021
NH Hiker95
Alternative route up Mt. Major. Less scrambly but still steep/rocky ascent, with crowds.
Oct 11, 2020
Tyler Thieding
Jan 17, 2020
Carol M
Apr 14, 2019
Erik Szyloch
Sep 15, 2018
Dan Koeppel
Sep 1, 2018
Jesse Nye