140.43 m Up I plan to go back and explore the other trails the conservation land has to offer! A year later on the trail – Bald Knob, NH (Sept. 21, 2013) By hikergal September 22, 2013 ( 1) A year ago, we hiked Mount Willard and I passed out on the top. Dunkin' The views for the day. trailhead has refreshments. After a short walk on the Shannon Brook Trail, we took the Bald Knob Cutoff up to the junction of Bald Knob Trail. I would definitely prepare for a longer hike and just go to the Bald Knob views. We consulted the Southern Whites Hiking Guide and found a cool little loop near Newfound Lake over Bald Knob and Mount Crosby. I don’t think we ever got to the trail. The trail continues to climb moderately to the Bald Knob Viewpoint. Bald Knob, NH: Trails: Turtleback Mountain Trail, Bald Knob Trail, Bald Knob Cut Off, Shannon Brook Trail, Brook Walk Trail: Date of Hike: Saturday, October 24, 2020: Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Castle In the Clouds. 171, 2.3 miles east of its junction with Rt. We didn’t follow this trail exactly, but just getting to Turtleback was 4 miles. Parked near Castle in the Clouds. On return followed bushwack to … very nice hike! This trail starts off a corner of the Turtleback Mountain Trail and climbs moderately at an old road grade. Total 3.28 miles in 3 hours 11 mins but felt a bit deflated as we did not really accomplish the trail. 460' Down not sure but figured we should turn around before we got too far. I’ve done it twice. A little buggy, but not terrible. Anyone who is interested in visiting Bald Knob can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. My eleven year old and puppy were able to manage it well. • The trail climbs, steeply, to the viewpoint. An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. Beautiful trail! Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Perfect hike and desired level of difficulty for the day. no bugs. • The latitude and longitude coordinates of Bald Knob are 43.7331276, -71.817025 and the approximate elevation is 1,988 feet (606 meters) above sea level. Be the first to submit your climbing note! Turtleback is very wide and pretty flat! 269' Up 82 m Up great hike with the kiddo! The climb is steep, but brief, and after walking below a tall cliff, you will reach the summit ledges in 0.3 miles from Bald Knob. 659.27 m Down, 1.8 mi 140.22 m Down, 5.9 mi The Castle in the Clouds is an old estate previously owned by eccentric characters, one of whom went bankrupt. • started getting more crowded on my way out later in the afternoon, but seems like there is enough space for people to spread out. We left the summit and headed to the Bald Knob Cutoff trail to go and check out the Columnar Jointings. The 2.2 mile 900 foot elevation gain loop hike (Tamposi Trail/Bald Mountain Trail/ Tudor Trail) is YDS class 1 with a mixture of gradual to steeper hiking but at no time do you need to go on all fours. The summit of Bald Knob was worth the effort to get there as the views were fantastic. 2 reviews of Bald Knob "Also known as Bald Peak (and lending it's name to the nearby Bald Peak Colony Club) this little mountain is a decent size to get in a half-day hike, depending on your ability, a picnic lunch, and some incredible views. Bald Knob deposit (Primary ore body; Crouse Knob deposit), Bald Knob, Sparta, Alleghany Co., North Carolina, USA : A manganese mine located 2½ miles East of Sparta. It's a Regular size geocache, with difficulty of 4.5, terrain of 4.5. 269' Down Highly recommend taking turtle back ( counterclockwise) to shannon cutoff to bald knob cut off towards bald knob summit! The mountain is located one mile south and 750 feet above the McNarma 10th Mountain Division Hut and the peak also is above Aspen, one of … We took Bald Nob down, which was steeper for the first half. Can’t wait to hike again when the leaves start changing! • Overview Bald Knob's broad summit provides a spectacular viewpoint right on the edge of the Holy Cross Wilderness. It's located in New Hampshire, United States.Cache is located .40 mile North of the Bald Knob outlook. Bald Knob is covered by the Melvin Village, NH US Topo Map quadrant 81.88 m Down, 4.1 mi The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. • Nice breeze kept the bugs away. Pretty easy hike overall. Shannon brook trail is washed out at the beginning but still accessible from the cutoff a little way up. (The two tallest mountains on the horizon are Belknap and Gunstock.) 9.4 km Two great views within a mile. I always recommend this trail to people! Fabulous view from the scenic overlook, we did not summit Bald Nob. Bald Knob is in the foreground. The Bald Knob - Aftershave for the Follicly Challenged. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 595.09 m Up 2,162' Up Bald Knob. Especially in NH, where adventure is boundless. 2.8 km Gradual ascent. Feel accomplished and glad I did it but was not prepared for the difficulty. Bald Knob Climbing Notes. This breathtaking summit Added hike to Falls of Song. Recommend doing the loop “counterclockwise”, with steeper leg Bald Knob Cutoff Trail first. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and 391.57 m Up This was my first real mountain hike and though I walk 3-4 miles up steep hills everyday on the street I was not prepared for this. This trail can be challenging for those who don’t hike often but it is a great hike. Beyond Bald Knob (GC976F) was created by Dr. Sevy on 10/5/2002. • Beautiful day, 8/22/20. Very difficult hike if you..." Trail in Moultonborough, NH. The trail reaches its junction with the Bald Knob Cutoff (on the right). Wolfeboro, NH's Best Wedding Florist - 35 Center St. Wolfeboro, NH 03894 - 603-569-1347 We got to one point after 1.5 miles and 90 mins and had an amazing view ( maybe that was Bald knob ? ) 1/4 Mile North on Route 171 from Sodom Road (2,305.01 mi) Tuftonboro, NH 03850 Here, you will find a much more impressive view of the southern White Mountains. 1,285' Up Take January in NH, one bald knob, an alcohol based aftershave and you have a recipe for pain! • 1,952' Down 2,163' Down This is about an injury or accident Gradual hike so it isn't too hard, absolutely gorgeous views at the top! 461' Up Seems my arrhythmia was out of control, due to work stress and meds alone couldn’t control it anymore. Loved Bald Knob, highly recommend. Took turtleback up and bald knob down. they did some trail maintenance while we were there so there was some chainsaw noises but aside from that it was perfect. See 11 photos and 2 tips from 35 visitors to Bald Knob. 659.05 m Up Follow the white plastic diamonds or white blazes. The trail starts out nice, but when the ascent starts, it really becomes relentless. Trail Guide A hike to Bald Peak, a knob on the northwestern flanks of Mount Kinsman, is always a delight. parking was pretty ample and trail signage was very clear. Bald Knob and Turtleback Mountain Loop is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moultonborough, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Land Manager: Lakes Region Conservation Trust, 1.8 mi a little muddy because of downpour last night. Views were spectacular! For the 0.5 miles back to the car simply follow the Bald Knob trail back down and turn left on the gravel road. 105.33 m Down, 4.3 mi trail crosses a nice little mountain stream/waterfall that my dog enjoyed splashing in. 344' Up 1,285' Down Bald Knob's elevation— only 21 feet (6.4 m) lower than the highest point in the Alleghenies, Spruce Knob)—gives it a unique hemiboreal ecosystem. Shaw (Twin Peaks Cache site.) The trails around the estate are very well maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. Walked off this little bit of a mountain and promptly drove to the e.r. Trail. In the low point between the two, cross an unnamed trail. Bald Knob is displayed on the Newfound Lake USGS quad topo map. Early morning, awesome hike with great weather. NOT OKAY! • Several hikers without masks, show shoes helped for last mile. Named after one of the most beautiful hikes in NH's Lake's Region, The Bald Knob. Enjoy. Anyone who is interested in visiting Bald Knob can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. What makes this mountain so special is the fact that the mountain is not very crowded unlike other mountains in New Hampshire. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Bald Knob, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit. Here are the mountains and hills within a few miles of Bald Knob NH. • Has fine view of Black Snout and Mt. You can see the whole lake!!! Please explain. I planned and executed this excursion as a loop, but you could elect to turn around at Sachem and not scramble down its steep, rugged side as described below. 104.84 m Up Trail was beautiful, muddy so you definitely need good shoes/boots. This trail starts off a corner of the, Create Recommended Route or You might also like. Pretty boring going down turtleback but restful. We hiked up on the blue path from Rt 171 on very steep Rocky terrain. An easy hike near Lake Winnipesaukee NH: Hiking Driving. We saved time going over to turtleback taking a cutoff at the top of Bald knob...see recording. This Bald Knob is different from: Bald Knob near Waterville Valley NH Get directions. not too steep but still got 2 nice views from Bald Knob and Turtleback summit. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. • Well worth the spectacular Bald Mountain (Thornton) NH (4.3 mi) Black Mountain (Sandwich) NH (1.5 mi) Brown Ash Swamp Hill North NH (4.8 mi) Campton Mountain NH (4 mi) Cone Mountain NH (2.9 mi) Dickey Mountain NH (2 mi) Dinsmore Mountain NH (5 mi) Fisher Mountain NH (2.9 mi) Green Mountain NH (3.3 mi) Great trail! Bald Knob is displayed on the Waterville Valley USGS quad topo map. Crosby. New to All Trails but I need to do better research. Beautiful views and ice cream at the end! I am a little confused with the length of this trail because we hiked just under 9 miles. ... Moultonborough, NH 03254 United States. 2.9 km This bushwhack starts by parking at the Smart's Brook trail head … Great trail! 595.07 m Down. Beautiful views, low traffic and very easy to follow markers. Follow the white plastic diamonds or white blazes. As you head east on Rt 49 you can spot the small, pointed peak of Sachem Peak, along with Jennings Peak. Really nice hike, cloudy today, I’d recommend the brook walk as a way back instead of Shannon Brook trail. Bald Knob is in the Summits category for Grafton County in the state of New Hampshire. The trail makes a sharp left turn back into the woods, then a long right. Bald Knob vs Elkins Goto : https://bit.ly/2TYdxum to watch this game. Bald Knob Trail Conditions These posts have been tagged with Bald Knob NH , or are within 1.5 miles of it. Rather than continuing to climb South Baldface, I hiked south along the Bald Knob Trail to what I assume is Bald Knob before crossing the Slippery Brook Trail and following the Eastman Mountain Trail to Eastman’s Summit. What did I miss ? I don’t think Turtleback was worth the views- you just see some some hills. some a nice day it wbig mosquitoes flying around but if you keep moving at good pace and/or use a little bug spray you should be fine. Plan on about a long 3 mile round trip hike. August 2004: Bald Knob. See More. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. I hiked Bald Knob (1801-ft; Ossipee Range, NH) for sunset in August 2004. There is a little spur trail (on the left) that goes to a unique geological formation. not many other hikers. Bald Knob faces southwest, so find a perch and watch the sunset over the mountains directly in front of you. NH Little Mountains. It's a popular trek. 171 in Moultonborough, NH. 1,952' Up Turtleback was very buggy all the way down. The view southwest over Lake Winnipesaukee is fabulous! Spam? 391.57 m Down, 7.2 mi 346' Down Bald Knob overlooks Rt. 6.9 km 6.6 km Please submit any useful information about climbing Bald Knob that may be useful to other climbers. The trail descends quickly off Bald Knob to begin the ascent of Mt. Started on Pine Flats, left trail where it leaves Smart's Brook, bushwacked east more or less following the brook until it turned south, continued east until even with Bald Knob, then north. 11.5 km That is, until the "Ol Whisker Oil Co." came up a recipe for that pain! Bald Knob and Turtleback Mountain Loop is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Moultonborough, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Made a winding path to a wide ledge with nice views. • The Bald Knob Trail had a few small patches of ice but easily bare-bootable. Bald Knob and Mount Crosby Loop (NH) Follow me on Facebook! Located in the Castle in the Clouds Conservation Area, Turtleback and Bald Knob are part of an interesting history. "Lovely views, easy hike if you go up via the Shannon Brook trail. Easy if you stay on the main trail, bit rockier & muddier if you use the cutoffs. Dogs loved it and views were outstanding! Wide, well groomed trail. 49 opposite Welch Mountain. Being a jerk / offensive? I'd say the whole hike was easy instead of moderate. We found 2 geocaches on the way up to Bald Knob. The hiker lot fills up early but, there is other parking on the grounds. Directions To Bald Knob: For driving directions to trailheads near Bald Knob click a parking area on the map above, and choose Google Driving Directions. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. Well used-so if you prefer solitude, this one’s not for you. Awesome! Summit Elevation 1,801 feet Summit Facilities None. Bald Knob Moultonborough, NH Bald Knob as seen from the Bald Knob Trail Summary Bald Knob, a relatively low but scenic peak in the Ossipee Mountains, is located near the Castle in the Clouds. The ledgy summit features views in nearly all directions. Something else? The Loon Center at the Markus Wildlife Sanctuary, Mount Shaw, Black Snout and Big Ball Mountain Loop, Turtleback Mountain Trail and Oak Ridge Trail Loop, Sentinel Mountain via Gorilla, Dave Green and Connector Trail, Shannon Brook, Pond Trail, Bridle Path, and Bald Knob Trails, Mount Flagg via Dave Green, Canaan Mountain and Gorilla Trail, Bridle Path to Turtleback Mountain Trail Loop, Cold Spring Trail to Faraway Mountain Trail to Bridle Path Loop. Not exactly sure where to access it. Descend on turtleback and on the way check out turtleback summit! We knew with the weather we would probably not get any views at all and early on from this section along the Bald Knob Cutoff, it didn't look promising. The large parking area is on the south side of Rt. Sometimes, the best trails are the ones that no one does. I would def recommend going counterclockwise up to bald knob and down turtleback. Easy to find parking near Shannon pond. If we do it again we will ascend and descend on Turtleback- it was nicer on the knees :). 1801 Ft. Bald Knob was originally a Carriage turnaround point and (with a little imagination) you can visualize offered impressive views to the South of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Belknap Range including Belknap Mtn. Bald Knob Natural Area Preserve is the largest and best known occurrence of a "Piedmont mafic barren" where exposed rocks resist weathering and have unusual chemical properties, making them and their derived soils different from typical Piedmont sites. The trail ends at the Bald Knob Trail. and Gunstock Ski area. 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