Route: Belknap Range (NH)

Location
New Hampshire, US
Description

The Belknap Range is a small range of summits in southern New Hampshire, near Lake Winnipesaukee. The peaks range from 1660' to 2382'. Various routes have been used to link these summits.

Sherpa John Lacroix gives much more information on the range in a trip report of his first Belknap-in-a-day trip, which he did with Alan Bernier, Dave Dunham and Kevin Tilton in 8h01m on November 12, 2007. The trip required roughly 23 miles of hiking, running and route finding.

Bill Tidd gives some more historical background and description of the route in his FKT report from 8/31/2019.  His route may be the most efficient for linking all the peaks.  As Bill notes, the FKT route includes the 12 major peaks in the range that are recognized by the Belknap County Sportsman’s Association (a patch is awarded to anyone who hikes the 12) PLUS East Quarry Mountain and Straightback Mountain North Peak, which have limited prominence.

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*Greg Kappleman, not George :)