Mount Garfield

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This summit is one of the most isolated in the White Mountain National forest. Its the high point on the Garfield ridge rising like a pyramid to 4,500 ft.

The Garfield ridge shelter is just below the summit on the Eastern side. Galehead hut is located 3.5 miles East. Garfield ridge is one of the most rugged ridge hikes in the East, famous for blowdowns. It begins on Mt Lafayette (Franconia ridge) and ends at Galehead hut.

Easiest access is via Gale River loop trail off US RT 3

This is one of the official peaks of the New England hundred highest and the NH four thousand foot club (48.)

Elevation (feet): 4,500
Elevation (meters): 1,372
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: White Mountains
State: New Hampshire
Latitude: 44.1869
Longitude: -71.6114
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
First successful climber(s): Local Indians
Nearest major airport: Manchester
Convenient Center: Town of Twin Mountain

Thanks to Jim Lombard and theyogiclimber for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Mount Garfield.

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  • Log #16654 - by Jim Lombard on Jan 22, 2003
    I've climbed this from every approach including a failed winter bid. The Garfield trail is the easiest approach. Summit panorama is stunning, the Pemigewassett wilderness is wild and beautiful.
  • Log #16655 - by Cory Lampert on July 13, 2001
    Gorgeous day on Franconia Ridge, although the trail was quite crowded. Storm came in as the day went on and I descended to the hut for the night.
  • Log #16656 - by Josep on July 02, 2001
    Great summit after "el paso de Mahoma". Easy mountain but really beautiful in a sunny day.