Great Gulf Wilderness Trailhead

great gulf wilderness road sign

Great Gulf Wilderness Trailhead

Built between 1908 and 1910, the Great Gulf Trails used paths nature had already made, i.e. landslides, boulders, and talus fields. Hikers should prepare for a challenging, direct route into the alpine zone of the Presidential Range, and be rewarded with spectacular, expansive views. Much of the Great Gulf Wilderness can be accessed from this trailhead, making it a popular, highly visited area during peak hiking season. Vault toilets are available, and there is a small recreation fee to help maintain the area.

Location & Parking

Great Gulf Wilderness Trailhead, Gorham, NH 03581
Parking Details
Parking and trailhead are located on the west side of Rt. 16, about 1.5 miles south of Dolly Copp Rd. and just past Camp Dodge Rd. NOTE: there is a small fee for parking here, bring cash.

Managing Organization

Managing Organization
U.S. Forest Service - White Mountain National Forest


Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
Pet Friendly
Vault Toilet, seasonal