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About


Belknap Mountain, Gunstock Mountain
Gilford, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the upper Boulder Trail
Looking down the upper Boulder Trail

Route: Herd path, Round Pond Trail, herd path, Piper-Round Pond Link, Boulder Trail, East Gilford Trail, (Belknap Mountain), Blue Trail, Saddle Trail, (Gunstock Mountain), ski trails

Ascended Belknap via a combination of a herd path to Round Pond Trail, the overgrown extension of the Fire Road to a herd path to Piper-Round Pond Link, then up the boulder fields on the Boulder Trail to the ledges of the upper Boulder and East Gilford trails.

Trails were initially mostly dry, however an isolated shower moved through around 8 PM, making things wet.

Not much in way of blueberries, but best picking was on Boulder Trail prior to East Gilford junction. Nice sunset from atop Gunstock Mountain (rare to get a clear glimpse at it from here).


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Gunstock Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Parking Elevation: 935'
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Trailhead Elevation: 935'
Summit Elevation: 2,382'
Vertical Gain: 1,547'
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Trailhead Elevation: 2,382'
Summit Elevation: 2,245'
Vertical Gain: 270'
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,817'


Cardigan as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
Cardigan as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower




Mt. Washington as seen from Gunstock Mountain - Click to enlarge
Mt. Washington as seen from Gunstock Mountain

The sunset as seen from Gunstock Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from Gunstock Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 11A to Gunstock entrance, parking lot near the base lodge of the ski area.

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