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Gunstock Mountain, Belknap Mountain
Gilmanton, NH, Gilford, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Gunstock Mountain Trail
Looking up the Gunstock Mountain Trail

Route: Carriage Road, Gunstock Mountain Trail, (Gunstock Mountain), Saddle Trail, Blue Trail, (Belknap Mountain), Green Trail, Carriage Road

Trails were mostly dry and in good shape. As noted above, Gunstock Mountain Trail has been reblazed orange, but white blazes still remain in places as well. Portions of the upper half of the trail have been slightly rerouted.

Decent patch of blueberries in the open area on the Belknap side of the Gunstock-Belknap col. Saw a coyote in the col as well.

Nice sunset from the Belknap fire tower, as the communications devices have been relocated (the devices used to obscure the views).


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time to Trailhead: 00:01
Parking Elevation: 1,030'
Destination: Gunstock Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:24
Trailhead Elevation: 1,020'
Summit Elevation: 2,245'
Vertical Gain: 1,225'
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:18
Trailhead Elevation: 2,245'
Summit Elevation: 2,382'
Vertical Gain: 407'
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,682'


The Gunstock Mountain Trail trailhead on the Carriage Road
The Gunstock Mountain Trail trailhead on the Carriage Road

Looking at the Red Hill from Gunstock Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Red Hill from Gunstock Mountain

The Blue Trail between Gunstock Mountain and Belknap Mountain
The Blue Trail between Gunstock Mountain and Belknap Mountain

Mt. Kearsarge as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
Mt. Kearsarge as seen from the Belknap Mountain fire tower

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

Topographic map of Gunstock Mountain, Belknap Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Route 11A East (from Route 3), take a right on Hoyt Road. Continue down this road as it becomes Belknap Mountain Road. Look for Carriage Road on your left - offseason parking is at the gate.

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