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Piper Mountain
Gilford, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Green Trail on Piper Mountain
The Green Trail on Piper Mountain

Route: Piper Mountain Trail, green blazed trail, (Piper Mountain), green blazed trail, bushwhack, (Piper Mountain), green blazed trail, Piper Mountain Trail

Maybe 5-8" of powder, generally on the lower end of that range. Very little base underneath that. I wore snowshoes roundtrip in part to do a bushwhack to some ledges up top for the sunset, but otherwise one could boot up to Piper (perhaps with light traction). A little boney in places.

Carriage Road is packed out by snowmobiles. Gunstock Mountain Trail looks to be broken out for snowshoe use.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, February 7, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,030'
Destination: Piper Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:44
Trailhead Elevation: 1,010'
Summit Elevation: 2,044'
Vertical Gain: 1,064'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:56
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,214'


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

Looking at Lake Winnipesaukee from Piper Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Lake Winnipesaukee from Piper Mountain

The sunset as seen from near the summit of Piper Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from near the summit of Piper 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. There is a small parking lot just before the gate. Trailhead is down the road a bit, on the right after a small bridge.

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