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Piper Mountain, Belknap Mountain
Gilford, NH

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

Route: Piper Mountain Trail, green blazed trail, (Piper Mountain), green blazed trail, Old Piper Trail, White Trail, (Belknap Mountain), Blue Trail, Carriage Road

Trails were generally dry and in good shape. Not sure if I encountered any mud at all. Temperatures around 80 with increasing clouds. Blueberries are starting to form (ie "them are too green"), so only a few more weeks until blue ones start popping.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, June 23, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,030'
Destination: Piper Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:29
Trailhead Elevation: 1,010'
Summit Elevation: 2,044'
Vertical Gain: 1,064'
Destination: Belknap Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:30
Trailhead Elevation: 2,044'
Summit Elevation: 2,382'
Vertical Gain: 592'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:38
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,686'


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

Looking at Lake Winnipesaukee from near the summit of Piper Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Lake Winnipesaukee from near the summit of Piper Mountain

The Green Trail on the way to Belknap Mountain
The Green Trail on the way to Belknap Mountain

Looking at the Ossipee Range from the Belknap Mountain fire tower - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Ossipee Range from the Belknap Mountain fire tower

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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