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About


Piper Mountain
Gilford, NH, Gilmanton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Piper-Whiteface Link
Looking down the Piper-Whiteface Link

Route: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link

Broke trail in 8-14 inches of fluffy powder on top of the hardpack base with some knee deep drifts in places. Snow was fluffy enough that one could cut through and slip on the blue ice on the ledges. Good snowshoeing, though. Tracks were drifting in within a few minutes in the open areas.

No sign of tracks coming from the north on the ridge (ie from the Carriage Road) or going to Whiteface.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,050'
Destination: Piper Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:46
Trailhead Elevation: 1,060'
Summit Elevation: 2,044'
Vertical Gain: 1,024'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:37
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,064'


The Whiteface Mountain Trail trailhead
The Whiteface Mountain Trail trailhead

Looking down the Piper-Whiteface Link
Looking down the Piper-Whiteface Link

The sunset from near the summit of Piper Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunset from near the summit of Piper Mountain

Post sunset colors descending Piper Mountain - Click to enlarge
Post sunset colors descending 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. At the end of this road, take a left. There will eventually be a turnaround area with a private road sign. Park here, and continue up the road on foot. The Piper Whiteface Trail trailhead will be on the left side of the road.

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