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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

From the stonewall, I broke up to the ridge and to the summit, generally in three to ten inches of new powder (usually around 6-8 inches) with base depths probably around two feet. No sign of any recent traffic from the north. My tracks should set up okay in the sunny ledgy areas. I also meandered around the southern ledges on the Yellow Trail, which is particularly hard to follow. Looks like a snowmobile was up there recently. Lots of nice ledge views though, even if not on trail.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,050'
Destination: Piper Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:45
Trailhead Elevation: 1,060'
Summit Elevation: 2,044'
Vertical Gain: 1,024'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:49
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,164'


The Whiteface Mountain Trail trailhead
The Whiteface Mountain Trail trailhead

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

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

Descending the Piper-Whiteface Link
Descending the Piper-Whiteface Link

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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