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Trip Log


Piper Mountain
Gilford, NH, Gilmanton, NH

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

Route: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link

Trails were dry. Foliage generally green, but some isolated colors popping up in the canopy, as well as at the ground level.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, September 26, 2016
Parking Elevation: 1,050'
Destination: Piper Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:24
Trailhead Elevation: 1,060'
Summit Elevation: 2,044'
Vertical Gain: 1,024'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:16
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,064'

The Whiteface Mountain Trail trailhead
The Whiteface Mountain Trail trailhead

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

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 Whiteface Mountain Trail trailhead will be on the left side of the road.

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