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Whiteface Mountain
Gilford, NH

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

Route: Piper Whiteface Trail, Whiteface Trail, (Whiteface Mountain summit), Whiteface Trail, Piper Whiteface Trail

With the sunsets getting earlier and earlier, I headed over to Whiteface for a short jog. Incoming winter was apparent on the trail, as puddles were iced over.

Reaching the summit, there was a decent display setting up. The low fall sun angle helped enhance the set, casting nice light on adjacent peaks (while a near-full moon climbed above the treetops).

After the display, I jogged back, making it to the parking area just before otherwise needing a headlamp.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, November 19, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:42 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,050'
Destination: Whiteface Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:43 PM
Summit Reached: 4:05 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:22
Trailhead Elevation: 1,060'
Summit Elevation: 1,664'
Vertical Gain: 739'
Hike Ended: 4:46 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:04
Hike Vertical Gain: 794'


The Piper Whiteface Trail trailhead on Belknap Mountain Road
The Piper Whiteface Trail trailhead on Belknap Mountain Road

Looking south from Whiteface Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking south from Whiteface Mountain

The sunset as seen from Whiteface Mountain - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from Whiteface Mountain

Topographic map of Whiteface 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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