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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.
The Whiteface Mountain Trail
The Whiteface Mountain Trail

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

First portion of the Whiteface Mountain Trail was somewhat packed by foot traffic. Some ice lurking underneath, so light traction not a bad idea.

No recent use from the stonewall to the summit, however. Generally about 2" of powder on top of ice. Large puddles appear to be pretty firmly frozen. Some snow drifts approaching a foot deep in places. Caution needed on the final ascent, as there was a lot of ice lurking underneath the powder.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, January 14, 2016
Parking Elevation: 1,050'
Destination: Whiteface Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:24
Trailhead Elevation: 1,060'
Summit Elevation: 1,664'
Vertical Gain: 739'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:05
Hike Vertical Gain: 794'


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

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

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