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Cobble Mountain
Gilford, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the rockslide on Cobble Mountain
Looking up the rockslide on Cobble Mountain

Route: Round Pond XC Ski Trail, bushwhack, Cobble Crown Trail, (Cobble Mountain), Cobble Crown Trail, roadwalk

With some time to spare, I headed up to Gunstock to check out the snowmaking and explore a wooded peak near the parking lot.

Starting on the Round Pond cross country ski trail, I turned off it, bushwhacked through open woods, then up a rock slide up to the ridge. From there, I connected to the Cobble Crown Trail and to the wooded, viewless summit.

After looking around at some old ski area remains, I followed the Cobble Crown Trail down to the access road, then back to the parking lot.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Cobble Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, November 21, 2010
Hike Commenced: 2:18 PM
Parking Elevation: 930'
Destination: Cobble Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 2:20 PM
Summit Reached: 2:36 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:16
Trailhead Elevation: 935'
Summit Elevation: 1,403'
Vertical Gain: 473'
Hike Ended: 3:12 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:54
Hike Vertical Gain: 483'

The Round Pond XC Ski Trail trailhead
The Round Pond XC Ski Trail trailhead

Slight lake views from Cobble Mountain - Click to enlarge
Slight lake views from Cobble Mountain

Topographic map of Cobble Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From the Gunstock access road off Route 11A, the Round Pond XC Ski Trail trailhead is located on the left, just before the maintenance building and main parking lot.

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