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Trip Log


Gunstock Mountain
Gilmanton, NH, Gilford, NH

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

Route: Gunstock Mountain Trail, (Gunstock Mountain), Saddle Trail, Blue Trail, Carriage Road

Trails were mostly dry.

Viewpoint near the Gunstock Mountain Trail - Ridge Trail junction has been greatly improved this year, so it now provides a good sunset perspective fall through spring.

Foliage still generally green. Hot and humid evening.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Parking Elevation: 1,030'
Destination: Gunstock Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:29
Trailhead Elevation: 1,020'
Summit Elevation: 2,245'
Vertical Gain: 1,225'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:06
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,255'

The Gunstock Mountain Trail trailhead
The Gunstock Mountain Trail trailhead

The sunset from the western Gunstock Mountain ledges - Click to enlarge
The sunset from the western Gunstock Mountain ledges

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. Look for Carriage Road on your left - limited parking next to the gate.

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