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Trip Log


Heator Mountain
Gilford, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Round Pond Trail
The Round Pond Trail

Route: Fire Road, Round Pond Trail, bushwhack

Trails were generally dry with some minor mud from thawing ground frost. Also some areas of footbed obscured by deep leaves.

Decided to check out Heator Mountain (the 1,808 foot peak northwest of Round Pond). Quick, open woods bushwhack from the Round Pond Trail just before the Round Pond-Piper Link junction. One can get a visual bearing on the ledges from the trail this time of year. Slight views through the trees without leaves.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Klem
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, November 15, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,100'
Destination: Mt. Klem
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100'
Summit Elevation: 1,806'
Vertical Gain: 756'
Hike Vertical Gain: 806'

The East Gilford-Fire Road trailhead at the end of Wood Road
The East Gilford-Fire Road trailhead at the end of Wood Road

Slight views from Heator Mountain - Click to enlarge
Slight views from Heator Mountain

Topographic map of Heator Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From Route 11A East past Gunstock, then take a right onto Bickford Road, then take a left onto Wood Road, soon bearing left to go uphill around the last house. The Fire Road-East Gilford Trail trailhead will be at the back of the 5 car parking lot at the end of the road.

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