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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Whiteface Mountain
Gilford, NH

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

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

First half of the ascent is decently packed for snowshoe use. Looks like another person went up Piper since last night, so that should also be in better shape.

Upon reaching the open areas, the rest of the way to Whiteface is packed out by snowmobile traffic. Snowshoes still probably optimal given base depths of 2-3 feet along the ridge.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Parking Elevation: 1,050'
Destination: Whiteface Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:56
Trailhead Elevation: 1,060'
Summit Elevation: 1,664'
Vertical Gain: 739'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:43
Hike Vertical Gain: 794'

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

Looking at the Sandwich Range from Whiteface Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Sandwich Range 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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