VIA THE CARRIAGE ROAD: From the I-93 exit in Tilton (exit 20) take route 3 east toward Laconia. Make a right on Route 11 bypass rough six miles east of I-93. Get on to 11A h4eading towards Gilford. Make a right on Belknap Mountain Road. Head through the town center of Gilford and head for almost 3 miles. Make a left at the old sign pointing to Belknap Mountain. Head up the road all the way to the trailhead which is at the end of the road.
Blue Trail-Saddle Trail
Elevation Gain 500 ft.
Distance 1.0 miles
From the trailhead head past the old parking garage and stay on the Blue Trail as the Green and Red Trail will begin on the right. Continue up the easy class 1 trail through the thick forest to a saddle that lies between Gunstock and Belknap Mountains.
At the intersection merge left on the Saddle Trail (trail unmarked). Head up the Saddle Trail 0.4 mile through most evergreen forest over hiking and very simple class 1 scrambling to the summit of Gunstock Mountain.
In summer only shoes, bug repellent (West Nile and Triple E) and water is necessary. I wouldn't advise hiking to this summit in winter for fear of being charged for a lift ticket
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