Blue Trail-Saddle Trail

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New Hampshire, United States, North America
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Time Required:
Less than two hours
Class 1

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Blue Trail-Saddle Trail
Created On: Sep 22, 2005
Last Edited On: Aug 28, 2010


Gunstock Mountain from...

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.

Route Description

Shot from on the summit of...

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.

Essential Gear

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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