|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Belknap Mountain, Gunstock Mountain, NH|
||East Gilford Trail, East Gilford Fire Road, White Trail, Blue Trail, Saddle Trail, Winter Cut Off, Gunstock Mountain Trail, Overlook Trail, Round Pond Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, August 28, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||parking is at the end of a spur road off wood road in gilford. from rt 11 take bickford road about .2 then left on wood road and then another left just before a house following that to marked parking in old gravel pit. last two turns have signs. room for maybe half a dozen cars where they want you to park if people park smart. overflow along road is not an option. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||one small hop on overlook a non issue. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||a couple easy stepovers and if memory serves one or two duck unders on overlook trail. |
|Lost and Found:
||fire road mostly dry. other than the turn from east gilford trail it is not marked, but not a problem to follow. east gilford trail had some wet bits of ledge to watch out for. mostly dry over belknap and to gunstock. same down the winter cut off and back up. overlook trail is not signed right at its junction with the 4 way of blue and saddle, but is signed a short distance in and marked well. the "outlook" is a very nice spot with a cool look to some of the interior range peaks. round pond trail also in good condition and dry back to east gilford trail.|
great day to hike a few trails in the belknaps i had yet to visit. cool breeze up high in the morning with great views from the firetower on belknap and various other points.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.