Gap Mountain Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Gap Mountain Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Troy, NH that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.0 miles 854 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

gap mt. is a 1.1 mile out and back trail located near Troy, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for birding, hiking, nature trips & walking and is accessible from March until October. From the south parking lot, it is a 2.6 mile round-trip hike to Gap Mountains middle summit and back. This is a strenuous hike over steep terrain, so please be sure you have sturdy footwear and plenty of water. From the South parking lot, follow the yellow blazed trail 0.4 mile to where the trail merges with the Metacomet Monadnock Trail (white blazes). Continue straight ahead on the M/M trail, following the white blazes, emerging on the middle summit at 1.3 miles. If you wish to visit the north summit, follow the white blazes down into a swampy area and then back up to the summit (0.1 miles beyond middle summit). NOTE: On returning to the parking lot, remember to look for the yellow blazed trail to the parking lot on the left just after crossing the stream.

2 months ago

Easy Trail with a beautiful view of Mount Monadnock! Perfect to do with a family.

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3 months ago

It's a good hike with some rewarding views.

3 months ago

Perfect hike for an active recovery after hiking nearby Mt Monadnock

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4 months ago

Hiked the last week of July 2016, some of the blueberry bushes were 6' high and 12' wide and loaded with ripe berries..... great hike, the blueberry summit has great views too..

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5 months ago

Well marked. Fairly easy until near top. Great views for reasonable effort. Nice sunset/moonrise views.

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5 months ago

6 months ago

easy, a bit steep at th end.

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7 months ago

Nice trail - only the last part a bit steep, as other reviewers have indicated. Beautiful views. Dog friendly. Trail very well marked. Took about an hour and a half with the dog frequently stopping and taking in the views on top.

8 months ago

9 months ago

Nice and easy trail. Awesome view of Monadnock, and if you squint hard enough you can see Sunapee out in the distance.

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9 months ago

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10 months ago

I did this on a wintry overcast day in January, with several inches of new snow covering an icy crust on the trail. With microspikes strapped on, it was a lovely, gentle walk on the Spur Trail which merges with the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail at .4 mi. This trail crosses a brook and meanders through the forest slope through stone walls and across an old woods road, then ascends a nicely built stair system while the ascent becomes steeper. There is a gentle rock scramble before the forest gives way to scrub and emerges on a the Middle Peak of Gap Mountain (1,840') at 1.2 mi. from which there are really nice 360 degree views. Pushing along to the north-west, the North Peak (1,820') is attained at 1.4 mi. at which there is a cairn marking the summit. Both peaks provide a spectacular view of Mount Monadnock just to the east. Just about two hours out and back. It is a fun walk, one I will definitely do again.

1 year ago

Excellent hiking!

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1 year ago

Very nice view at the top.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Easy hike, with blueberries!

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1 year ago

Pretty easy, especially the first 3/4ths. A bit steep right before the summit. Nice open trails, not too buggy. Good hike for the family.

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2 years ago

This was a fairly easy but pleasant hike. Apparently there are two trails up - we took the one leading from the southern parking spot. I haven't hiked in a while, so it was a good way to start - good exercise but pretty gentle until the final ascent. As other reviewers have said, it starts off fairly easy - a gradual uphill - but the last bit is steeper. I forgot to check the ascent time, but the total hike was over in just over two hours and we stayed at the top for about twenty minutes. The trail is well marked, and it would be a great family trail. It could also be a challenging trail running course.

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2 years ago

Hiked with my 4yr old son last weekend. The bulk of this trail is very easy, slight assent, however the last 1/4mi maybe is challenging. My son and dog had a tough time in a few spots, especially the switchback right before you reach peak, but we had an awesome time despite the snow and ice. View atop is fantastic.