Piper Mountain Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Piper Mountain Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gilford, NH that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.9 miles 1031 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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hiking
18 days ago

Great hike during blueberry season. Views were not what I had hoped for but not bad considering there are taller mountains surrounding it. Peeks of the lake through the gaps.

hiking
1 month ago

I hike this trail at least once per month, probably more! Close to home, great views, nice access to continue on it I have more time. Great in all seasons and at all times of the day!

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

Great morning hike with dog an wife

hiking
3 months ago

A little harder than expected but do-able.

hiking
3 months ago

I agree with the last reviewer...this trail is very uphill on the way up the summit then obviously down hill if you take the same red marker trail back down. The summit is beautiful but yes I would classify this as hard.

5 months ago

This is a fantastic trail, but classifying it as 'Easy' is a bit misleading. I consider myself to be in great shape, and my friend has done more hikes than me, but we both had to stop a few times to catch our breath! Granted, it was about 90 degrees outside, but the incline is very steep pretty much the entire way up. I've done Mount Major a few times and felt that this trail was a bit more challenging; however, we didn't encounter anybody else on the trail that day, so it was very peaceful. The summit is super cool and the views at the top are spectacular. I would give this trail five stars, but it was very buggy at the summit and frankly that was a bit of a distraction. Would still do it again, though! Perhaps in the fall.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Good first time hiker trail. Loved it

7 months ago

Decent views, the rock chairs at the top were the best part

8 months ago

Good summit views, typically lighter traffic than surrounding peaks, so if peace and quiet is what your looking for this is usually the better belknap range choice

1 year ago

hiking
3 years ago

If you take the Red Trail from the beginning of the Carriage Rd with a minimal amount of effort you get to enjoy some great open-summit views from the top. I traveled along this trail to start my 12 mile loop across the western Belknap peaks. Really well marked a quite nice. It was a great day out for me despite the afternoon snow showers that popped up!

camping
4 years ago

Nice short hike, and great place to camp in a hammock. Very busy trail though. Nice place to camp in winter for an easy getaway. Nice views. Watch out for doggie bombs.