Gap Mountain is so-named for a prominent saddle or gap between its twin summits as seen from the west in Troy. The key attractions at Gap are the stunning vista of Mt. Monadnock looming just to the north and the summer high- and low-bush blueberry crops ringing the open ledges of the north summit. Volunteer land stewards from the Forest Society periodically maintain the openings along the upper reaches of the trail to help sustain the blueberries. The forest on Gap Mountain is a legacy of extensive farm pastures which formerly extended over the entire mountain, including the 1,862 foot summit. Today, the lower slopes of Gap Mountain are cloaked in second-growth forest of white pine and red oak. The remains of a former apple orchard can be found along the excellent hiking trail from the Jaffrey trailhead on the east, which crosses the historic stonewall-lined Gap Mountain Road.

A great little hike with easy/moderate incline, mostly towards the end of the trail.Took approximately 2 hours round trip with a break to enjoy the awesome view!

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1 month ago

It's definitely moderate, the last but was steep. I'm out with a 8,6,4,2 and 1 year old. the 8 and 6 could've made it to the summit but after all the stairs at the end the littles couldn't. Trail is beautiful and clear. We will definitely come back and try to reach the summit again.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

my boyfriend and I hiked it today. thought it was listed as moderate, it was pretty easy, other than the last 30 ft. It gets a bit steep towards the top. There are lots of blueberries on the summit, and a nice view of Mount Monadnoch

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2 months ago

This place is in my top ten for hiking. The views are beautiful, but not nearly as stunning as the trail itself. When I went this summer I saw a flock of cedar waxwings as well.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Takes about 30 minutes to top. Nice view of Monadnock at summit. Lots of wild blueberries during June/July. Usually not a lot of traffic between August-May.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Took our 2.5 year old and 7 month old in a pack. What a wonderful family day! I had to carry the older at times on the way up and most of the way down (we left late and missed nap time) but I cherished every minute of it! Wonderful view and all the blueberries you can eat/carry. Well marked trail and well kept! Will do this again and again!

The trail was well marked! It did have some harder, climbing spots but when we got to the top it was well worth it. So many blueberries!! and the views were awesome. I would do this hike again if it was closer to home.

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3 months ago

I had to rest a few times, but it's totally worth it to get to the top!

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3 months ago

Excellent trail with great views. watch out for flies.

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3 months ago

Good trail would do again. I was pleasantly surprised and happy I could bring the dog.