Gap Mountain Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

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

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
833 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great family hike (been doing it with our kids since they were 5). Decent view at the top.

5 months ago

7 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

It's a good hike with some rewarding views.

9 months ago

Perfect hike for an active recovery after hiking nearby Mt Monadnock

hiking
9 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..

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

Friday, May 20, 2016

easy, a bit steep at th end.

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

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.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Thursday, March 03, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

hiking
Saturday, January 16, 2016

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.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Excellent hiking!

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Very nice view at the top.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Easy hike, with blueberries!

hiking
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Saturday, June 07, 2014

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.