DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,315 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked with my 6 and 10 year old.

Piper has a pretty steady incline for the 1st quarter mile but mostly levels out. The most interesting part of the summit is all of the rocks turned into benches, chairs, and table at the top. The view is okay but not great.
The connector trail between Whiteface and Piper is a big elevation drop.
The Whiteface trail is a shared trail with ATVs blazes are not necesssary but there is a lot of loose rock kicked up by the motorized vehicles. We saw atleast a dozen lady slippers along the trail. Bring your bug spray the mosquitos were thick and we found several ticks on us.
The summit from Whiteface is 360 but you're not much above the forest canopy so the views are lack luster.

We went down the traditional trail for Whiteface and walked back to the carriage rd trailhead for Piper, Belknap, and Gunstock. We didn't have much of a desire to resummit Piper.