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GAP MOUNTAIN - 1,862'

  • May 5, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Gap Mountain Reservation

Located in southern Troy NH, Gap Mountain offers a spectacular view of Mt. Monadnock and the surrounding countryside for the price of a climb of less than an hour through lovely stands of pine and hardwood.

The Gap Mountain Reservation is owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and administered by the State of New Hampshire Department of Parks and Recreation. The SPNHF maintains two parking areas that provide off road parking to the South and the North of the Mountain. Come visit one of the outstanding natural preserves in southwestern New Hampshire.

Click below for more information:

http://www.gapmountain.org/

How to Get There

From the North and West:

From Keene NH, take Route 12 south through the town of Troy. About 2 miles south of Troy, turn left on Gap Mountain Rd. Follow this road for 8 tenths of a mile, bearing right at the first fork. At .8 miles, take a sharp left (a sign points to Gap Mt). The parking area is about two tenths of a mile on the left. This lot is know as the South Parking Lot.

From the South and West:

From Route 2 in Massachusetts, take Route 140 north to Route 12 just south of Winchendon MA. Follow Route 12 thorough Winchendon and across the state line into New Hampshire. 10 miles north of Winchendon, you will come to an intersection with NH Route 119. From this intersection, continue north on Route 12 for 2.4 miles to Gap Mountain Rd. on your right. NOTE: Do not take the Gap Mountain Rd. that is a half mile north of the intersection with Route 119.

Turn right on Gap Mt. Road. Follow this road for 8 tenths of a mile, bearing right at the first fork. At .8 miles, take a sharp left (a sign points to Gap Mt). The parking area is about two tenths of a mile on the left.

From the East:

If coming from the Eastern part of New Hampshire, take route 101 or 202 to Peterborough. Then take Route 202 south to Jaffery. Take Route 124 west from Jaffery through Jaffery Center. One Route 124 you will pass a parking lot for access to Mt. Mondnock on your right. 8 tenths of a mile beyond this parking area, look for Bullard Rd. on the left. Turn left onto Bullard Rd. and follow it for half a mile. (This is a narrow road, so drive cautiously.) Just before the road bends sharply to the right, you will see the road to the trail head parking lot on your left. This lot is known as the North Parking Lot.

 

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  • Barbara R (.

    Perfect weather, beautiful trail with just enough challenge (a bit of rock scrambling) to make it feel like a stretch from my current comfort zone and the view at the top was spectacular! (even through the buzzing flies). Best of all was the warm, interesting and fun companionship. Thanks Carol for organizing this. Looking forward to our next hike. Oh, and I found Royalston Falls and Tulley Lake w/Doane's Falls. Great day!

    2 · May 5, 2013

    • Carol L.

      That sound good, have to give it a try!

      May 6, 2013

    • Odette H.

      Barbarfa, Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try that.

      May 6, 2013

  • Carol L.

    Nice hike with a great group of people! Thanks everyone for coming!

    May 5, 2013

    • Odette H.

      It's confirmed, we were on the same China trip. ha ha

      2 · May 6, 2013

    • Barbara R (.

      Wow- that is so funny! And Odette, you meant "overseas adventure travel", Yes- we've gone with them too. We went to Croatia and down the Dalmation coast with them last summer. It's a great way to travel!

      May 6, 2013

  • Odette H.

    Thanks..

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Sherisa

    Great hike!

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Lindsay

    Great hike, thanks everyone!

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • Barbara R (.

    Would an easy going dog who loves to climb be welcome on this trek?

    May 4, 2013

  • Barbara R (.

    Is this a leisurely hike or faster paced?

    May 3, 2013

    • Barbara R (.

      Thanks Carol. I think I'll give it a try. Is there more info. on about how long we plan to be hiking?

      May 4, 2013

    • Carol L.

      Barbara, it shouldn't be more then 2 1/2 hrs - 3hrs.....with lounging on the summit.

      May 4, 2013

  • Barbara R (.

    OK, I'm in. I'm notorious for getting lost (driving from Sudbury). I should probably head out now. Hope John makes it- he sounds like fun.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • John C

    Not looking too good for tomorrow. Todays hike was slower, longer, started later, and was more stop and go. If I can recover in time I'll be there,but it's looking doubtful right now.

    May 4, 2013

  • John C

    I'll try to get my lazy butt out the door early enough to join you guys. If I make it, I might be up for doing another little hike after this one finishes if anyone is interested [.... maybe do this one a second time, maybe Tully Lake, maybe Wachusett?]

    May 1, 2013

    • Carol L.

      John, there are two other little peaks at Gap, plus Little Monadnock is near by, too.

      May 1, 2013

    • John C

      Cool! If all goes well, we may have to chat ;-) Thanks for the info.

      May 1, 2013

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