Mount Gilligan

How to get there

From the intersection of state Route 9 and 73 near Exit 30 on Interstate 87, follow Route 9 toward Elizabethtown. Continue for just under 4 miles to the trailhead on the right. There is a large parking area for fishing access here. The trailhead is less than a quarter of a mile up that dirt road, which is called Scriver Road. 

Trail Description

You will start climbing immediately through an evergreen forest, fairly steeply in some places. Take extra time on the way down to ensure you don’t slip on the rocks. There are a couple of excellent views on the way up the mountain and from the end of the trail. The Giant Mountain Wilderness is front and center, and its size is impressive.


1,420 feet

Round Trip Distance

2.2 miles

Estimated Round Trip Time

Family with kids: 2.5 to 3 hours

Experienced snowshoer: 2 hours

Inexperienced snowshoer: 2 to 2.5 hours

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