|Drive||89 miles (1 hour 25 minutes)|
|Hike||10 miles (12 in winter)|
Take I-91 North to exit 19, and I-93 South to exit 36. Turn left onto Route 141 at the bottom of the exit, and follow this until it joins with Route 3. Go about 6 miles on 3 North, and turn into Gale River Loop Road on the right (this road has two ends on Route 3, take the second one). In winter, park here; in summer, drive about 1 mile on this road to the trailhead for Gale River Trail on the left.
Follow the Gale River Trail about 4 miles to its junction with the Appalachian Trail and take a left. Turn right at the Galehead Hut and continue about .5 miles to the summit. Return by the same route. In winter, hike about a mile on Gale River Loop Road to the trailhead on the left.