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Explanation of Ratings
Ossipee Mountains Notice
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Horseshoe Pond Trail
Proper route to summit was generally dry and in good shape.
Navigation was a little tricky (hadn't read the AMC Guide in advance). Descended to the logging road, then followed some yellow blazes and soon found myself at the pond (which I could tell was off base per the map). Yellow blazes were apparently from the old Horseshoe Pond Loop. No issues getting to the pond, though the trail was muddy in that low point.
Actual Horseshoe Pond Trail doesn't get within visual distance of the pond. Instead, it follows the road (not on the AMC map) until just before the end of it, then turns at a boulder (yellow flagging tape), goes sort of diagonally across a quasi-meadow, then hops into the woods (yellow blaze and yellow flagging tape).
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The Horseshoe Pond Trail trailhead on Deer Hill Road
Looking at Horseshoe Pond from near the summit of Lord Hill
Directions to trailhead: From Route 113, take Deer Hill Road east past the height of land beyond the Shell Pond Trail. The Horseshoe Pond Trail will eventually be on the right on a curve, shortly before a dirt road on the right. There is limited room to park roadside.
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