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Osgood Hill
North Andover, MA

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The old road at the Stevens Estate
The old road at the Stevens Estate

Route: Unknown trail, bushwhack, (Osgood Hill), unknown trail, bushwhack, unknown trail

For the second brief jog of the day, I headed just up the road from Weir Hill to the Stevens Estate. Starting on an old road, I jogged along some maple trees and soon found myself at a paved road. Backtracking to a faint old trail I saw uphill, I headed up a small rock stairway, but was unable to find a distinct footbed. Instead, I bushwhacked over a subpeak and then up to the summit of Osgood Hill, where I picked up an unmarked trail. Following that a bit south, I was soon at the top of an open field with excellent views of Lake Cochichewick.

Backtracking to the summit, I didn't see an obvious extension of the faint trail (which petered out near an air beacon). With not much time to look around, I instead bushwhacked back to the flat trail, then back to the parking lot.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Osgood Hill
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Hike Commenced: 4:03 PM
Parking Elevation: 240'
Destination: Osgood Hill
Ascent Commenced: 4:04 PM
Summit Reached: 4:12 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:08
Trailhead Elevation: 245'
Summit Elevation: 343'
Vertical Gain: 143'
Hike Ended: 4:20 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:17
Hike Vertical Gain: 148'


The start of old road at the Stevens Estate
The start of old road at the Stevens Estate

Looking southeast at Lake Cochichewick from the field near the summit of Osgood Hill - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast at Lake Cochichewick from the field near the summit of Osgood Hill




Directions to trailhead: From Exit 43-44 of I-495, take Sutton Street east, then take a right onto 125-133 south. Shortly thereafter, take a left onto Osgood Road. The Stevens Estate entrance will be on the left shortly thereafter, with parking near the buildings. A trail departs from the rear building.

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