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Jockey Cap
Fryeburg, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Jockey Cap Trail near the top
Looking up the Jockey Cap Trail near the top

Route: Jockey Cap Trail

After having done back to back larger scale after-work hikes (Chocorua and Tecumseh) and having plans to do something requiring a lot of driving the next day, I decided to do a short hike, just to get out and enjoy the weather. For over a year I've been driving by Jockey Cap, saying "next time."

Arriving at the trailhead, I was glad to see that I could indeed bareboot this hike. I'm so sick of carrying snowshoes.

The Jockey Cap Trail is generally decently marked with blue blazes. It's a pretty fast hike and never gets too steep for any extended period of time.

The views from the rocky summit are excellent - just about in all directions. It's also neat to note that people often rock climb up the southwestern face.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Jockey Cap
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, April 18, 2008
Hike Commenced: 4:21 PM
Parking Elevation: 425'
Destination: Jockey Cap
Ascent Commenced: 4:21 PM
Summit Reached: 4:27 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:06
Trailhead Elevation: 425'
Summit Elevation: 600'
Vertical Gain: 175'
Hike Ended: 5:04 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:43
Hike Vertical Gain: 175'


Jockey Cap Trail trailhead
Jockey Cap Trail trailhead

Looking at Kearsarge North Mountain and toward Evans Notch from the top of Jockey Cap - Click to enlarge
Looking at Kearsarge North Mountain and toward Evans Notch from the top of Jockey Cap

Topographic map of Jockey Cap


Directions to trailhead: Take US Route 302 East into Fryeburg. Just a bit after the village, the Jockey Cap Country Store and Motel will be on the left. At the furthest end of the parking lot near the motel, there's a sign for the Jockey Cap Trail. There are a few parking spaces labelled for the trail there.

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