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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
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.
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Jockey Cap Trail trailhead
Looking at Kearsarge North Mountain and toward Evans Notch from the top 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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