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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
Looking up the Jockey Cap Trail

Route: Jockey Cap Trail

Since I was in the area, I decided to head over to Jockey Cap for a quick sunset hike. Despite morning downpours, the trail had dried out pretty well and the skies had started to clear. The ledgy area near the top of the trail was still a bit wet, though.

The views from the summit were quite good - nice weather down south and still some rough looking weather up north. The clouds were a bit too thick to the west to produce much in way of sunset views, however.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, November 20, 2009
Hike Commenced: 3:57 PM
Parking Elevation: 425'
Destination: Jockey Cap
Ascent Commenced: 3:57 PM
Summit Reached: 4:02 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:05
Trailhead Elevation: 425'
Summit Elevation: 600'
Vertical Gain: 175'
Hike Ended: 4:31 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:34
Hike Vertical Gain: 175'

Jockey Cap Trail trailhead
Jockey Cap Trail trailhead

Lovewell Pond as seen from Jockey Cap - Click to enlarge
Lovewell Pond as seen from Jockey Cap

The sunset as seen from Jockey Cap - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from 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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