Hiking Guide

 New Hampshire
 New York
 Rhode Island

 View All

 NE 4,000 Footers
 NE 100 Highest
 NH 4,000 Footers
 NH 100 Highest
 NH 52 With A View
 NH Belknap Range
 NH Ossipee 10


Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Mahoosuc Arm, ME
Success, NH, Riley, ME, Grafton, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Notch Trail
The Notch Trail

Route: Notch Trail, Mahoosuc Trail, May Cutoff, Speck Pond Trail

Notch Trail was fairly dry (though some bog bridges were slippery) and smooth sailing. Nicest footbed of the day.

Mahoosuc Trail through the notch was slippery, thanks in part to the overnight rain, as well as abundant moss, etc. Slow going, but not as difficult as I had thought it would be.

Lots of slippery ledge ascending up to the height of land near the Arm. Found a very nice view ledge just off the trail prior to the height of land.

One 50 foot section of flooded trail on the May Cutoff, maybe 3" deep.

Speck Pond Trail had lots of wet/slippery ledge up high, then a few areas of somewhat overgrown weeds in the logging cut.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Mahoosuc Arm
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, September 1, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,650'
Destination: Mahoosuc Arm
Time Elapsed: 04:12
Trailhead Elevation: 1,650'
Summit Elevation: 3,765'
Vertical Gain: 2,365'
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:44
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,405'

The Notch Trail trailhead
The Notch Trail trailhead

The Mahoosuc Trail in Mahoosuc Notch
The Mahoosuc Trail in Mahoosuc Notch

Looking toward Mahoosuc Notch from Mahoosuc Arm - Click to enlarge
Looking toward Mahoosuc Notch from Mahoosuc Arm

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from Gorham, NH. Take a right onto Route 16 Truck Route. Take a right onto a road with a brown OHRV sign (Success Pond Road). Head up this dirt road for some time, passing Alder Brook Road on the left. A few minutes thereafter, the Goose Eye Trail trailhead will be on the right (a logging road). A few minutes thereafter, the access road for the Notch Trail will be on the right. The Notch Trail trailhead will be at the end of this access road, with some room for parking.

Back to Mahoosuc Arm Profile

Copyright 2002-2018, All Rights Reserved.