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Trip Log


Bayle Mountain
Ossipee, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the trail to Bayle Mountain
Looking up the trail to Bayle Mountain

Route: Unknown snowmobile trail, red blazed trail, (Bayle Mountain), red blazed trail, unknown snowmobile trail

Since the mostly sunny day was still looking rather cloudy up north, I decided to stay local and head to Bayle Mountain. While I prefer the scenery from the western branch of the snowmobile trail, I decided to take the slightly shorter east branch to the trailhead.

The lower portion of the trail still had some late fall foliage, making things rather colorful. The trail, despite recent rains, was fairly dry.

The views from the summit were tremendous - though there were some clouds in the sky, the views seemed to be perhaps the best I've ever experienced from Bayle - Moose Mountain to the south and the mountains of Maine to the east were very clearly seen and appeared to be closer than they really are.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, October 30, 2008
Hike Commenced: 3:47 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,040'
Destination: Bayle Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:52 PM
Summit Reached: 4:15 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:23
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100'
Summit Elevation: 1,853'
Vertical Gain: 763'
Hike Ended: 5:01 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:14
Hike Vertical Gain: 873'

The trailhead to the trail to the Bayle Mountain summit
The trailhead to the trail to the Bayle Mountain summit

Looking at Green Mountain from the Bayle Mountain summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Green Mountain from the Bayle Mountain summit

Topographic map of Bayle Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From Route 16 South in West Ossipee, take a right onto Pine Hill Road. At the end of Pine Hill Road, take a right onto Ossipee Mountain Road. 2015 update: There is now a parking area off Marble Road, past Connor Pond.

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