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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

After getting chased by high winds off the Algonquin Trail a bit below the Sandwich Dome, we decided to head over to the Ossipees and get a little more hiking in on a nice sunny day.

Though the leaves made things a bit slippery, the ascent was much easier than the previous hike, as there was very little in way of winds or ice with which to deal. The summit, on the other hand was a bit cold and windy. The views made up for this, however, as peaks in all directions were very easily seen.

Since there are much larger peaks to the west, there wasn't much to see in terms of a sunset as we descended. Nonetheless, there was enough light to get back to the trailhead without headlamps.

Another nice hike to Bayle Mountain!

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, November 23, 2008
Hike Commenced: 3:04 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,005'
Destination: Bayle Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:18 PM
Summit Reached: 3:42 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:24
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100'
Summit Elevation: 1,853'
Vertical Gain: 763'
Hike Ended: 4:35 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:31
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,028'

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. Shortly after passing Connor Pond, bear right onto Marble Road. Just before a narrow wooden bridge, the snowmobile trail enters on the right (and then leaves on the left after the bridge), marked slightly off the road with an orange gate. Park here without blocking the roads or trails, and head up the snowmobile trail on the right. The trailhead will be about 10-20 minutes up this snowmobile trail, to the left at a height of land on a curve in the road, marked with a cairn.

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