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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 Bayle Mountain Trail near the summit
Route: Unknown snowmobile trail, Bayle Mountain Trail, (Bayle Mountain), Bayle Mountain Trail, unknown snowmobile trail
After a long day at work, I had time to get a short hike in. Having not been to Bayle since the previous summer due to a state-sponsored closing of a Federally funded easement, it was nice to be able to enjoy the unique summit views.
Unfortunately, there were 11 blowdowns on the trail, along with signs saying the public were prohibited from doing anything about it (despite being a Federally "protected" trail). Who is John Galt?
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Bayle Mountain Trail trailhead on the snowmobile trail
Bluets on the snowmobile trail
Green Mountain and Ossipee Lake as seen from 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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