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Important Notice About the Ossipee Mountains   Important Notice About the Ossipee Mountains and Trail Access (Updated May 10, 2015)

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 Bayle Mountain Trail near the summit
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?


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, May 6, 2010
Hike Commenced: 5:36 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,005'
Destination: Bayle Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 5:45 PM
Summit Reached: 6:00 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100'
Summit Elevation: 1,853'
Vertical Gain: 763'
Hike Ended: 6:36 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:00
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,028'


The Bayle Mountain Trail trailhead on the snowmobile trail
The Bayle Mountain Trail trailhead on the snowmobile trail

Bluets on the snowmobile trail
Bluets on the snowmobile trail

Green Mountain and Ossipee Lake as seen from Bayle Mountain - Click to enlarge
Green Mountain and Ossipee Lake as seen from Bayle Mountain

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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