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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 Bayle Mountain Trail
Looking up the Bayle Mountain Trail

Route: Unknown snowmobile trail, Bayle Mountain Trail, (Bayle Mountain), Bayle Mountain Trail, unknown snowmobile trail

On yet another hot day, I decided to take it easy. The Bayle Mountain Trail was dry, though it still had plenty of blowdowns on it, thanks to it's status of being an unmaintained maintained trail that hikers aren't allowed to clean up. Thank you, Federal tax dollars.

The views from the summit were hazy, though still unique. While there were ripe blueberries all around, I left them alone, as I figured it would violate one of the dozens of restrictions on signs plastered on trees at the Federal easement boundaries.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, July 8, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:26 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,005'
Destination: Bayle Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:37 PM
Summit Reached: 3:59 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:22
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100'
Summit Elevation: 1,853'
Vertical Gain: 763'
Hike Ended: 4:46 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:20
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,028'

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

The Nickerson Mountains as seen from Bayle Mountain - Click to enlarge
The Nickerson Mountains 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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