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Foss Mountain
Eaton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Foss Mountain Trail as clouds roll in
Looking up the Foss Mountain Trail as clouds roll in

Route: Foss Mountain Trail, (Foss Mountain North Peak), Foss Mountain Trail

The weather forecast didn't look good at all - clouds, rain, thunderstorms...yet, outside it looked good, and the radar and satellite imagery showed any potential cells being a few hours away. Thus, I decided to hike White Ledge.

Upon passing Chocorua Lake, dark clouds working their way north to south began to concern me. Thus, I changed course and headed to Foss Mountain for a quick hike.

Fortunately the summer parking area was now accessible, enabling a quick hike up the snow and ice free trail.

The views from the top, though somewhat cloudy and hazy, were nonetheless decent. The wind was surprisingly strong - if it wasn't for the near 90 degree temperature, it would have been a bit bitter. It was strong enough to almost knock me over - not something one would expect from a 1,600+ foot peak!


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Foss Mountain (North Peak)
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Hike Commenced: 3:39 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,420'
Destination: Foss Mountain (North Peak)
Ascent Commenced: 3:39 PM
Summit Reached: 3:45 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:06
Trailhead Elevation: 1,420'
Summit Elevation: 1,647'
Distance: .5 mile
Vertical Gain: 247'
Hike Ended: 3:57 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:18
Hike Vertical Gain: 267'


The Foss Mountain Trail trailhead next to the seasonal portion of Foss Mountain Road
The Foss Mountain Trail trailhead next to the seasonal portion of Foss Mountain Road

Looking at the Mount Washington Valley from the Foss Mountain north peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Mount Washington Valley from the Foss Mountain north peak

Topographic map of Foss Mountain


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 153 North to Brownfield Road. Take a right onto Bull Pasture Road. Take a right onto Stewart Road. Take a left onto Foss Mountain Road. The non-winter parking area is located a few miles up on the left and the trailhead is on the right, at the bottom of the blueberry fields.

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