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Mary's Mountain
Freedom, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down Mary's Mountain Trail
Looking down Mary's Mountain Trail

Route: Mary's Mountain Trail

Since it was an increasingly cloudy day, I decided to stay local for a quick afternoon hike.

After parking in the upper lot, I quickly set foot up the Mary's Mountain Trail. I was surprised to see some patches of ice at such a low elevation, though fortunately they were few and far between. I was also surprised to see some new metallic blazes on the summit ridge - perhaps I'll check into where that trail comes from.

Despite the increasing clouds, the views from the summit were nonetheless pretty good, with both Foss Mountain and Green Mountain easily seen.

The last non-snow hike of the year? We shall see.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mary's Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, November 24, 2008
Hike Commenced: 3:29 PM
Parking Elevation: 480'
Destination: Mary's Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:29 PM
Summit Reached: 3:45 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:16
Trailhead Elevation: 495'
Summit Elevation: 944'
Distance: .7 mile
Vertical Gain: 469'
Hike Ended: 4:05 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:36
Hike Distance: 1.4 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 489'

The Mary's Mountain Trail trailhead
The Mary's Mountain Trail trailhead

Looking at Green Mountain from the summit of Mary's Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Green Mountain from the summit of Mary's Mountain

Topographic map of Mary's Mountain

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from West Ossipee to Route 41 East. Take a right on Ossipee Lake Road. Head down this for a few minutes, then take a left onto Shawtown Road (Danforth Bay Campground sign). Go straight on this road, then take a left and park in the RV/day parking lot. The Mary's Mountain Trail trailhead is located just above the northwest corner of the parking lot.

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