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

Mt. Flagg
Tuftonboro, NH

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

Route: Mt. Flagg Trail, Gorilla Trail, (Mt. Flagg), Gorilla Trail, Mt. Flagg Trail

Looking to do something snow free, I decided to head down to the Ossipees and try Mt. Flagg on its own for the first time (I had previously hiked it only as part of traverses). After signing in at the camp office, I headed down the dirt road and was soon on the Mt. Flagg Trail.

The trail had suffered a moderate amount of damage from the December ice storm, thus resulting in me taking a few hours on the way up and down to move a bunch of downed branches and trees. It was a nice day - blue sky, warm temperatures, and very little snow! The views from the top were quite nice - a white Mount Washington looming over a snow-free Mount Chocorua.

Finishing up the trail maintenance and hiking around sunset, I was treated to watching a porcupine waddling across the field adajcent to the parking lot.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Flagg
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Hike Commenced: 3:46 PM
Parking Elevation: 965'
Destination: Mt. Flagg
Ascent Commenced: 3:49 PM
Summit Reached: 4:52 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:03
Trailhead Elevation: 920'
Summit Elevation: 2,390'
Distance: 2.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,510'
Hike Ended: 7:31 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:45
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,595'


Mt. Flagg Trail trailhead down the road from the Camp Merrowvista main office
Mt. Flagg Trail trailhead down the road from the Camp Merrowvista main office

Looking at Mt. Chocorua and Mt. Washington from Mt. Flagg - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Chocorua and Mt. Washington from Mt. Flagg

Topographic map of Mt. Flagg - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take 171 southeast from Route 25, past Castle in the Clouds. Take a left onto Canaan Road. The Mt. Flagg Trail trailhead is located downhill, beyond the farm house at Camp Merrowvista. Permission should be obtained to park there from the main office (the camp should be avoided when in session). The Camp is located at the end of Canaan Road, with a parking area across from a white farmhouse, which serves as the main office.

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