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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Sentinel Mountain
Ossipee, NH, Tuftonboro, NH

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

Route: Mountain Trail

It wasn't looking like a great day weatherwise, so I decided to stay local and hike Sentinel for the first time in awhile.

The trail was generally dry, with the exception of the muddy area just prior to the newer logging road. The last stretch was just as steep as I remember it - perhaps one of the steepest non-ledge trails in the region - steep enough to change my jogging pace to a walking pace.

The views seemed to be better than I recalled, with a herd path leading to a nice view not too far from the highpoint.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, July 23, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:33 PM
Parking Elevation: 880'
Destination: Sentinel Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:35 PM
Summit Reached: 3:52 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:17
Trailhead Elevation: 890'
Summit Elevation: 1,680'
Vertical Gain: 805'
Hike Ended: 4:16 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:43
Hike Vertical Gain: 830'

The Mountain Trail trailhead
The Mountain Trail trailhead

Looking over Dan Hole Pond out to the Belknaps from near the summit of Sentinel Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking over Dan Hole Pond out to the Belknaps from near the summit of Sentinel Mountain

Spotted touch-me-not near the trailhead
Spotted touch-me-not near the trailhead

Directions to trailhead: From Route 16 South in West Ossipee, take a left onto Old NH 16. After crossing under Route 16, take a right onto Folsom Road. Once in Center Ossipee, take a right onto Moultonville Road. A few minutes later, take a right onto Valley Road. Look for the entrance to Terrace Pines Campground, which will be on the right when Valley Road forks. Shortly down this road, take a right (immediately before a sign for the office). There is limited room for parking in front of the gate - do not block the gate. The Mountain Trail starts a few dozen feet beyond the gate, on the left.

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