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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 up Mountain Trail
Looking up Mountain Trail

Route: Mountain Trail

With not too much time available, I headed down to Sentinel Mountain for a quick jog.

Starting at the trailhead, there was nice foliage. Reaching steeps in the softwood area, my place slowed to a walk.

The viewpoints near the summit provided great scenery to the south. Hopping on the big boulder, I was able to see through the trees a snow covered Mt. Washington to the right of Mt. Chocorua.

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

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hike Commenced: 3:29 PM
Parking Elevation: 880'
Destination: Sentinel Mountain
Ascent Commenced: 3:30 PM
Summit Reached: 3:44 PM
Time Elapsed: 00:14
Trailhead Elevation: 890'
Summit Elevation: 1,680'
Vertical Gain: 805'
Hike Ended: 4:09 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:40
Hike Vertical Gain: 830'

The Mountain Trail trailhead
The Mountain Trail trailhead

Looking at Mt. Chocorua and Mt. Washington from the boulder near the summit of Sentinel Mountain - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Chocorua and Mt. Washington from the boulder near the summit of Sentinel Mountain

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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