Trail Last Updated: 01/06/2023

Beaver Pond Trail

Formerly known as Old Pequawket Trail, this is 2.2 miles out and back. Trailhead is at the junction of Ossipee Lake Rd. and Pequawket Trail. Parking and a green kiosk with maps are at the trailhead. The surface is sand and wide gravel and it’s grade is low and flat.

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Trail Last Updated: 01/06/2023

Trout Pond Trail

3 miles out and back to Trout Pond but you can just walk and turn around at your will. Trail is wide, sand, gravel with slight incline.
Turn right onto Ossipee Lake Rd. off of  Rt. 153. Just after “The Spot” convenience store, turn right onto Shawtown Rd. About .22 miles on left is a dirt road with a sign that says Mary’s Mountain to the right. Turn left on the dirt road and you will come to the kiosk and gate. (last update May 2024)  Formerly known as Jackman Ridge Trail
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Helpful Tips

  1. Plan and educate yourself about the difficulty ratings of walking paths – easy, moderate or difficult. Carry a guidebook with maps or take a photograph of kiosk trail head maps.
  2. Walk with a friend for safety and companionship. If hiking alone, be sure to tell a friend or a relative where you are hiking. Carry a smart phone, but also ensure there is coverage.
  3. Stay on designated paths, respect private and public land. Be considerate of animal wildlife habitat and wild plants – take pictures and leave nature undisturbed.
  4. Stay hydrated, carry water and snacks.
  5. Have appropriate hiking footwear with good traction.
  6. Wear appropriate clothing based on daily weather conditions and temperatures. Consider sunglasses, insect repellent (ticks), layers, trekking poles, and in the winter – micro spikes, YakTrax or snowshoes.
  7. Carry out trash and keep pets on leash unless otherwise posted and bring bags to dispose of pet wastes.
  8. Assess the parking situation at the trailhead, be sure to lock your vehicle and do not leave any valuables in the car.
  9. Take a few minutes to stretch and warm up before hiking.
  10. Stop regularly to ensure everyone is comfortable with the pace, the terrain, and their physical condition.

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AlbanyBarlettChathamConwayEatonFreedomFryeburg, MaineHart's LocationJacksonMadisonOssipeeTamworth