Mahoosuc Trail to Mt. Hayes

I arrived at the trailhead in Gorham, New Hampshire a little after 1PM on Wednesday, May 6. From the parking lot along RT 16, cross the old Boston & Maine railroad bridge to the island, which you traverse and take the first path to the right. It takes you nearly to the power station and the official start of the Mahoosuc Trail. I followed the Mahoosuc to the summit of Mt. Hayes from which I got some nice shots of Gorham slumbering peacefully in the valley below. It’s about six miles in and out, and I’d classify the difficulty level as moderate. I was back at the B&M bridge shortly after 4 PM, so my average speed was 2 miles per hour. Click the arrow on the right to begin my slideshow with the ascent. Click any picture for a full-screen view.

The following views were taken from the top of Mt. Hayes, followed by the descent. It was a beautiful sunny day when I started out, but by the time I reached the top it had clouded up. Still, very beautiful and a hike I heartily recommend!

Trekking poles come in very handy, especially on the way back down!