Foss Mountain

A community treasure – preserve, protect and enjoy

Managed by the Eaton Conservation Commission

We strive to maintain the beauty and natural resources of Foss Mountain, while nuturing sustainable recreational use.

Fall 2022 News!

Volunteer Work Day

9am on Foss October 22nd, 2022

Rain date: October 23rd

Fill holes with bark chips, spread sulfur, and help with trail maintenance. RSVP Marnie Cobbs 603-447-3877 or eatonconservationcommission@gmail.com

In late February the Eaton Conservation Commission sponsored a presentation on Finding a Shared Vision for Eaton Town Lands. Foss Mountain was a major focus of this presentation. Press the button below to view this presentation.

CONNECTING with the NATURAL WORLD

The short hike up to the top of Foss Mountain is inviting to the youngest and eldest of us and offers a panoramic view that reminds us of our small place in the natural world. Slow down, feel the wind, and notice that you are in a unique place. Respect other visitors. If the parking lot is full, please come back another time to avoid overuse. Join our stewardship family by being a thoughtful visitor, and by contributing time or money. The Eaton Conservation Commission works hard to keep the ridge from growing up to trees by tri-annual cutting, periodic prescribed burns and volunteer help.

Foss Mountain Regulations

  • Permits are required for all events and Commercial Use, no group size to exceed 15 people

  • Leave Bicycles, Snowmobiles, Motorcycles & Strollers at the Trailhead Parking Lot

  • NO FIRES – NO FIREWORKS

  • CARRY IN/CARRY OUT – NO CAMPING OR OVERNIGHT PARKING

  • Public Blueberry Picking is Allowed ONLY at the Top of Foss Mountain (NO Rakes or Resale)

  • Please do not pick berries in areas Posted "No Blueberry Picking"

Access to Foss Mountain

Foss Mountain Road is late to thaw in the Spring and early to receive snowfall.

Please park at the Lower Parking Lot if in doubt!

Summer Directions to Foss Mountain Trailhead:

From route 153 in Eaton, NH – on the north shore of Crystal Lake, turn east onto Brownfield Road. Turn right in 1.6 miles onto Bull Pasture Road. In 1 mile, turn right onto Stewart Road. In .3 miles , bear left at the next intersection onto Foss Mountain Road. Continue approximately 1.5 mile to trailhead parking on right.

  • PLEASE NOTE: This road is a single lane dirt road that gets high volume use. It is maintained by the town of Eaton, but is "use at your own risk". There are very few places to turn around or pass another vehicle and 4-wheel drive is recommended.

  • PLEASE NOTE: NO PARKING ON FOSS MOUNTAIN ROAD. If the Trailhead Parking Lot is full, please use the Lower Parking Lot or plan to visit Foss Mountain on another day.

Winter Directions to Foss Mountain Trailhead:

From route 153 in Eaton, NH – on the north shore of Crystal Lake, turn east onto Brownfield Road. Turn right in 1.6 miles onto Bull Pasture Road. Turn right onto Stewart Road in 1 mile. In .3 miles , bear left at the next intersection onto Foss Mountain Road. Continue approximately .5 to winter trailhead parking on right.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Foss Mountain Road is NOT maintained in winter. There is NO parking past our winter parking lot.