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.
Trail Adopters Needed
for Trail maintenance and to care for water bars.
Prescribed Burn Completed May 9 on Foss.
Caution! Proceed at your own risk. Our trail suffered heavy damage during recent storms. Walking surfaces may be uneven.
Donations Needed for Trail Repair!
Eaton Conservation Commission
PO Box 88,
Town of Eaton, NH 03832
In late February, 2022 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 offers the youngest and eldest of us 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.