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. 

Please park in the winter parking lot for the season. Foss Mountain Road (beyond the two houses above it) is icy and unmaintained. Recent, heavy rains wash out the road and driving on it further damages it.

Thank you! Eaton Conservation Commission 

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

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. 

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.