Posted on October 30, 2015 and last updated on August 16, 2017

Jockey Cap Rock, Fryeburg


  • Preserve Size: Not sure
  • Trail Mileage: ~.5-mile round trip
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy to moderate
  • Sights: views (600-ft. summit)

This must be a popular spot with local people and visitors because at the base parking lot, there are signs instructing you not to park for more than two hours! There is no one trail up this rock, and whichever path you choose will get you to the open, rocky summit (as long as you continue climbing generally upwards). The views are quite pretty from the top. I can see why people might want to take their lunch breaks here. It takes just a few minutes to summit. Evidently, Jockey Cap’s ledges are popular with rock climbers, too.

Directions: The trailhead is next to Quinn’s Jockey Cap Country Store, on Route 302, close to the village. Park to the left of the store if you’re facing north.


Let me know if you have any trail updates or corrections!