Posted on July 5, 2017 and last updated on August 20, 2017

Ossipee Hill, Waterboro


  • Preserve Size: NA
  • Trail Mileage: .8 miles in loop
  • Pets: yes
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Sights: view from summit (947 ft.)

This is a fairly easy hike with a nice view, although the trail was (in July, 2017) un-blazed. I didn’t have a lot of clearance on my car, so I parked it fairly far down the access road, McLucas Road. Once McLucas reaches the intersection with the stony Mountain Rd. up Ossipee Hill, you should park, if you haven’t done so already.

From here, walk up the stony Mountain Road for about .25 miles. Look for a a small footpath branching off to the right. When I was there, it was marked with an orange flag. You can take this to the ledge with views and then head down the ATV track to make a 1.3-mile or so loop, in total.

The view, at about 947 feet, is open and grassy, with a fire pit.  You can also head up the road a bit further to reach an old fire tower.

Directions: Take Route 5 south to Waterboro. Before  the Rt. 202 junction, take a right onto Ossipee Hill Road, and then an immediate right onto McLucas Road. The access road, off to the right, is about 1.7 miles up this road, on the left McLucas Road becomes a cow path at this point. There is parking here for one or two cars. But I stopped before this point because the road is very stony. I parked alongside the dirt road close to the last house on this road but I saw other cars go farther.

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