Mount Hayes (via Centennial Trail)

mt hayes via centennial trail

Mount Hayes (via Centennial Trail)

Mount Hayes can be accessed from either Power Island in Gorham, or from the Centennial Trail (via Hogan Rd.) in Shelburne. From the Shelburne side, the hike to Mount Hayes is primarily along the Appalachian Trail (say "hello!" to all the thru-hikers in the summertime!) and is considered a challenging 6.6 mile out-and-back. Mount Hayes is the westernmost peak in the Mahoosuc Range, and from the summit you're rewarded with a birds-eye view of Gorham, the Androscoggin River, the northern sections of the Presidential Range, and the Carter Range. Be aware that this trail is well travelled in peak hiking season, so alternate parking and approaches should be considered. Mt. Hayes is on the New Hampshire 52 With a View hiking list.

Location & Parking

Hogan Rd, Shelburne, NH 03581
Parking Details
Parking available for 4-5 cars at Centennial Trailhead Parking Area on Hogan Road. Additional small spots available further down Hogan Road. Note: this is a rough dirt road.

Managing Organization

Managing Organization
U.S. Forest Service - White Mountain National Forest


Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
Pet Friendly