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Mt. Moosilauke
Benton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Benton Trail
Looking up the Benton Trail

Route: Benton Trail

Eager to try a new approach to Mt. Moosilauke, I decided to give the Benton Trail a try.

After eventually finding a way across the tricking water crossing, I worked my way up the intially gradual Benton Trail. With the exception of a few short, steeper areas, the trail was fairly gradual. It was, however, one of those trails that seemed to go on forever - false hope with the sight of the horizon ahead quite a few times.

While the peak was in the clouds when I started the hike, some fog lifted by the time I reached treeline, allowing for decent views in multiple directions.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Moosilauke
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, July 9, 2009
Hike Commenced: 3:54 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,700'
Destination: Mt. Moosilauke
Ascent Commenced: 3:54 PM
Summit Reached: 5:40 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:46
Trailhead Elevation: 1,700'
Summit Elevation: 4,802'
Distance: 3.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,152'
Hike Ended: 8:22 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:28
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,202'


The Benton Trail trailhead
The Benton Trail trailhead

Looking up the Benton Trail on the way to the Mt. Moosilauke summit
Looking up the Benton Trail on the way to the Mt. Moosilauke summit

Looking over Lincoln at Mt. Carrigain from near the summit of Mt. Moosilauke - Click to enlarge
Looking over Lincoln at Mt. Carrigain from near the summit of Mt. Moosilauke

Topographic map of Mt. Moosilauke - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 116 West from Kinsman Notch. Take a left onto Tunnel Brook Road. The Benton Trail trailhead and parking area will eventually be on the left.

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