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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 down the Glencliff Trail on the way to the Mt. Moosilauke summit
Looking down the Glencliff Trail on the way to the Mt. Moosilauke summit

Route: Glencliff Trail, Moosilauke Carriage Road, (Mt. Moosilauke), Moosilauke Carriage Road, Glencliff Trail

With a nice weather forecast and a rare Tuesday night free, I opted to head over to Glencliff and hike Mt. Moosilauke.

The first mile or so of the Glencliff Trail was snow free with a few wildflowers. Above there, monorail started develop. Reaching the steeps, I donned my snowshoes for the climb to the ridge. While there was still a good four feet of snow or so on the upper portion of the trail, the snow line was down by a good four or five feet from a few weeks earlier.

Walking into the alpine zone, I took off my snowshoes and barebooted the rest of the way to the summit. From there, I had excellent views (albeit hazy to the west) in all directions. While it looked like it would be a good sunset, I didn't want to wait around an hour for it.

The descent went smoothly and I was able to make it back to the trailhead without needing a headlamp.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Hike Commenced: 4:28 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,530'
Destination: Mt. Moosilauke
Ascent Commenced: 4:28 PM
Summit Reached: 6:35 PM
Time Elapsed: 02:07
Trailhead Elevation: 1,490'
Summit Elevation: 4,802'
Distance: 3.9 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,317'
Hike Ended: 8:21 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:53
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,362'


The Glencliff Trail trailhead at the edge of the parking area
The Glencliff Trail trailhead at the edge of the parking area

A yellow violet near the Glencliff Trail
A yellow violet near the Glencliff Trail

Looking up the Moosilauke Carriage Road on the way to the Mt. Moosilauke summit
Looking up the Moosilauke Carriage Road on the way to the Mt. Moosilauke summit

Looking at the Franconias and Presidentials from Mt. Moosilauke - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Franconias and Presidentials from Mt. Moosilauke

Topographic map of Mt. Moosilauke - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 25 West from Plymouth to Glencliff. Take a right onto High Street. The Glencliff Trail parking area will be a few minutes up this road on the right. The trail can be accessed either from the back of the parking lot or a few hundred feet downhill.

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