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Mt. Moosilauke
Warren, NH, Woodstock, NH, Benton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the abandoned Gorge Brook Slide Trail
Looking down the abandoned Gorge Brook Slide Trail

Route: Gorge Brook Trail, Gorge Brook Slide Trail, Moosilauke Carriage Road, (Mt. Moosilauke), Moosilauke Carriage Road, Hurricane Trail, Gorge Brook Trail

With the last good forecasted day before the hurricane, I headed up to Moosilauke.

Leaving the Gorge Brook Trail near the last water sign, I pushed around open woods for a few minutes and soon found the drainage leading to the slide and the abandoned Gorge Brook Slide Trail. The slide is slowly growing in and has some slabby/scrambly areas, but on the whole seems to resemble the Owl's Head slide with loose material, etc.

The slide eventually ended and an obvious path continued up to the Carriage Road, emerging in a waterbar. From there, it was a relatively short walk to the Glencliff junction and then a nice walk up to and above treeline.

For the descent, I took the Carriage Road down to the timely Hurricane Trail.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, August 26, 2011
Parking Elevation: 2,500'
Destination: Mt. Moosilauke
Time Elapsed: 2:00
Trailhead Elevation: 2,340'
Summit Elevation: 4,802'
Distance: 3.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,512'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:51
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,782'


The Gorge Brook Trail trailhead at the end of the Class of 1982 Bridge
The Gorge Brook Trail trailhead at the end of the Class of 1982 Bridge

Looking up the Carriage Trail near the Mt. Moosilauke summit
Looking up the Carriage Trail near the Mt. Moosilauke summit

Looking at the Franconia Ridge from the Mt. Moosilauke summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Franconia Ridge from the Mt. Moosilauke summit

The Hurricane Trail
The Hurricane Trail

Topographic map of Mt. Moosilauke - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 112 West to Route 118 south/west. Ravine Road will be on the right shortly after the height of land. Go down this dirt road and bear right. Limited parking available on the side of the road. Walk straight ahead past the kiosk, then take the first left, go left again, then go right across the bridge. The Gorge Brook Trail starts on the left thereafter.

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