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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 up the Carriage Trail
Looking up the Carriage Trail

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

For the ascent, we took the Snapper Trail up to the Carriage Road, on which there were some decent early fall colors. Morning fog and clouds moved away as we reached the summit, resulting in a nice extended stay in good temperatures.

For the descent, I headed down the Glencliff Trail, then back via the Hurricane Trail. The Glencliff side of this trail was rather grown in (though nice fall colors made up for it). From the height of land down, it was wet, slippery, and muddy. From the Carriage Road to Gorge Brook, it was smooth sailing.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, September 25, 2011
Parking Elevation: 2,500'
Destination: Mt. Moosilauke
Time Elapsed: 2:00
Trailhead Elevation: 2,340'
Summit Elevation: 4,802'
Vertical Gain: 2,512'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:51
Hike Vertical Gain: 4,482'


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

Looking at South Peak from the Mt. Moosilauke summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at South Peak from the Mt. Moosilauke summit

Foliage on the Hurricane Trail
Foliage on 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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