Hiking Mount Moosilauke – 4,802 Feet | NH 4000 Footer

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Mount Moosilauke has a cool name, and even better views. There are various ways to reach the summit, with every option being a bit unique. The exposed summit gives hikers 360 degrees of breathtaking views of NH’s White Mountains.

Elevation: 4,802 Feet (1463.65 m)
Rating: Difficult
Distance: 7.6 miles (12.23 km)
Location: Grafton County, New Hampshire
Hike Time: 4-7 hours
Elevation Gain: 2,506 feet (763.83 m)

Video by Joseph Getts: View the rest of Getts Wild YouTube channel here

Trails

Beaver Brook Trail (Part of AT) | 7.6 miles round trip | 3,100 feet elevation gain

This is one of the most common trails with easy access right off of Route 112. It features many steep sections along the way and is considered very difficult. This trail features tons of beautiful waterfalls. Please take caution during wet times, and be especially cautious with proper traction during winter months (directions below).

 

Glencliff Trail (Part of AT) | 8.2 miles round trip | 3,300 feet elevation gain

This trail begins off of High Street in Warren, NH. It features a few steep sections along the way and is consider difficult. (directions below)

 

Gorge Brook Trail | 7.2 miles round trip | 2,550 feet elevation gain

This trail can be accessed by the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge (a road that is closed during the winter). This is one of the shorter routes up Moosilauke as long as Ravine Lodge road is opened. Directions Click Here

 

Moosilauke and Carraige Road Trail | 10.2 miles round trip | 3,100 feet elevation gain

This trail is accessed at the end of Breezy Point Road and features a lot of cross country skiing trails. This is one of the more gradual incline routes to the summit of Moosilauke, though it is longer in mileage than other options. Directions click here

This is the recommended winter route.

 

Trail Maps

Beaver Brook Trail Map:

Beaver Brook Trail - Mount Moosilauke

Map Courtesy of 4000footers.com

Glencliff, Gorge Brook and Moosilauke Trail Map:

Glencliff Trail Map - Mount Moosilauke

Map Courtesy of National Geographic’s White Mountain National forest Map. Buy Here.

Directions

To Beaver Brook Trailhead

To Glencliff Trailhead

Moosilauke in Winter

Moosilauke is an incredible winter hike. The winds can be crazy, and good views are often hard to come by, but it is a fantastic experience with the right equipment.

We recommend the Carriage road approach for winter months.

 

Weather Forecast

North Woodstock, NH

This Afternoon
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. West wind 25 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight
A chance of snow between midnight and 2am, then a chance of sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Wednesday
A chance of sleet before 8am, then a chance of snow and a chance of freezing rain between 8am and 9am, then rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Wednesday Night
Rain before 7pm, then rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Wind chill values as low as 0. Northwest wind 20 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday
A chance of snow before 8am, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 25. Northwest wind 40 to 45 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Thursday Night
A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

Friday
A slight chance of snow showers before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

 

Additional Pictures

Beaver Brook Trail

One of the many waterfalls along the Beaver Brook Trail

Moosilauke Summit Views

Beaver Brook Trail Views

Trail Views from Mount Moosilauke in Winter

Max DesMarais
Max DesMarais

Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and sharing experiences with others. Max is a published author for various outdoor websites and digital marketing websites. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about