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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.

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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 Carriage 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

Mount Moosilauke Trail Map

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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

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Tuesday
A chance of rain showers between noon and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2pm and 4pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday
A slight chance of rain showers before 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday
Rain showers likely before 11am, then showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

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 hikingandfishing.com. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor adventure, travel, and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, backcountry skier, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. Max grew up hiking all around New Hampshire and New England. He became obsessed with the New Hampshire mountains, and the NH 48, where he guided hikes and trail runs in the White Mountains. Since moving out west, Max has continued climbed all of the Colorado 14ers, is always testing gear, learning skills, gaining experience, and building his endurance for outdoor sports. You can read more about his experience here: hikingandfishing/about

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  1. Max DesMarais November 27, 2016

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