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
Distance: 7.6 miles
Location: Grafton County, New Hampshire
Hike Time: 4-7 hours
Elevation Gain: 2,506 feet
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
Beaver Brook Trail Map:
Glencliff, Gorge Brook and Moosilauke Trail Map:
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.
North Woodstock, NH
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. South wind around 10 mph.
A chance of snow after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Southeast wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.
Snow before 10pm, then snow and sleet between 10pm and 2am, then rain. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Southeast wind 20 to 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Rain showers likely before 7am, then a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Southwest wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. West wind 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.
Isolated snow showers before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 28.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.