the top. Moosilaukee, NH via Glencliff Trail, Carriage Rd by: alsoout / newenglandtrailconditions Tried to drive up Ravine Road but didn’t have chains for my front wheel drive sedan so turned around. Mount Moosilauke is home to many different types of wildlife. Summit was entirely iced over and in the clouds with little visibility. In the winter, from the top you can descend/ski to the South Peak to check it out before skiing powder and heading down a wide carriage road and ski connector path to the bottom. I was hoping for views this time, but instead got a windy, snow filled day. Hiked on Sunday Nov 8. trail is mostly packed down. Trails Gorge Brook trail, starting at the Ravine Lodge, is probably the most popular trail on Mount Moosilauke (rt: 7.4 miles, 2,550 feet, 5:00). Despite being the 10th highest peak in the state, Moosilauke is generally considered one of the better summits in the White Mountains for beginners, particularly when hiked via … The lower elevations were in the 30s. Beautiful day. I felt my pack lighter but didn’t know they fell off. As Otto Schniebs, legendary Dartmouth Skiing Coach and Moosilauke trailbuilder, once said, “Ach, it is not a schport — it is a vay of life.” Overview of Attractions The Summit : 360 degree view, 100 acres of alpine tundra, ruins of Summit Camp and two Summit Cabins. This is a great beginner trail to the NH 4000 footers. Very chilly and windy at the peaks so bring layers! 10.5mi — 4h 00m Show 2 More Check-Ins Dec 29, 2017 Mac Weiler. Ravine rd. No blazes, but very defined. Lots of rock hopping, muddy areas to get to Gate closest to lodge is closed so we had to add an extra mile on each end. The vast majority of the trail mileage is technical. We didn’t need snow shoes but some ppl had them. I persisted and did ok as long as I took it slow. Mount Moosilauke Cairns, Mount Blue, and The Kinsmans Mount Moosilauke (4802) is one of the great peaks of the White Mountains with a substantial amount of picturesque above treeline hiking. Moosilauke, the most Western 4000-footer with beautiful views of the Franconia Ridge and Presidentials to the east and the Green Mountains of Vermont in the west. It was not the annual New Years Day hike up Mt. I took my snowshoes off (hence losing them) but did far better in the microspikes. If the gate to the lodge is closed, this will add almost 2 miles to your total roundtrip distance, making the full loop about 10 miles. Mount Moosilauke Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. Climbing Mount Moosilauke is a New Year's Day tradition for some hikers. Moosilauke are approximately equal to the worst reported from Antarctica, despite the much greater cold in the latter region. Mount Moosilauke via Gorge Brook Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Woodstock, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as difficult. In the winter, the Ravine Lodge Gate is closed 1.5 miles from the Lodge which will be added to your total distance if you ski it, but realistically this only adds 1.5 miles on the way up as you will be able to ski down the road pretty easily on the way out to your car behind the gate. No snow on the trail. It winds down to the lodge and you go around it and down the left side path to find the trailhead. Moosilauke – Gorge Brook Trail. Grey with purple tubing. Chipmunks can be seen jumping from tree to tree and White-Tailed Deer are often a common site. Beautiful easy 4K. Not too strenuous. Amazing hike. You will still be able to see the old foundation up there. plowed to gate. Weather was perfect. In the summer, Mt. Trail was a blast, narrow for a snowboard, but fun as heck! Get $30 off each New Hampshire OHRV registration when you join this NHOHVA affiliated club. Start on Beaver Brook Trail, which is also part of the Appalachian Trail. At this junction get off the Carriage road onto the Snapper ski trail going into the thicker woods (narrower trail) to bring you back to the Ravine Lodge Trailhead. The trail down via the Carriage Road and then the Hurricane trail was gradual and steady, but not difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Current trail status. Extremely chilly, wind and freezing rain at summit. One icy section about 2/3 up. Moosilauke is ranked 9th on the New England Fifty Finest peaks, a list of summits with the highest topographic prominence. Great condition without any snow or ice and view is great. Moosilauke but it was a most enjoyable hike on a beautiful clear day. We were a group of 4 sore beginner hikers. Only added a mile to the hike, nothing to cry about. It is the tenth highest and most southwesterly of the 4,000 foot summits in the White Mountains. The Mount Moosilauke and South Peak Loop at the White Mountain National Forest in Warren, New Hampshire is a difficult 8.2-mile loop hike that covers three trails and summits Mount Moosilauke and South Peak. spikes definitely, snow shoes optional. If you keep following the road by accident you may end up far from your vehicle. Beautiful hike. Moosilauke, there are remains of the Prospect House built in 1860, later known as the Tip Top House, a hotel similar to the one on the summit of Mt. Moosilauke, which used to have a hotel at the top. I’m so glad you found them! Hit more ice/snow near the top but not enough to need poles or micro spikes. Incredibly well-maintained, amazing summit view, and a pretty gradual ascent. It burned down in 1942. have to park about 1 mile from the trail head, but the walk from parking to the trail is easy. You are at the top of this massive dome of a mountain. Definitely a challenge in the snowy season, but very worth it. The view is phenomenal and it was under cast which made it even better. Got better when I went down the ridge a little and I had South Peak to myself. Really fun trail! Moosilauke Carriage Road SKI LINE. This peak is too close to the main peak and doesn't have enough vertical above the col to be considered a separate 4,000 footer but it is still worth the short walk to the top to check it out. Washington. Moosilauke via Benton Trail There's no better place than the crown of the Moose on a cool, breezy day with 100-mile visibility. Length 7.1 miElevation gain 2513 ftRoute type Out & back Mt. Mount Moosilauke via Gorge Brook Trail is a 11.4 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near North Woodstock, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as difficult. Your final ascent to the summit is a short distance from here. Since Ravine Lodge is the highest trailhead on the mountain, this is the trail with the least elevation gain. Beautiful forest walk to start off and no technical parts to the trail. Spike necessary. Moosilauke: Elevation: 4,802' Popular Trails: Beaver Brook Trail Benton Trail Carriage Road Glencliff Trail Gorge Brook Trail: Road Access Notes: Ravine Lodge Road generally closes in November or December and reopens in April or May. Came by the ravine cabin. Moosilauke welcomes northbound AT hikers to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, and the gradual ascent via the Glencliff Trail is a gracious host. An informational kiosk, picnic table and genuine 1970 NASA rocket is located at the beginning of the trail. The picture here is the ascent up South Peak from this junction, the other is looking down the carriage road in summer. The combination of high wind and low temperatures has such a cooling effect that the worst conditions on Mt. The gate to the lodge is closed this time of year but only added 1 mile along gravel road. Skin up ski down with griffin. It is recommended to use microspikes and crampons on this trail in snowy conditions. Crazy windy at the summit but otherwise not bad. Great hike with beautiful views. Make sure to do south peak as well, Great trail, lots of snow, hit high winds on summit, awesome all around. Nice trails offering superb 360 degree views of the whites at the summit. Tom those were my snowshoes that came off my bungee LOL! MountainSummits.com provides all the information you need to hike Mt. Moosilauke via the Glencliff Trail (also the Appalachian Trail) was just beginning, and already it was hard not to love this idyllic winter hike. This area does not get as much as sun. Parking is on one side of the Ravine Rd., although the road is gated in the winter. Mount Moosilauke has a number of trails to the summit, and I choose the Glencliff and Beaver Brook trails for an out and back run over the summit. Winter hiking anywhere in the White Mountains requires specialized equipment and skills, and experience in coping with weather, navigation, and winter gear. Glad we did the loop counterclockwise since snapper is less icy. Atlas E927. Black Brook, Mount Moosilauke, Ore Hill Brook. Beautiful day to hit the trails. spikes were good enough for yesterday. Moosilauke >> Download the FREE WMUR app Conservation officers were notified about … Moosilauke in the White Mountains of New Hampshire on a loop including the Gorge Brook, Carriage Road, and Snapper trails starting from Moosilauke Ravine Lodge. Fun trail, not marked but obvious, first mile was moderate following the river then got steeper as you ascended. Difficult. This is one of the more gradual incline routes to the summit of Moosilauke, though it is longer in mileage than other options. Mount Moosilauke, located about 8 miles west of Lincoln, NH (just south of Franconia Notch State Park), is a popular White Mountain hiking and backcountry skiing peak. The summit peaks at 4,802 feet with a prominence of 2,933 feet.If you're new to exploring the White Mountain range this … Trails: Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, Snapper Trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Beautiful trail by the water, great views at the top of both Moosilauke and South Peak. My photos don’t even capture the beauty that we saw today. This is a moderate white mountain hike with fantastic views and a large alpine zone. Walk back to where the carriage road starts down and get ready for an awesome ski descent/long walk down. Spikes recommended and hiking boots mandatory. Moosilauke to the northeast and South Peak to the south. South Peak had a couple inches of snow and some ice. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. It has been relocated recently to avoid the steepest parts of the old trail, and is now relatively easy. Overall great day to hike! It was tough for us but we made it ok and loved the views. It was slippery coming down. The lodge has been reported closed for the season. Very clear trail. The trail is filled with great picturesque views of the Moosilauke Group and surrounding countryside including … snow shoes optional. Let me know if these belong to you. One of my favorites. My last visit to Moosilauke was spent in the fog after an October snow storm. Mt. Add one mile each way on a flat, gravel road because of closed gate. Mount Moosilauke and South Peak Loop is a 8.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Glencliff, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. Mount Moosilauke is a great place to take wildlife photos, but make sure you don’t get too close to the animals and give them enough space so th… Looking forward to going again with less clouds. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. spikes are good enough. Mount Moosilauke and South Peak Loop is a 13.2 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Glencliff, New Hampshire that features a river and is rated as moderate. Near the top I made a bushwhack diversion to an obscure viewspot on the headwall of Tunnel Ravine. During winter months, the road leading to the trailhead will be closed. Crews search since Saturday night for missing hiker on Mt. This trail is accessed at the end of Breezy Point Road and features a lot of cross country skiing trails. Stellar trail. There is a large cairn marking the summit and you may be able to discern the foundation of an old summit hotel. perfect day! A little icy in some spots but overall well marked path. It took us about 5 hours total and was a bit difficult but definitely on the more moderate side for a New Hampshire hike. In the running for best day hike in New England. Start your descent down this wide old carriage road but watch for the next POI on the track and the trail sign for "Snapper ski trail" that will bring you back to the Ravine Lodge Trailhead. These posts have been tagged with Mount Moosilauke NH, or are within 1.5 miles of it. Follow the path next to the structure. Mt. Mount Jim and Mount Waternomee Ridge Trail, Mount Moosilauke via Glencliff Trail and Appalachian Trail, Appalachian Trail: Beaver Brook to South Peak, Mount Wolf and Kinsman Ridge via Appalachian Trail, Appalachian Trail: White Mountains National Forest, Mount Moosilauke via Gorge Brook Trail - Winter Route, Mount Moosilauke via Tunnel Brook Trail to the Benton Trail, Webster Slide Mountain via Wachipauka Pond Trail, Mount Moosilauke Loop via Asquam Ridge Trail to Gorge Brook Trail. It wasn’t a technical climb at all, and no scrambling. The lodge itself looked very cool but unfortunately closed this time of year. Water in camelback tube froze so be prepared for that as well. 4.8 7.4 mi / 2400 ft gain Mount Moosilauke is a 4000 footer located in the White Mountain Range of New Hampshire. The Appalachian Trail passes over the mountain. It was only 12° at the base and I wore smart wool base layers and was very comfortable. A fun loop hike with an optional epic backcountry ski descent if you choose the right time of year. Awesome trail and views. Do not attempt without spikes, you will very likely slip and it won't be a good fall. Website Designed at Homestead™ Make a Website and List Your Business at Homestead™ Make a Website and List Your Business If you brought skis, click in because this is where the fun starts! The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from May until October. Upper third of the mountain was all ice, but fantastic views. Awesome Sunday, blue sky and see very very far. Ravine road is plowed to the gate. In 3 miles turn on to SR-118 which you will follow for 7.2 miles before turning right on to Ravine Road. Follow Beaver Brook Trail for 3.8 miles all the way to the summit of Mount Moosilauke and descend using the same route. Gorge brook was fairly wet so having poles helped. The summit is beautiful but there were sustained winds around 25-30 miles per hour so didn’t linger too long. Parking is available about a mile or so from the trailhead. I decided on Mt. Awesome conditions. Java and I took the George Brook trail up and came back down from South Peak via Carriage / Snapper trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail. After you hit the treeline keep trekking past the misleading false summit. The ascent of Mt. Mount Moosilauke is a really fun day hike that offers amazing views. Top of the mountain is extremely windy and cold so be prepared. Anyone else able to make down ravine in late December / early January without chains and with a sedan? The posted mileage is about 15.5 miles with 6400' of vertical. How to find the trailhead: As you approach the lodge there is a fork in the road, go to the right and follow until you see a nice wooden structure on your left. I think it … We went up Gorge Brook Trail..not much ice or snow but had some muddy spots. Moosilauke, NH Trail Conditions and Information: Peak: Mt. Definitely bring a ski mask. CLOSED. After just 3 miles turn onto 118 which you will want to follow for 7.2 before turning right onto Ravine Road. Also, I found a pair of snowshoes near the peak - via Gorge Brook. But be prepared to shed them as well. SOURCE: "Mt. Found 1-3-2021. perfect day. First gate open but 2nd was locked. South peak was complete opposite.. sunny and calm. Glencliff has the greatest amount of vertical climb, and Beaver Brook is special. A good challenge for us broken bodies. Going down Snapper was great. Fresh snow. Hike Mount Moosilauke via Gorge Brook Trail. Extremely severe storms can develop suddenly and unexpectedly, especially above treeline. Decent conditions. Icy near the top and snow on top of moosilauke. Fun hike! It was tough for me going up, although just as a strong cardio workout. I only hope it forebodes what the new year will bring. Trail was great (no snow, little mud) until the last two-thirds mile where it started to be very icy. Head up the very steep path alongside the beautiful Beaver Brook Cascades. Mt. The Carriage Road trail is wide and gradual, it was a little over 10 miles and took us a little over 6 hours to do. Download the free, full-sheet USGS 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Moosilauke topo map as an Adobe PDF. I sent you a message on Facebook messenger. Fresh snow and only ones on the trail. What you mostly see is the trail down from Mount Moosilauke towards South Peak, so the views aren't exceptional from South Peak, but it was pretty. Summit was fogged in so views were not visible. The trail itself is pretty gradual right until you near closer to the summit. A beautiful mid November Saturday for hiking, so the line of cars was pretty long by time time we drove up from Boston and arrived around 10. Snapper trail was muddy. From here you are going to descend to the South Peak and then head down the Old Carraige Road to the Snap trail back to the Trailhead. Fantastic views of the presidential range from the top! For bird lovers, the trails that line the mountain are the perfect areas to see many of the area’s bird population. At the summit of Mt. Mount Moosilauke, New Hampshire topographic map and nearby trails. It is sometimes referred to as the "Gentle Giant". Went up gorge brook and came down via carriage road. Last Known Status: Open: This multiple use linear trail is about four miles long but eventually ties into the Mount Moosilauke ATV Club trails. Dec 30 | Mt. Hikers can still park at the closure and walk a mile one-way to the trailhead. The combination of moderate difficulty and amazing views from the summit has made Mt. It is the farthest west of the NH 4000' peaks and it's summit is a large exposed area above treeline offering wide ranging views which many consider the best in the Whites. Route Description This route heads up the west side of the Moosilauke Group and ends up in the saddle between Mt. Thin layer of slushy snow down to maybe 3000 feet on gorge brook. Moosilauke Area," by Alex Tait '86, published in Reaching That Peak, by David Hooke '86. The road to the lodge is closed part way up so depending on where you park on the road except to add a mile each way to the hike. Ravine Lodge is at the end of this road. Snapper Ski Trail - Originally built as for skiing, this trail was named for Ed "Snapper" Harris who worked on the trails at Moosilauke for many years. Note: Mount Moosilauke is a great hike you can do in the winter months for the experienced winter hiker. Brought micro spikes but didn’t need them. Take exit 32 off I-93 to connect with State Route 112 heading West. Anyone without spikes was turning around. Parked by the lodge (gate closed, added an extra mile each direction), took Gorge Brook Trail up, then down Carriage Road to Snapper Trail. Mount Moosilauke is a 4,802-foot-high mountain at the southwestern end of the White Mountains in the town of Benton, New Hampshire, United States. There's no trail markers per se but the trails themselves are well maintained and the paths easy to follow. top is exposed so windy as expected. Trail in good condition. Take I-93 to exit 32, North Woodstock, connecting with NH SR-112/118 West. Moosilauke one of the most popular 4,000 footers in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Hiked on 11/13. Highly recommend! The Benton Trail is a pleasant and lightly-used approach from the NW. Beavers and bobcats also call this mountain home and can be sighted along the rivers and trails. 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