Mount Moosilauke is the western most 4,000 foot mountain in New Hampshire. It summit is above treeline and has excellent views in every direction, in bad weather caution should be used above treeline on the summit mass. Mount Moosilauke's Trails are all kept in excellent shape by the Dartmouth Outing Club. There are foundation remnants of an old stone hotel that used to sit atop the summit until it burned down in 1942.
Trails I've Hiked
Beaver Brook Trail: 3.8 miles, elevation gain of 3,100 feet. The steepest and most fun approach to the summit of Mount Moosilauke off of Route 112 across from the southern terminus of the Kinsman Ridge Trail. The trail has moderate to steep grades with rough footing and some of the steeper rock pitches has re-bar to help you along the way. The trail passes by Beaver Brook Cascades and the Beaver Brook Shelter via a short side path. The last part of the trail is above treeline and exposed to the weather.
Gorge Brook Trail: 3.7 miles, elevation gain of 2,450 feet. The Gorge Brook trail starts at the end of Ravine Lodge Road and climbs with easy to moderate grades with good footing all the way to the summit of Mount Moosilauke. It follows close by the Gorge Brook for awhile and higher up has some good outlooks along the trail.
Glencliff Trail (A.T.) / Moosilauke Carriage Road (A.T.): 3.9 miles, elevation gain of 3,300 feet. The Glencliff Trail has easy to moderate grades with good footing and is in the woods until reaching the Moosilauke Carriage Road just below the south summit of Moosilauke. From here the Moosilauke Carriage Road ascends to the main summit in 0.9 miles over easy grades with rocky footing. The trail is in the scrub and then above treeline with great views but extremely exposed to winds especially out of the west.
Asquam-Ridge Trail: 3.9 miles, elevation gain of 1,750 feet, to summit via Beaver brook Trail 5.8 miles, elevation gain of 2,600 feet. The Asquam-Ridge Trail has easy to moderate grades the whole way. The start of the trail has been relocated since Hurricane Irene, it now starts at the end of Ravine Lodge Road at the turnaround. The lower section of the trail is eroded with rocks, roots, and mud but once past the Ace Merrill Loop junction the footing becomes much better as you ascend through pine and hardwoods. The trail never gets steep and is an easy climb to the Beaver Brook Trail.
February 19th, 2016: Up and Down Glencliif Trail and Moosilauke Carriage Road
October 24th, 2015: Up and down Beaver Brook Trail (with bushwhack of upper abandoned section)
July 13th, 2015: Up Moosilauke Carriage Road, down Benton Trail, up Tunnel Brook Road, across Tunnel Brook Trail
March 13th, 2015: Up and down Glencliff Trail and Moosilauke Carriage Road
August 18th, 2014: Up Glencliff Trail and Moosilauke Carriage Road, down Beaver brook Trail
April 21st, 2014: Up and Down Beaver Brook Trail
January 25th, 2014: Up and Down Beaver Brook Trail
December 3rd, 2013: Up and down Glencliff Trail & Moosilauke Carriage Road
August 9th, 2013: Up Asquam-Ridge Trail, Beaver Brook Trail, down Gorge Brook Trail
June 9th, 2013: Up Asquam-Ridge Trail, Beaver Brook Trail, Bushwhack, down Moosilauke Carriage Road, Snapper Trail, Gorge Brook Trail
August 2nd, 2012: Up and Down Beaver Brook Trail
May 26th, 2012: Up and Down Beaver Brook Trail
January 3rd, 2011: Up and down Glencliff Trail and Moosilauke Carriage Road
November 29th, 2009: Up Gorge Brooke Trail, across Glencliff Trail, down Moosilauke Carriage Road and Snapper Trail
August 12th, 2007: Up and Down Beaver brook Trail
December 9th, 2006: Up and Down Beaver Brook Trail (aborted)