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Hike Mount Moosilauke

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Mount Moosilauke Information

Elevation: 4,802 feet (1,464 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 2,933 feet (894 meters)
Location: Benton, NH, Grafton County
Range: Kinsman Range
Coordinates: 44°01'24.57" North     71°49'52.71" West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Difficult
Features: Alpine Zone What is an Alpine Zone?, Beaver Brook Waterfall, 360 Degree
Views, Appalachian Trail
Distance of highlighted hike below: 7.6 miles

Mount Moosilauke is a 4,802 foot mountain located in Benton, New Hampshire along the Kinsman Range. It is the Western-most 4,000 footer mountain in the White Mountains. The Appalachian Trail passes over the mountain. The summit is above tree line and offers magnificent 360 degree views of the Franconia Ridge and the Kinsmans to the North, Jobildunc Ravine to the Southeast, and the Green Mountains of Vermont to the West. The name Moosilauke means literally bald place from Native American words moosi + auke.

For peak-baggers:
Mount Blue is 1 roughly 1 mile from the summit of Mount Moosilauke
South Peak is roughly 1 mile from the summit of Mount Moosilauke
Mount Jim is roughly 2.2 miles from the summit of Mount Moosilauke

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Mount Moosilauke, Benton NH New Hampshire Summit White Mountains
Summit of Mount Moosilauke on a very windy day. Photo taken on September 25, 2010.
Mount Moosilauke Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Moosilauke.

Begin at the Beaver Brook Trail Parking Lot/Kinsman Notch on Route 112. Hike up the Beaver Brook Trail for 1.5 miles. This is a very difficult hike, as signed, so only attempt if you have experience. The path can be very slippery around the falls and difficult to navigate around. Along most of this part of the trail is right next to the beautiful 1,000 foot Beaver Brook Cascades. After 1.5 miles you will reach Beaver Brook Shelter. From there, continue up 0.4 miles until you reach the junction with Asquam Ridge Trail. Stay left/straight to continue up the Beaver Brook Trail for another 1.5 miles until you reach the junction with the Benton Trail. Stay left/straight to continue on the same trail for the last 0.4 miles to the summit of Mount Moosilauke. Retrace your steps back down the same way to get to the parking lot.

  Mount Moosilauke, Beaver Brook Trail Sign

Mount Moosilauke Map - Beaver Brook Trail, Appalachian Trail, Beaver Brook Cascades, Jobildunc Ravine, Mount Watemomee, South Peak, Mount Blue, Mount Jim, Gorge Brook Trail, Asquam Ridge Trail, Kinsman Notch, Kinsman Range, Beaver Pond, Benton Trail, Benton NH
Click to download PDF Trail Map of Mount Moosilauke 

Mount Moosilauke Photos Top

Mount Moosilauke, Benton NH New Hampshire Summit White Mountains
Cairns all along the filed near the summit of Mount Moosilauke on September 25, 2010.


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Mount Moosilauke as seen from the summit of Black Mountain in Benton, NH.

Mount Moosilauke Driving Directions Top

The parking lot for this hike is located on Route 112 in North Woodstock, NH. Take exit 32 off I-93. Turn onto 112 West and drive roughly 6 miles to the Beaver Brook Trail parking area.

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