New Hampshire Mountains

Moosilauke
Quick Facts
Elevation
4,802 ft.
Location
North Woodstock, NH
west of Franconia Notch
NH 112
Best Map
AMC White Mountain Guide,
26th ed., Map #4

Mountain
Summits.com
Recommendation

Strongly Recommended

Moosilauke from Moosilauke Ravine Lodge

     Mt. Moosilauke is one of the designated 48 Four Thousand Footers in New Hampshire. Its wide, bald (i.e. treeless) peak makes it a classic. The views from the top are spectacular. You see the imposing Kinsmans to the northeast and basically a very scenic 360 degree view. It is the most southwest of the high peaks in the White Mountains that are found mainly in the Franconia and Presidential Ranges. The Appalachian Trail goes over the summit of Moosilauke, coming up the Glencliff Trail from the west, and down the very steep Beaver Brook trail to the northeast. There are many trails leading to the summit from all directions. One of the starting points is Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, owned and operated by Dartmouth College. Dartmouth College students run the Lodge and provide dinner, lodging, and breakfast to guests from May through October. The Dartmouth Outing Club has a tradition every fall called the Moose Hike: up and down the mountain three times in one day using six trails, a total of 36 miles. The summit of Moosilauke, like many of the 4,000 footers in the Whites, is perpetually in and out of the clouds. It is also often very windy, so bring warm clothes. On a clear day, the views are impressive and vast.

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