Elevation

4,802 ft / 1,463 m

Prominence

2,933 ft / 893 m

Summits

418 summits

Top climbing months

July   14%

June   13%

August   12%

Most climbed route

Gorge Brook Trail

Class 1

Highlights

  • A treeless summit that offers panoramic views of Franconia Ridge and the Kinsmans to the north.
  • Moosilauke is the 10th highest as well as the southwesternmost of the 4,000 foot summits in the White Mountains.
  • The Appalachian Trail passes over the mountain.
  • Mount Moosilauke is a 4000-footer in the southwest White Mountains of New Hampshire.
  • Most commonly climbed route to the summit is the Gorge Brook Trail from Ravine Lodge. You can make it a loop by returning via the Carriage Road and Snapper Trail.
  • The Moosilauke Ravine Lodge on the southeast side of the mountain offers food and accommodations to hikers. The Lodge is owned by Dartmouth College and is run by members of the Dartmouth Outing Club.
"headed to the moose to help Roger finish his regular season 48. We had plans to hike Friday and Sunday...but neither day looked good for views and after the latest snow storm we decided to flip and do the moose Friday and finish on owls head on Sunday. I was still recovering from the stomach flu which meant eating was tough...my energy was zapped so I let Roger break most of the way to ensure I made it back down! Felt significantly better on our way down...I even had an appetite which was exciting. No views, or at least 80% cloudy views. A great climb though...and the white every way you " - shay-shay, Mar 9, 2018
"Crisp, foggy, but beautiful hike via the pleasant Gorge Brook Tr. Thankful for bright orange summit signs and the hat and gloves I packed. 2.5hr up, lunch break slightly below the peak, 2hr down. No trekking poles or scrambling." - gooner, Sep 30, 2017
"Beautiful sunny day on the ground. Cloudy, windy, socked-in views (or lack thereof) at the top. We did get some views of the mountains peaking between the clouds on the South Peak on our stop on the way down." - HikeLikeMike, Sep 10, 2017
"Summited Mount Moosilauke during loop with Moosilauke South Peak. Trip: Gorge Brook Trail > Moosilauke Carriage Trail > South Peak Spur (out and back) > Moosilauke Carriage Trail > Snapper Trail > Gorge Brook Trail" - kpreston21, Jul 29, 2017
"Decided to go up via Benton trail. The access road to the trail head had many wash outs and we finally parked it 1/4 below the trail head. On Tunnel Brook trail there was massive damage from the Saturday's flash floods. We were astounded how high the water had been less than a day before. On Benton trail the brook crossing was very difficult. The brook was running high and fast. Had to wade across barefoot, with poles, just a little dangerous. Whole sections of the trail were running streams. Other than that, a good day for a good hike." - Alohabuffy, Jul 2, 2017

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