Carter Range Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews

Carter Range Loop is a 14.3 mile loop trail located near Gorham, NH that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

14.3 miles 4619 feet Loop

dog friendly


nature trips



Middle Carter, South Carter, Carter Dome, & Mount Hight in a day loop hike. The Nineteen Mile Brook Trail will take you to the source of the brook passing several fun water holes on the way. Two miles up the trail it will split with you heading to climbers left up to Zeta Pass were you can access the Carter-Moriah Trail to reach both South and Middle Carter before returning to the pass and then up Mount Hight to Carter Dome.

2 months ago

Great trail , steady climb but not bad at all
Went up to Wildcat A then down to the Carter Hut and back to 19 Mile Brook Trail. A little over 5 hrs 11+ miles

1 year ago

I think this trail is the fastest way from the road to Carter Notch hut (a 4-mile 1-way trip), Carter Dome and Wildcat Mountain's main peak (north of the ski resort peaks). From the road it is a pleasant but steady uphill hike. It is almost entirely wooded, so there aren't many expansive views - although there are 2 beautiful little lakes at the end of the trail just a few yards beyond you can scramble onto the "Ramparts" boulder field below Carter Dome which our kids LOVED and from which there are some nice views of the mountains and valleys beyond.