Mahoosuc is located on the New Hampshire border in central Oxford County. The Mahoosuc Unit and Grafton Notch State Park comprise more than 30,000 acres of rugged mountainous terrain. Scenic vistas from remote mountaintops attract backpackers, while just a short distance from the road streams and waterfalls sculpted by glaciers await walkers and picnickers.

1 month ago

A truly beautiful hike! I would definitely recommend this one. You spend a good amount of time in the woods before your ascent. Once you are out of the trees, the view is breathtaking.

Did the top by another trail. Nice hike and great view on top!

10 months ago

I started out parking just beyond the Wright trail head. It took me an hour and a half of hiking through thick forest before I reached a clearing almost to the top. The terrain is rough, a lot of roots, rocks and wet land. Once the treeline opens up you instantly see amazing views. Though this hike was very strenuous I highly recommend it. The brook along the way is a nice spot to rest. At the end of my hike, once back to the trailhead I went down to the brook to do some exploring. That was unique, a good stretch of it was all ledge, you could walk on either side very easily by hoping along the ledge. Small waterfalls along the way.

One of my all-time favorite mountains. Truly breathtaking. I recommend backpacking if you are able. Note: this trail is actually called the Wright Trail. The Goose Eye Trail climbs the opposite side of the mountain.

I like a hike that makes me work a little, this one is great , just about the time your getting frustrated with climbing through forest, the tree line opens up at about 3.3m and the last mile and a half to the west summit is wandering through sheep laurel and scrub brush, view from the top makes it all worth it, see 100 peaks in all directions, make a quick side trip down the ladder along the AT towards Mt. Carlo to the lawn for a nice break...

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Really, really nice and tough hike towards the end. You spend about half of the hike following a fast stream with plenty of opportunities for a quick swim. Once you part from the stream things get tougher and much more steep. Lots of diverse terrain on this hike. Really rewarding finish at the top of Goose Eye. 6 hours for me for the entire hike including lunch and a couple of breaks.

Did the whole 31 mile section from Rt16 to Rt26 in 3 days. Best trail I have ever been on! extremely challenging, don't stress the notch it is not that hard but plenty of fun. Lots of snow left on May 27th. Probably the best views of the Whites and the Presidentials on a clear day that you can get.

Challenging and left with a complete feeling of exhausted accomplishment!

The hardest mile became the mot dangerous mile real fast in the rain. Most be athletic to traverse.

Known as the Hardest Mile or the Funnest Mile on the AT. It will depend upon the attitude of the hiker. The Notch is one of the best miles hiked on my Thru-hike in 2014.

The boulders create quite the challenge. You must be comfortable stepping across boulders between dark chasms for this one! Tough but crazily fun to do. Me and my three friends were in very good shape, and are all pretty athletic, and it was still a challenge. Wouldn't suggest in the snow or rain... Go into the caves on the sides.... Eerily cold and ice even in August. Awesome hike.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Put the poles and sticks away and use those hands!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Get into the woods, enjoy the path along the streams, cross the confluence, and then start climbing up. The first view near the tree line is great and it only gets better once you're on top. Keep going to connect with the AT and pick a peak to stand on top and enjoy.

Some say this is the toughest section of the entire AT. The notch was certainly a handfull. LOL So was Success. I loved Goose Eye. Dream Lake with it's view of Mount Washinton is where I saw a moose. This trail is not for the unconditioned but it is a "must do" for all others.

Great trail, great fun. Done this stretch of the AT twice, this is for the second time around. Saw a moose on the first day near Dryad Falls. Sitting right in front of me and stood up! Found the DC-3 crash site on Mount Success, and had a blast playing around in the notch itself. Info on crash site below.

Sunday, July 12, 2015