What a crazy hike! Very steep and made interesting with the steep rock slabs which fortunately were dry. The whole trail was dry, no creek etc. There were a few mud spots towards the top but no issues crossing. The summit peak is small and did start to get over crowded as everyone wanted to eat their lunch. But I got my pictures and snacks in before heading back. There is a random car at the beginning of the trail. Another really hot and humid day with minimal to zero breeze.

Parking disclaimer - We were the 1st ones that pulled up to the trail head which is in a neighborhood. Sign clearly states no parking but no other sign to say "park here" so we ended up parking on Mill street and crossed the suspension bridge. When we left we saw a bunch of people had chosen to park in grass area near a few houses and then along the road near the suspension bridge. It would have been nice to see a sign "hikers park here" etc. I was nervous to get towed by angry homeowner so I went with the parking lot near the soccer park.

Slippery after rain on the way down. Slid a good 10 feet. More aggressive on the way up versus the easy/moderate grade I was told prior.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Nice solid hike. Lots of flat rock surfaces would be very challenging if wet I'd assume. Lots of great views along the way and a 360 off the tiny peak of Moriah. A good day all around except my knees. The decent put some strain on them but that is part of hiking The Whites in your 40s :)

Extremely well marked. Lots of blazes. Nice and steep - a good challenge for a short hike. Great views from Mount Surprise.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Lots of vertical rock face, which is fine in dry weather. Beware on wet days.

The view features 360 panorama; beautiful.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Very easy walk perfect for families or new hikers. Beautiful setting. I'm imaging it would be awesome in warmer weather to take a dip in swimming holes near Rattle River Shelter!! Dogs loved it too!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Very nice walk in to shelter. Gradual incline, nothing technical or difficult. The river runs along side the trail for a while and is a nice refreshing rest area at the shelter. If you go in another .3 of a mile there is a watering hole you can Relax in.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Part of the Appalachian trail. Easy hike/walk next to the river. Right off 2, big parking lot. I stopped for a quick rest from driving and only hiked about a mile or so in, but it was a nice break on my way through NH.

Monday, September 23, 2013

This was a great late summer hike. The weather was perfect although a bit windy. What else do you expect on Moriah? It was an easy climb up to Mt. Surprise and the view from the lookout ledge to the northern presidentials was very good. After Surprise the climb up to Moriah seemed to take forever! There was a lot of rock scrambling and there was a lot of muddy spots due to the recent rains. Every time we thought that we were nearing the top another uphill section appeared. Finally, after about 3 hours, we got to the summit. The view in all directions was fantastic and well worth the climb. We had lunch in a clearing out of the wind. We headed back to Gorham by going south on the Carter-Moriah ridge trail and down Stoney Brook trail. It was about a 11.5 mile loop.

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