Appalachian Trail: Beaver Brook to South Peak

HARD 31 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Beaver Brook to South Peak is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Easton, New Hampshire that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3589 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

16 days ago

One of the more spectacular hikes in the Whites. Not for the views but for the amazing cascades that go on and on forever. Beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
2 months ago

Beaver Brook trail was a blast going up but very rough on my knees going down. Thank you to the team that maintains this trail as every foot hold was a blessing! A must do!

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

Hard going up along the waterfalls, very slippery

hiking
4 months ago

Superb (and challenging hike). The shelter area is a bit tight. But the hike is really worth it.

5 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

The climb from Beaver Pond to Moosilauke summit is a very challenging and very rewarding hike. Scaling the steep mountainside beside the beautiful, cascading Beaver Brook was exhilarating. Incredible 360-degree views from the summit. Be aware this trail involves scaling several steep and fairly high rock faces. Steps and rebar have been set into the rock to aid in climbing. They say this trail is dog-friendly, but in fact it is NOT suitable for any but the most agile and intrepid dogs.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

This is NOT a 5.6 mile hike. 3.8 miles up and 3.8 miles down. Also trails not marked well so make sure you read the signs or you will be going down the wrong way and have to hike all the way back up. Make sure to fill up water at the brook as there is no water past it. Otherwise a pretty hike.

hiking
Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Friday, April 15, 2016

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Beautiful, challenging, lots of scrambling. One of my favorites!

birding
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Difficult but worth it! Hiked with six fourteen y/os from a sleep away camp and they loved every minute of it. Hiked to beaver brook shelter (1.5 miles in 2 hours), spent the night, then summitted and descended in about five hours total (6.1 miles).

hiking
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The way we climbed it was a very easy and quick hike overall. First we went up Snapper which added the steepness to it. But then that joined with the Carriage Trail taking us to the top. That was what you expected. Moderate steepness with some rocks in the path. So in the end we were up and back fairy quickly. I would have liked to seen the spectacular view everyone told me about but unfortunately it was thundering, cloudy, cold, and windy so ate a quick lunch and headed back down.
Wyler, my dog, had no problems with the trail

Saturday, June 28, 2014

hiking
Monday, June 23, 2014

I did this hike a couple of weeks ago. It is fairly challenging. This was my 14th 4,000 footers. I have terrible endurance, so take that as you will. It was a gorgeous hike all along cascades for the first couple of miles. The water was a welcome iced cold face bath occasionally and the wind would bring that cool breeze that water does along with it. There are wood block steps and some iron rungs along the really tricky parts. Once on top of Moosilauke it was cold as hell. It's completely exposed so the view is tremendous, but any sort of wind would we freezing. We went from what felt like 80 degree tropical weather while hiking to 40 degrees on the summit. Definitely spring like.
I would highly recommend this trail. It's awesome.