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Carter Moriah Trail to Stony Brook Trail is a 10.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gorham, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.8 mi Elevation gain 4,140 ft Route type Out & Back

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A series of ascending hills leads to the final push on Moriah. There are several excellent views to the North, West and South on this hike. The series of hills are breathtaking

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Box 298 Gorham NH 03581 603.466.2727

From US Route 2 in Gorham go east across the river and take a sharp right. Follow that street to the end and park on the left.

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Autumn Thompson
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HikingMuddyScramble

Wildcat will be sure wake you up first thing in the morning! Steep scrambles all the way up. Torture to look down on the hut and know you have to go all the way back up Carter Dome- makes you wish there was a zip line between the two. Moriah seemed to never end- I felt like the peak would never come. Long day but worth it! 11-ish hours.

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Ron Tebbetts
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Hiking

Solo hike 6/21. Not a bad trail. You start off with a short steep trail and then you get occasional flatter sections. It is rather steep in places. NOTE: There is NO water on this trail so bring what you need for the entire hike. The top of Moriah is very small but views are good. The summit is a very short side trip. You then descend to the AT which is just a short distance away. The views are great once you get out of the wet area. There are generally enough logs set up to keep you mostly dry. Saw one thru hiker on the AT and a group of 4 and a solo coming up the Carter-Moriah trail as I was descending. Round Trip took me about 7 hours. Can be a slippery trail in the rain. Lots of smooth steep rock face.

Tom Wood
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Hiked 4/6/18. There was 6 inches of fresh snow, shoes would have helped but crampons were fine. Some of the best views having 1,000ft or more of hiking to the summit with constant views. Going to do this again without snow.

Kirby Johnson
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Hiking

Beautiful snowshoeing trail, would have been perfect for a day hike but we we're heading to the Imp shelter, which we almost didn't find since the sign was under the snow. Thanks to our hand held GPS and the GPS in this all trails app we luckily found it before dark! Sunny ascent down the next day, I even finished in a tank top! Lots of bear scat and tracks but no sightings. Can't wait to hike this mountain again without the snow! But next time I might take the Imp trail it looks like it knocks off a mile or two, happy trails!

John Moffat
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Jeffrey Blake
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Vamsi K
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Daniel Levine
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Kyle Wright
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Ginneth Orjuela
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Eric Damphousse
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Mollie Schwartz
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