Mount Moosilauke via Glencliff Trail and Appalachian Trail

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Mount Moosilauke via Glencliff Trail and Appalachian Trail is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Benton, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3218 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
8 hours ago

Beautiful day for a hike. Challenging above tree line with constant 50 mph wind with gusts that were making hard to keep footing. Really enjoyed the overall adventure

1 month ago

Powder on the ground after the first 1000 ft, some icy patches. Turned back at south peak due to a late start.

backpacking
3 months ago

this was a fabulous hike, it was challenging for me, being it was my first time backpacking, there was a large field not far from the trail head where people were camping! we started the trail in the dark by headlamps around 615am and made it to the top by 845am. The views were incredible. we hiked it on a Tuesday and other then the few tents set up and the base, we did not see another person on the trail. I loved this hike. I was definitely sore after, but it was more than worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

GlennCliff trail never gives in, steady rocky climb. Views at Summit worth it

hiking
4 months ago

This is no slouch in the elevation department (4800 and change) and the middle third of this trail is very steep and rocky, something to be mindful of if you embark after a rainy period since much of it will be slippery. That said, the going is tough for awhile with very little in the way of "interim" views. But the summit is a site to behold and one of the most interesting of the Whites. With its loping ascension for the last mile or so and its wildgrass blowing in the wind, one feels as if he in a remote plain of Ireland rather than a NH 4K footer. If you can do it, hit the South Peak (2/10 of a mile long and just before the start of the descent on the main trail--it's a hidden gem.

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful trail. Slow, steady climb up to South Peak and the Carriage Road. Several small streams in the first half of the hike. Amazing 360-degree panorama from the summit of Moosilauke. Bring warmer gear for the summit - with even a little wind, it can be pretty chilly. Today it was just perfect.

6 months ago

Great trail. I prefer to the gorge brook one. 360 degree views wonderful.

9 months ago

Very steep trail and gets flat only for the last 1 mile. Incredible view from the summit, worth every step.
Highly recommend to go well prepared.

hiking
Friday, December 23, 2016

Amazing views! Steeper than anticipated, but worth it! Coop and my first 4,000 footer!!!

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

Great hike.
Hard but interesting
Recommend for real hikers

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

Completed June 13, very very windy. Took Glencliff to Carriage to summit. No views above treeline due to cloud coverage, but a good hike nonetheless. Trails in good condition.

hiking
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Parked at the bottom of Ravine Rd. and hiked about 1.6 miles to the Lodge/Start of Gorge Brook Trail. The gate is closed because of snow this time of year (early December) so plan for an extra 3.2 miles to your round trip totals. Great hike on a clear December day. 360 views into VT, NH, and ME! Checked out the spur trail to the South Peak and came down Snapper Trail. 5.5 hour hike-will be back!

hiking
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Sunny day in the 80s perfect for the hike
Loved it

snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chris is correct, however the navigation from the app led me right to High Street which takes you up to Glencliff home for the elderly, there is a sign at the bottom of the road for the old folks home but nothing that says High Street. parking was just before the home complex on the right. very gentle snowshoeing Trail through the woods until you reach to the junction between the South Peak and Moosilaukes main summit, from that point it's less than one beautiful mile that exposes you too amazing views. follow the stone cairns to the main summit where 360 degree views can be seen. this was my first four thousand are doing winter picked a great day and was surprised how attainable the summit was. saw about 15 other people on the trail that day and several four legged friends.

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2011

""" the trail included in the map is not the glencliff trail.""" I did the hike today and followed the included map perfectly. It is the gorge brook trail to summit. You then follow the AT south "carriage road" and make a left on Sapper trail. That is the trail marked on the map. It's a great hike. Loved it.

hiking
2 months ago

11/4
Awesome hike! Parts of the trail had begun to form some icicles and crystallization already! The summit had a little ice and snow but was totally fine to hike up.

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