Mount Moosilauke via Tunnel Brook Trail to the Benton Trail is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodsville, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

DISTANCE
15.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,622 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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2 months ago

Hiked in from tunnel brook stream parking lot. First 1.5 miles easy path following a river that had significant erosion. Tuned left (sigh posted) onto Benton trail which joins beaver Brook trail in 3.2 miles then another 0.4mile to the summit. I had one stream crossing that wasn’t difficult. The trail is a gradual uphill through hardwood forest initially and then through softwood. Most of the trail you are under canopy except one view point along the way. Nothing technical about this hike just gradually up. I met one person on the trail running down otherwise no one until I connected to beaver Brook tail. Glad I brought jacket and gloves. High clouds but able to get views. On the way out I met 3 people mushrooming- they found lots of chanterelles.

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Sunday, January 20, 2013