Mount Moosilauke via Tunnel Brook Trail to the Benton Trail

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Benton State Forest

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


nature trips

bird watching



Like others, we hiked from hiked out from Tunnel Brook Stream parking lot. A 10.1 mile hike (3432 elevation gain) to Mt Moosilauke - leaves were gorgeous this time of year! Very quiet trail we only saw 3 folks going up trail and this is on (Columbus day weekend) - top was more crowded! and a few more foks on way down but mostly just the 3 of us. The trail was mostly well marked (blue) but we were thankful for alltrails for a few spots where there seemed to be random marking. A steep trail in some sections.

11 months ago

Excellent hike, but you have to count a bit more than 11mi and not the 10.2mi announced??? Bring a windbreaker or a long sleeves shirt because it’s quite windy up there. Verry pleasant walk. Nobody on this trail

Sun Aug 12 2018

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.

Mon May 27 2019

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Sun Jan 20 2013