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This was a lot more difficult than expected! Was expecting the 6 mile hike that most websites said it was but ended up being 8.5 miles all together! I hike a fair amount and this was a very tough one. The views were okay but after the long trek not sure if they were totally worth it. Descending was almost as bad as accending because there were many slippery rock and roots combined the steep trail caused a lot of falling and ankle rolling. Unless you’re an avid hiker I would be cautious choosing this as it is a challenge

This trail was online for a good foliage hike and rated as moderate. I would say maybe it is moderate for an avid hiker but not for an average person. My cousin and I hiked this, starting in Orford NH across from camp Moosilauke and her Fitbit ended up saying we hiked 8.4 miles! We went to north and south peak to see both views. I think we are in okay shape but this was strenuous for us and the websites we had looked at, made it sound easier than it actually was. I would just be cautious of your own capabilities with this one!

This was a fairly strenuous out and back hike that ended up being 7.75 miles (just under 4 hrs), including a stop at both summit view points. Trail head parking along Rt 25A across from Camp Moosilauke. On the hike, spoke with AT thru hiker about his journey (he was averaging 20 mi a day). Also met volunteer from Dartmouth Club and another from AMC about the trail. Summit has amazing view of wind turbines, changing leaves, and mountains. The view point to the right at the top is definitely a little tricky to find and you can get turned around, so take it slow and remember how to reverse your steps.

This was a beautiful hike. The trail was well maintained, as its part of the AT. Our GPS logged the out and back as about 8 miles, which I didn't expect. We took our two kids- 6 & 9 with us and they loved it. Go to the North side when the trail splits and you'll find a bald peak made up of quartz, it was gorgeous! The views were incredible and made the 8 miles well worth it.

awesome hike, great view

One of the wonderful hikes in the lesser known western white mountains. A strenuous hike, but not too difficult for the payoff of great views.

Trail was washed out in many places so slowed us down a bit but just as well because this was a hard hike! The views at the top were spectacular and definitely worth the hike. The last 45 minutes of the hike back down we had to listen to very loud music from the summer camp across from the trailhead :(

A bit muddy this time of year but the view is amazing.

Took us about 2 and a half hours to reach the top. The first half of the hike is a steady incline and then after that it's a bit more difficult. Throughout you cross about 15 streams...one of which is much larger than the rest so be prepared to hop across some rocks! Very quiet, we only saw 3 other people. We went to the north peak which had great views of Moosilauke and we could see the windmills in Plymouth region. Probably could have seen even further another time but it was a cloudy day.

Love the trail and the view from on top is amazing