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Distance:
8.2 Miles / 13.2 km
Type:
Loop
Difficulty:
Hard
Time to Hike:
4 hours, ~6 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
White Mountain National Forest
Town:
Warren, New Hampshire
Directions:
43.9907, -71.817917
Added:
August 03, 2019
Updated:
February 22, 2024
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2,467 '

Total Change
2,780 '

Ascent
2,752 '

Descent

The Mount Moosilauke and South Peak Loop at the White Mountain National Forest in Warren, New Hampshire is a difficult 8.2-mile loop hike that covers three trails and summits Mount Moosilauke and South Peak.

Trails: Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road, Snapper Trail.

This hike starts off along Ravine Road at the parking area and heads towards the main trailhead, found roughly 0.3-miles up the road. The initial hike in follows the Gorge Brook Trail and keeps right at the fork. The Gorge Brook Trail follows the brook for the first mile or so before slowly and steadily climbing up towards the beautiful, grassy summit. The trail was highly-trafficked and very well marked, with good signage at most trail intersections.

The summit has great 360-degree views, but remember to stay on the main rocky sections and don't trample the grass at the top. To make this trail a loop, you'll hike the Carriage Road (Appalachian Trail / AT) over to the Snapper Trail, and make a stop at the South Peak on your way down.

Views: This hike features stunning 360-degree views of the White Mountains and surrounding area. Both Mount Moosilauke and South Peak provide views and the ridge trail (Carriage Road / AT) that connects the two also features stunning views.

What to bring: The summit is quite exposed, so remember your sunscreen, and although there weren't many bugs, I bug spray is recommended.

Elevation: Despite the somewhat long distance, this trail felt pretty moderate for a 4,000-ft mountain; however, may be more difficult for some hikers.

Parking: Parking can be found along Ravine Road by the parking coordinates provided.

Explore 11 trails near Warren, NH
  1. Parking

    43.9907, -71.817917
  2. Main Trailhead

    43.9907, -71.817917
  3. View / Overlook / Vista

    44.014721, -71.819914
    View / Overlook / Vista
  4. View of Mt Moosilauke from South Peak

    44.011094, -71.840882
    View of Mt Moosilauke from South Peak
  5. Mount Moosilauke Summit

    44.02335, -71.831433
    Mount Moosilauke Summit
  6. Trail junction - left-hand turn on ascent

    43.994571, -71.816487
    Trail junction - left-hand turn on ascent
  7. South Peak

    44.011093, -71.8409
    South Peak
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8.2 miles / 13.2 km
Trail added
August 03, 2019
Hiked on
August 03, 2019
Updated on
February 22, 2024

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