Mt. Moriah to US 2

Location: New Hampshire
Trip Starts: US 2
Trip Ends: US 2
Total Distance: 11.4 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Difficult
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail, Carter-Morrah Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: Day or Overnight
More Information:

White Mountain National Forest
719 Main Street
Laconia, NH 03246
(603) 528-8721


This 5.7 mile hike follows the Appalachian Trail to the summit of Mt. Moriah and back from US 2 outside of Gorham, NH. The first 1.6 miles to the Rattle River Shelter are fairly easy as the trail climbs gradually along the banks of the stream that bears the same name. From this point on, however, the trail ascends steeply and the trail is rocky and challenging at times. Mt. Moriah is reached via the Carter-Moriah Trail just 0.1 miles off the Appalachian Trail. The views can be outstanding from here on a clear day.

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