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Beaver Brook Trail

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 4.4 (8)

A steep path up Mount Moosilauke lined with cascades.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

4.9

KM

Point to Point

4,562' 1,391 m

High

1,869' 570 m

Low

2,776' 846 m

Up

82' 25 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

60%

Max Grade (31°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Waterfall

Open year round. $5 forest service fee paid at a self-service kiosk at the trailhead.

Description

The trail begins with a steep climb alongside the Beaver Brook Cascades. There are occasional stairs and hand rungs, but most of the first mile is unassisted 34% grade with no switchbacks and steep drop-offs.

At the top of the cascades is a shelter put together by the Dartmouth Outing Club that offers fantastic views of the Franconia and Kinsman Ridges. From that point the trail softens to a much more manageable 13% grade through a stunning evergreen forest. The trail ends at an intersection with the Benton Trail which continues to the summit of Mount Moosilaukee.

Flora & Fauna

The trail is mostly in evergreen forest, but it offers excellent views of the deciduous forests down below. The trailhead is by a pond in Kinsman Notch, and animals are often seen there.

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Shared By:

Alex Weech

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 8 votes

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#164

in New Hampshire

#7,386

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Photos

View of the Moosilauke summit from along the trail.
Mar 11, 2016 near Lincoln, NH
Right near the shelter/porter potty on the Beaver Brook Trail up Mt Moosilauke.
Jun 29, 2021 near Lincoln, NH
Nearing the end of the tree line for the Beaver Brook Trail on Mt Moosilakue.
Jun 29, 2021 near Lincoln, NH
Dartmouth Outing Club - "Take special care at the cascades to avoid tragic results."
Sep 5, 2016 near Lincoln, NH
Cairn near one of the cascade approaches.
Sep 5, 2016 near Lincoln, NH
Steps in the rock, slippery when wet!! Be very careful!!
Sep 5, 2016 near Lincoln, NH

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Jul 23, 2022
Juan Z
Feb 5, 2021
NH Hiker95
AT link. Exceptionally steep climb up wet cascades followed by more gentle climb through evergreen forest. Use caution.
Jun 27, 2020
Laura Haenchen
Apr 12, 2020
Carolyn Jungels
Sep 28, 2019
Xiaodong1 Hu
Sep 28, 2019
chenchen wangwang
Jul 8, 2017
Christianne Maloney
Sep 3, 2016
Ashley Paradis