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Beaver Brook Out-and-Back

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6.9 Miles 11.1 Kilometers

 

65% 

Runnable

100%

Singletrack

3,132' 955 m

Ascent

-3,132' -955 m

Descent

4,812' 1,467 m

High

1,868' 569 m

Low

17%

Avg Grade (10°)

63%

Max Grade (32°)

Unknown

Update

A steep path up Mount Moosilauke lined with cascades.

Alex Weech

Overview

Open year round. $3 forest service fee paid at a self-service kiosk at the trailhead.
This strenuous route is a New Hampshire classic. Though incredibly strenuous, especially at the start, this route exemplifies everything that a tough, New England run should be.
Features: Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

The Beaver Brook 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 last quarter mile of the trail is above tree-line, and visitors will move almost imperceptibly onto the Benton Trail for the last push to the top. The summit has incredible 360 views of New Hampshire and Vermont.

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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