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Beaver Brook Trail

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 4.2 (6)

A steep path up Mount Moosilauke lined with cascades.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

4.9

KM

64%

Runnable

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alex Weech

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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#212

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#8,535

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Photos

View of the Moosilauke summit from along the trail.
Mar 11, 2016 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
View from the Beaver Brook Shelter of the Franconia Ridge.
Mar 11, 2016 near Lincoln, NH

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