White Mountain National Forest: Mount Moriah via Stony Brook Trail

This 9.4-mile summit climb hooks around wooded slopes, past a cascading brook to a summit with fine views of the White Mountains.
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This 9.4-mile summit climb hooks around wooded slopes, past a cascading brook to a summit with fine views of the White Mountains.

Mapped by MtnMagic

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 7.7

Waypoints

MOR001

Location: 44.3632698059082, -71.1773834228516

Walk S on Stony Brook Trail, a paved road that gently climbs through northern hardwoods

MOR002

Location: 44.3611297607422, -71.1778335571289

Cross Stony Brook on footbridge, then continue S, tracing brook upstream

MOR003

Location: 44.3508186340332, -71.1746063232422

Rock-hop across brook, then head S; in 500 ft., bear L onto old logging road that winds up wooded ravine

MOR004

Location: 44.3419647216797, -71.1687622070312

Trail swings E; steeper climb ahead

MOR005

Location: 44.3404083251953, -71.1586380004883

Pass small cascade pouring into small pool (last reliable water source); prepare for stiff elevation gain as trail dips to SE

MOR006

Location: 44.3344764709473, -71.1488037109375

Hike E for 300 yds, then start climb to col connecting Mt. Moriah and the Carter Range

MOR007

Location: 44.3321113586426, -71.1434707641602

Turn L @ 4-way onto Carter-Moriah Trail (part of the Appalachian Trail) for NE ascent along ridge crest

MOR008

Location: 44.3362503051758, -71.1305770874024

Tremendous views extend across White Mtns. from open rock ledges. Continue climb N

MOR009

Location: 44.3373603820801, -71.1296691894531

Follow trail NW across broad shoulder. In .2 mi., bear L @ Y with Kenduskeag Trail, then begin scramble of summit block

MOR010

Location: 44.3406600952148, -71.1318817138672

Mt. Moriah (4,049 ft.): See Carters and snow-capped Presidentials. Baldface-Royce Range rise to SE along ME/NH border; retrace route