White Mountain National Forest - Mt. Morrah - Member Hike

Hike Name: White Mountain National Forest - Mt. Morrah
Country: United States
State: New Hampshire
Nearby Town: Gorham
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: From Gorham, NH: Follow US 2 Eastbound toward the Maine border. The Appalachian Trail and a small trailhead (with room for about 8-10 vehicles) are both located 3.6 miles from Gorham. The parking area is on your right.
Total Hike Distance: 11.40 miles
Hike Difficulty: Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: US 2
Trails Used: Appalachian Trail, Carter-Morrah Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: White Mountain National Forest
719 Main Street
Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: (603) 528-8721
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This 5.7 mile hike follows the Appalachian Trail to the summit of Mt. Morrah 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. Morrah is reached via the Carter-Morrah Trail just 0.1 miles off the Appalachian Trail. The views can be outstanding from here on a clear day.



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Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
White Mountain National Forest - Mt. Morrah - September 23, 2005 September 23, 2005 4 stars 5 hours, 15 minutes BirdShooter


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