Carter-Moriah Trail is a hiking trail in Coös County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 799 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,538 feet. The Carter Moriah (elevation 820 feet) parking is near the trailhead. Mount Surprise (elevation 2,159 feet) can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near Mount Moriah (elevation 3,980 feet).
Carter-Moriah Trail Professional Review and Guide
"While driving through photogenic Pinkham Notch, Mount Washington rivets travelers’ attention with stunning landscapes of barren elevations and stark ravines. Distracted by this famous view to the west, most people barely notice the Carter Range that ruggedly carries the Appalachian Trail on the opposite side of the road. So near yet so far from the heavily traveled Presidential Peaks, the Carter Range –Wild River area appeals to long-distance hikers and day-trippers who are looking for a path less traveled. Special attractions: Impressive views of the Carter Range, the Presidential Peaks across Pinkham Notch, and the Androscoggin River."
--Larry Pletcher, Hiking New Hampshire (Falcon Guides).
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