Moriah from Madison
Moriah - 4049'
Mt Moriah is at the northern end of the
Carter Ridge. The summit is
open with 360 degree views of the
Carters, Mahoosucs, and Presidential Ranges. It can be reached
via the Carter-Moriah trail which
comes up from a trailhead off of Rt 2 in Gorham, or up the Stony Brook
trail off of Rt 16. Just south of the summit is a trail junction
where the Carter-Moriah, Stony Brook, and Moriah Brook trails converge.
The next major peaks south are Middle and
South Carter. Imp Shelter, just west of
the trail junction mentioned
above, is the closest campsite. Further north is the Rattle River shelter. The Appalachian Trail
runs over the
summit as part of the Carter-Moriah trail, then the Kenduskeag trail,
and finally the Rattle River trail which leads down to Rt 2.
- Carter-Moriah Trail - Go east on Rt 2 out of Gorham, just after crossing the bridge
and railroad tracks take a right turn onto Bangor Road (trailhead sign). The parking area is
about .5 miles in, please follow the parking instructions around the private homes. No WMNF parking
pass is required.
- Rattle River Trail - The parking area is about 3 miles east of Gorham, on the southern
side of Rt 16. A WMNF Parking pass is required.
- Stony Brook - Look for a trailhead sign about two miles south of Gorham on Rt 16. The
parking area is a short distance up the side road. A WMNF Parking pass is required.
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