Imp Mountain / Imp Shelter Hike (via Stony Brook Trail)

stony brook trail on the way to imp shelter

Imp Mountain / Imp Shelter Hike (via Stony Brook Trail)

Imp Mountain is part of the Carter Moriah Range, and is flanked to the North by Mount Moriah, and to the south by North Carter Mountain. The hike up to Imp Mountain from the Stony Brook Trailhead offers a rewarding challenge and chance to experience a number of hiking features, steady incline, water crossings, and more. The Stony Brook Trail travels 2.4 miles up to meet the Carter Moriah Trail. To the left (north), Mount Moriah summit in one mile. To the right (south), Imp Shelter and Imp Mountain.

Location & Parking

Stony Brook Trailhead, White Mountain Rd, Gorham, NH 03581
Parking Details
There are various access points for Imp Mountain / Imp Shelter. Two of the more common parking areas are the Stony Brook parking area off Rt. 16 (preferred for Imp Shelter), and the Imp Trail parking areas, which are two separate trailheads, both along Rt. 16, about .3 miles apart. Each has a gravel pullout, accomodating a limited number of cars.

Managing Organization

Managing Organization
U.S. Forest Service - White Mountain National Forest


Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
Pet Friendly