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Great Bear Cabin

DOC Cabin (may be reserved by anyone)

Capacity: 8

Great Bear Cabin III was built in 1990 by Jay Benson '90, Jim DiCarlo '91, Pam Lombard '90, and Julie Wade '91, to replace the second cabin on the site which burned in 1989 after over sixty years of service. The Great Bear cabins were designed as the last stop in the cabin chain between Hanover and Mt. Moosilauke.

Great Bear is a one-room cabin with a loft and a bunk alcove, located at the foot of Mt. Moosilauke. It sleeps eight (four bunks with mattresses and another four mattresses in the loft) and has a porch with a swing, and a woodstove for heating and cooking. The cabin has a battery powered lamp, but you should plan to bring your own light source as well.

Great Bear Cabin provides an excellent base for anyone wanting to hike on Mt. Moosilauke. The Glencliff Trail to the summit begins behind the cabin and affords a good opportunity for hiking and snowshoeing. The Hurricane Trail skirts the base of Mt. Moosilauke and is a nice route to the Ravine Lodge.

Great Bear is located 42 miles from Hanover, northeast of Glencliff, New Hampshire, (technically in the township of Benton, New Hampshire), and the cabin is 1/3 mile from parking along a moderately uphill trail. Plan ahead to carry everything in, and out.

Great Bear Cabin

Last Updated: 5/10/22