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A White Mountain classic that always changes

This is the shortest ascent of Mt. Washington from its eastern flanks. On good weather days, the trail becomes a parade of hikers going up and down, so be prepared to pause as... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is the shortest ascent of Mt. Washington from its eastern flanks. On good weather days, the trail becomes a parade of hikers going up and down, so be prepared to pause as people pass you. I went with a small group bound for the summit; our plan was to hike up and take the hiker shuttle down the Auto... More 

Thank MercuryMind
Columbus, Ohio
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102 reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

We were exploring the area around Rt. 16 in NH for some hiking trails and came across Pinkham Notch where Tuckerman’s Ravine is located. The area was having some wild weather at the time – in the upper 40s in early June and super windy, but we still wanted to hike. We started out on the trail towards the cascades... More 

Thank TextMeLater
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Tuckerman's Ravine trail is a tough, short hike. We climbed this to the Hermit Lake shelters where we camped for the night. Hauling a 40 lb backpack makes it that much tougher, but I noticed several backpackers outpacing me by a good margin. The challenge is in the nature of the terrain. Below the snow line, you have to... More 

Thank Michael M
Wells, Maine
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

This hike was the biggest physical challenge my husband and I have done! It took us about 3 hours and 40 minutes to reach the top with breaks built in. Areas of the trail defined as relatively easy, were also relentlessly difficult. We were fooled after getting past the head wall, expecting the summit to be close and "easier going."... More 

Thank Christina C
East Brunswick
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112 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

My family of four have gone to many places hiking, Grand Canyon, Angels Landing, labyrinth and lemon squeeze in Mohonk Mt. This ravine is by far the toughest. It's beautiful to see the waterfalls, some leftover snow and the majestic view. We made it to the summit in 4.5 hours with frequent stops on the way. Traffic on the last... More 

Thank WanMama
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Hiking to Mt. Washington is definitely challenging, but totally worth it! My wife and I hiked over the July 4th weekend via Tuckerman/Lion's head trail. Spectacular scenery along the way. The trail is rocky and there were few places where it was hard to find the foot holding, that made it challenging. Carrying water bottles and warm clothing definitely helps.... More 

Thank sdilli
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

This certainly is not a trail for beginners. The trail up is covered with rocks of all shapes and sizes. You really have to pay attention to where you walk. If you have hiking poles be sure to bring them. Also make sure you have several layers of clothes available as it can get very cold and windy at any... More 

Thank RiceWP
Royersford, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

A group of friends and I hiked and reached the summit of Mt Washington on 6/4/15 via Tuckerman's Ravine and the Lion Head trail. The best way for me to review this hike is to compare it to hiking Mt. Kahtadin in Maine because that's the only other major hike I've done. Bear with me if you haven't hiked Kahtadin.... More 

1 Thank steve s
Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2015

My first trip up was 5.2.15 with 10 others, I was the youngest in a group of +/-50 yr olds. I packed my hiking bag with spare change of clothes, protein, a picnic blanket and crampons. 3/4 of the trail that day were covered in snow and ice, that was the first time I'd ever used crampons and fell right... More 

2 Thank DaniAnthony
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 October 2014

This is a great hike if you want to be challenged. Terrain is mostly rocky but if you are in somewhat good shape you should be able to do it. Views along the way are beautiful.

Thank Diane14_3

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