Tuckerman Ravine Trail to Mount Washington

HARD 133 reviews

Tuckerman Ravine Trail to Mount Washington is a 7.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gorham, NH that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.9 miles 4169 feet Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

Classic glacial bowl, sweeping 2000 foot cliffs, skiers Trail has a very consistent steady rise and is nice and wide. This is a highly traveled trail year round. Thousands of skiers descend on the ravine each spring to catch the last of the snow and to party. Mount Washington can be a dangerous place simply because the weather can change in a minute and the heights are so accessible. Over 125 people have died on Mount Washington because they have not been properly prepared or not properly cautious. There is a list at the cabin describing each name, date and cause of death. Some people hike up with their sleds and slide down the ski trail. The trail follows a brook and water is available if you have a filter. There is a lovely waterfall near the start of the trail. There is a cabin and outhouse at the top. They are not heated.

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1 day ago

Forgot how steep this trail was- great workout with beautiful views at the top! A must do , if you're in shape!

5 days ago

it's hard, but is worthy step by step.

12 days ago

17 days ago

Rocky af. They're fixing a bridge along the trail so you have to take a detour near the beginning of the trail, not sure if it added any mileage or time, but I assume it did! This is one of those trails where just when you think it can't be any rockier or steeper, you come over a ridge and realize that it actually can. It's challenging, but rewarding for sure. Did this trail up to the summit today, and while it was windy and chilly still, it was clear and sunny and gorgeous. As someone who was getting over being sick and basically being in bed for two weeks straight - take your time, pace yourself, and take breaks when you need them. I did this solo- even though there are some treacherous parts, because it's a popular trail there are always friendly fellow hikers and some adorable dogs right around the corner. Everything is pretty well-marked as well. Definitely difficult but most certainly worth it!

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22 days ago

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27 days ago

Beautiful rock faces in the ravine! Brutally rocky.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Loved the on 8/19. Beautiful weather until the last 1/2 mile. Clouds filtered in and out once at the summit. First 3 miles are moderate to hard. The last mile is difficult and strenuous. This has to be the most populated trail up MW, but worth it!

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1 month ago

Took me about 5 and a half hours to go up Washington and back down. When you get to about the two mile mark you got some great views of the mountain and some waterfalls. Only downside is I wasn't able to take pictures at the top. The summit was unforgiving, about 60 mph winds on and off rain and zero visibility. Have to go again on a clear day.

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1 month ago

Did Tuckerman to the top on 8/21/16, beautiful views and waterfalls! Last mile visibility was bad and really windy at the top! Took us 4 hrs with our 5 3/4, 9 and 10 year olds with us who have done some hikes to prepare for this, loved it but last 1/2 mile for hard for them. Ended up taking a shuttle down bc of the winds (50-60mph!)

1 month ago

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1 month ago

A great hike! Very steep but I hiked it at 14 so it's not impossible!!

1 month ago

Best hike of my life. Incredible views up. Summit was very cold, windy and foggy but such an accomplishment. We took lion head trail down and the skies cleared and the views were magnificent.

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1 month ago

If you're hiking Mt. Washington, definitely take tukerman ravine. This trail offered some of the best views in the white mountains. Hiker beware, the weather changes dramatically on Mt. Washington, so come prepared for anything!

1 month ago

Took Tuckermans to Huntington Ravine trail to the summit and back down Tuckermans all the way. I agree with previous reviews, that last mile up looks awful. If you like scrambling (almost rock climbing, really) then take Huntington up. A little shine gets wiped away when you're near the summit and you hear cars and trains though.

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1 month ago

Incredible!!! I took Tuckerman's Ravine up and back in about 6 hours round trip. The reviewer who said the last mile is the hardest was right, it's brutal but worth every step! The views here are amazing...waterfalls, streams, wildflowers. It's one of the dreamiest hikes I've ever been on

1 month ago

Amazing !!

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2 months ago