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Fun going down, not so fun coming back up! Short round trip with some amazing scenery.

I just recently hiked this trail in the wintertime and there were (surprisingly) fair conditions at the summit. Washington is known for being home of the world's worst weather so it's extremely important that you constantly check the weather before attempting this climb in the winter. Also, proper gear is crucial!! Be sure to check out Eastern Mountain Sport's Mount Washington winter hiking gear list online so that you know what to bring. Extra layers are a must. Be safe out there!

Excellent views from the top!

The trail is easy to follow and the glory hole is impressive! Lots of rocks to climb on if you continue on the trail!

Solo single-day winter traverse

This was my first time hiking this trail, highly recommend giving it a try. Phone battery died when we reached the hut.

Did it in June tough haul, and in Feb to hermits hut, pack snow temp in 40’s easy like a paved highway and going down on soft pack edges easier!

Took my youngest son this past weekend. Lots of water. Some ankle and hip turners on the way down and the rocks were very slippery. If you use the trail next to the stream, there are some hidden holes. Just be careful.

Especially after rain this is gorgeous!

An amazing hike! I enjoyed the day immensely. Thank you to Steve Singleton and NWA Hiking Group for leading us.

Great hike today! With all the rain this week the waterfalls were flowing. Made the creek crossings more adventurous but was a great hike! One of the harder hikes I’ve been on in the area offering some steeper inclines/declines. Beautiful hike and will be back!

beautiful and short trail! great for if you only have a few hours. be sure to bring a truck because the parking for this trail in nonexistent.

1 month ago

Beast of a trail for backpacking, much more suited for ultralight backpacking or slack packing. Made it halfway to through but forced down after submitting Washington due to weather. Will definitely be going back to complete the rest of the traverse.

I would agree with other as I feel this hike was more moderately paced. The view fro the summit is beautiful especially in the fall. Well worth the trip to hike again for this Connecticut native .

Completed July 2017. Took Tuckerman’s Ravine to Lion Head Trail and onward to summit Mt. Washington. Breathtaking views. Hard trail, cloudy at the summit, with clouds breaking slightly.

2 months ago

Went with my wife it was great the way up lol now that was fun.

Beautiful hike! Falls were frozen this January due to extremely cold temps. Parking is limited and there is a large drop off from the road to the parking area. Small cars beware!

A steep hike down with not much to look at, but the bottom makes it worth it! We kept exploring further down the creek, and there is so much to see down there as well, if you have a few extra minutes. Then, of course, there is a steep, but not too long, hike back up to your car. The worst part of the hike was the parking! Unless you have a pick-up truck or a Jeep you will have some difficulty getting in/out of the side of the road.

We did this hike Dec. 27th and it was great! it was pretty cold but we stayed warm by adventuring around the falls. the hike to get to the falls is pretty straight forward and easy. once we got to the falls we hiked/climbed around the rocky areas. We aren't totally sure what was part of the trail and what wasn't, but we had a great time making it up as we went.

I have done this hike countless times and it never gets old.

the trail starts on a dirt road. it is pretty steep but worth the hike to the end.

Went when it was dry just a trickle coming through the hole. Bet it is beautiful after a good rain. Hope to go again when icicles are formed later this winter.

Would love to do it after a rain when water is
Flowing through the hole.

Happy Labor Day! What a brisk 20 degrees!

Loved each and every step. I completed this with a friend and a dog. My friend who joined me, isn’t the most physically gifted or conditioned, however, I don’t know a person who is mentally tougher and that’s exactly what it takes for inexperienced climbers to summit. We hopped on the trail around 830 am and got off the trail, back to the lot around 5. It was a long one indeed but once we completed it, the euphoric feeling was indescribable. Yes, once we finished. We were to exhausted to enjoy the top and we were committed to hike back down. This is also a great hike if you have a badass dog. But let me be clear. Get them hiking shoes for their paws!!! My girl ripped her paws open and struggled getting down but again, mental toughness! Above all, if you want views, in my opinion, I thought Franconia ridge to Lafayette was more, ‘picturesque’. But if you want to test your will and challenge your body, Mt. Washington all day!

Very rocky trail. Easier to walk back up. The big rocks are slippery. Beautiful hike.

Really beautiful!

Hiked back in early august. Arrived around 9 am and found out that parking was quite a bitch. However we found a spot and headed up the trail. Rocky scramble throughout most of the hike with great viewpoints at the bowl and summit. The last stretch of the trail was insane and the hardest hiking I have yet come to face.

Beautiful views to wake up to!

We took this trail down in late October. We are average level hikers and it took us less than 4 hours. 2 hours of it was after sunset w flashlights. The closer to the summit, the more difficult it is w the terrain, rocks, small streams, and overall decline. Make sure to start the hike early, dress in warm layers, and bring a flashlight in case it takes longer to hike than expected. Hiking boots are a must because of the terrain.

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