Boott Spur Trail

HARD 28 reviews
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Boott Spur Trail is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gorham, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3559 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

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3 days ago

We went from Pinkham Notch to Boott Spur Trail, continued on past the summit onto Davis Path to Crawford Path to Mount Washington, then went down Tuckerman's. 9.2 miles total. It was great to avoid the crowds on Tuckerman's and Boott Spur was amazing - what views! You're completely above treeline for most of it and then after the summit have a nice flat stretch on Davis for a while before Crawford's Path. From there you can see the lines of people trying to get up Lion's Head. All in all highly recommend taking Crawford's because it allows you to travel up Washington's backside, avoiding the unsightly views of an auto road, parking lot and trolley.

6 days ago

great trail, challenging at times. used the boot spur link to get over yo tuckermans. had to use all 4 limbs some. but way better views faster than youd get on another trail and less people.

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26 days ago

Great hike!
lake of the clouds totally worth it!

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1 month ago

A beautiful and exciting trail with many challenges. Recommend taking this up to Lakes of the Clouds and then over to Mt. Washington peak and taking Tuckerman Ravine trail down. Had to use all 4 limbs a few times!

1 month ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Don't recommend coming down via this trail but it is do able if you are slow and careful.

2 months ago

Really really hard

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Went up through tuckerman ravine and lion's head trails, summited boott spur on the way down and followed boott spur trail ti pinkham notch. This trail is still wet on the last 1.5 miles. A bit more technical way down but worth it.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fun trail with great views on the way to the summit of Mt Washington

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

It was beautiful and the views were great . You have to make sure you descend early as it gets dark quickly under the brush before reaching the bottom . I would do it again .

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hiked up tuckermans and took this back down along with David's trail. The area where it intersects with tuckermans is extremely steep and rocky. Wouldn't recommend it for dogs. We took our German Shepard who is very active and fit and we had to pick her up at some points going down. Otherwise it has spectacular views and is a great hike!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Me and my friend did boott spur up and down on May 12th. It took a solid ten hours up and down with stoping for breaks to eat. There is some ice going up but can be avoided walking the tree line. I would recommend having crampons still. It was a beautiful day at the summit almost 50 degrees. The lodge was closed and the train was getting repaired so there was barley anyone at the summit. Just take your time have plenty of food and water and enjoy!

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

Great views

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015