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Edmand and Crawford Path is a 14.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Twin Mountain, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 14.6 mi Elevation gain 5,889 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

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Relatively Easy NH 4Ks, Great views of Mount Washington Climb Edmunds Path - one of the easiest paths into a NH 4 thousand footer. Some rough spots close to reaching the intersection with the Eisenhower Loop - you find great views of Mt Washington on that area. Just upon reaching the intersection, turn left to zigzag climb Mt. Eisenhower. Caution, it is mostly exposed terrain (no trees) from here to Mt. Pierce (Clinton): could be cold and windy. Upon reaching Eisenhower, enjoy the spectacular, specially the presidential range mountains. Then continue south through the AT / Crawford Path. You will find an intersection towards Mt. Pierce (Clinton). Climb it for 0.1 mi, bag another NH 4K peak, and then return to the Crawford Path, and climb down to the parking lot. About half a mile before reaching the parking lot there is a beautiful waterfall you may want to enjoy.

WMNF (603) 528-8721

Rt 93, exit 35. Take Rt 3 North for almost 10mi, then Rt 302 East, untill the Crawford Notch parking Area on the left (past Breton Woods). Leave the "finish car" there. Right next to the parking lot you find Mt. Clinton Rd. Follow it for just over 2 miles untill you find the Edmunds Path parking lot at the right. Leave the "start" car there, and start your hike.

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Mike Beaulieu
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I would recommend this hike if you are looking for some exercise and good views. Took us just under 6 hours including stops.

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Dave Herzer Jr
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Yet another spectacular White Mountain, Presidential hike. First snow-shoed it on December 4, 1993, from Crawford Notch up Edmands Brook Path to Mt. Eisenhower and back down the same trail. Took 2.8 hours up to the top with cramp-ons and 2 hours down. Last hiked it on June 24, 1995. Took Crawford Path to Mizpah Cutoff, to Crawford Path, to Mt. Pierce/Clinton, to Mt. Eisenhower, to Mt. Eisenhower Trail, to Dry River Cutoff, to Mizpah Cutoff, to Crawford Path to parking lot. Took 3 hours up to top (5 miles) and 4 hours down (7 miles) with several stops at river crossings to swim.

Sarah Jane
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Hiking

Great hike up Eisenhower which I did not find too bad. Went across the ridge to 'bag' Mt. Pierce and then headed down Crawford Path. Enjoyed the views and the wind along the ridge.

Andrew Reeves
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Very difficult, but the views are more than worth the work you put into it!

Joe Peters
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Nothing better for this transplant patient than the hike up Crawford trail to Mount Eisenhower -- Fantastic Scenery -- Inspirational.

Chris C
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Hiking

Muggy day today, just went up to Eisenhower didn't do the double. Cardio not up to par for the 4k's. Fun hike, hope u did skip the legs day cause ur gonna need them here.

Nick Jones
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The climb up was pretty tough with no breaks of flat hiking. Hope you didn't skip leg day! We took our dogs and those little creatures shot up the mountain. Once you get through Edmonds path the peak is pretty easy. It takes an afternoon to do this so bring plenty of water and a snack. It looked like fun if you planned on camping at the end of Edmonds path.

Cynthia Forgione
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Hiking

This was my 1st and 2nd from the NH48 4K list. The route I took was 9.8 miles, took me 9 hours with breaks and plenty of photo ops. We went up Crawford Path to the summit of Pierce (took about 3 hours), continued on to Eisenhower (only took about an hour), and because we only had 1 car we turned around and went back over to Pierce and down. On the way down however we went by the Mizpah Spring Hut and took the cutoff to join again with Crawford. Although the views from Pierce were wonderful, I highly recommend making the extra trip to Eisenhower- the views while crossing over and then looking back toward Pierce are AMAZING.

James Thompson
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Hiking

My son Ron and I made this hike on a fine June day. The hike up the Crawford Path was unrelenting, by the time we got to Mt Pierce we needed a good rest. The views were spectacular, and the wind was howling. Crossing the cul to Mt Eisenhower was easy, but at the summit it was almost impossibe to stand upright. We estimated the winds at 60-70 mph. Returning to our car was tough on our legs. You know it's a great hike, when you feel "the burn".

Geo. Comeau
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Hiking

A great hike on a perfect autumn day. The trail up to Mt. Pierce is a steady climb. Can be a bit muddy in some areas. Low rocks and some steep sections make the Crawford Trail a moderate challenge. Beautiful views of Gibbs Falls early on in the hike. Taking our time it took three hours to the top of Pierce. The winds were strong and steady. Stunning views of Mt. Washington which is only a few miles away. The day was getting late so we did not get to Mt. Eisenhower, instead lingered for a late lunch before a two hour return decent. Parking fee is $3.00 at base along Mt. Clinton Road. A superb enjoyable hike in all respects.

matt dalton
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greg sutherland
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Elizabeth Coté
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Mia Konovelchick
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Jennifer Ruth
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Lyne Poulin
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Patrick C.
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Henry Gonzalez
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Upamanyu Kashyap
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Sonia Rodriguez
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Erin Chamberland
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Dominic Chamberland
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Alison Birdsey
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Norman Longmoore
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Ricky Wang
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Leanne Baratier
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J D
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Dylan Cruess
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Julie Zhang
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Ryan P.
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