Mount Washington via Crawford Path Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews
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Mount Washington via Crawford Path Trail is a 15.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Mountain, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
15.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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3 days ago

This was a moderate to hard hike due to gain in elevation. We were prepared for weather, with 30% chance of rain and wind. It poured with 45mph wind and sleet, 150ft visability in fog. about one mile from Lake of the clouds hut, even with rain gear and fleece gloves, we got wet. This was last weekend, always be prepared. once out of rain gear, Down jacket and wool hat came in handy to warm up in the AMC hut. The next morning was beautiful for the 1.6 mile summit ascent.

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8 days ago

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1 month ago

Which trail is easiest to hike down the Mt. Washington. I am planing to hike down with my 8 years old daughter. Please advice. Thank you

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3 months ago

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8 months ago

The Southern half of a Presidential Traverse. This is a gorgeous trail, but be prepared for winter storm conditions at any time!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Monday, June 20, 2016

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Crawford Path will take you all the way from Rt 302 (Crawford Path Rd) at Crawford Notch (near AMC Highland Center) to Mount Washington via some of the Presidentials (Mt Pierce, Mt Eisenhower, Mt Monroe). I have done this trail twice, once in each direction, most recently from AMC's Lakes of the Clouds hut on the saddle between Mt Washington and Mt Monroe all the way down to the Highland Center. There is a slight detour off the main path to get to AMC's Mizpah Springs hut in between if you like. This is mainly (except for the last couple miles nearest the road) an above-the-tree-line, ridgeline trail that is part of the AT and the Presidentials traverse. It also happens to be the oldest continuously used and maintained mountain trail in the US, dating back to the early 1800s. It is rocky in places, but relative to much of the hiking in the White Mountains the trails are very manageable and well graded. The views above the tree line, weather permitting, are fantastic. Just don't be on the ridge in lightning or winter storms. Great trail.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

The trail was excellent. It was a gradual ascent, leveling off in some places. We took this trail up to Mount Pierce. Beautiful views of the Presidential Range. It was very windy up top but clear skies. My 14 year old son climbed with no problem. I would take this trail again.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Beautiful hike- not sure why Alltrails says there is no trail here- the path connects to paths up to Mt Jackson and along the ridge to Mt Webster to make an 8 mile loop with great views.