Tuckerman Ravine Trail to Mount Washington

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

DISTANCE
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4186 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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

The 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. 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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5 days ago

Challenging but well worth the effort. great views and some scrambling. not for the faint of heart.

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6 days ago

Not for an inexperienced hiker. Went up all the way through Tuckerman and it was just breathtaking (literally).

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13 days ago

We hiked up to the summit via Tucks and down Lion's Head this on 4th of July. The headwall is a total rock scramble and once you are above tree line is gets quite windy, as expected. Be prepared to be blown off balance and bring a hat without a brim. Also take time to stop and look behind you, the views are breathtaking. Just keep moving and you'll be fine.

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16 days ago

Hiked down from Mt Washington via Tuckermans after coming up Crawford Path. Steep and rocky at the top, much easier towards the trailhead.

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21 days ago

Absolutely unreal experience finally getting to do this. Did Tuckerman Ravine to Lion Head to the Summit, and then down Tuckerman, with the whole trip (including an hour at the summit) taking around 7 hours to complete. This was the most rewarding hike I've done to date, but it is very strenuous and comes with dangers - I would strongly recommend against attempting this if you're new to hiking / not in optimal shape (it is very cardiointensive and as another user said, you will earn every one of those 4200 feet - going up very steep grades at times); with regards to danger - look up the weather conditions of the summit and surrounding area the night before and the morning of; do not attempt in bad weather.

In general - be safe and pace yourself both ways. Wear good hiking boots. Bring rain and thermal gear - it was 34F at the summit with a windchill of 19F today, without any precipitation (we were still in the clouds and it was very windy - 40mph). But more than anything, have an awesome time - the Ravine is unlike anything I've ever seen, and it was breathtaking. Have to imagine the views from the summit on a clear day are the same. The summit has a heated visitor center with food, drinks, water (can refill your packs here), restrooms, and a post office - which was closed today.

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25 days ago

This was an amazing trail. We were in the rain and fog but saw some of the views and they were amazing. Be prepared we hiked through the water most of the way up the head wall even with waterproof stuff we were soaked but it was worth it

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27 days ago

Burtal for the last .7 mile but well worth it! Tuckerman to Lions Head. I'dclim it again! Enjoy

29 days ago

Amazing views and great workout

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1 month ago

Phew, this was brutal! It felt like the climb was never going to end, but the views are amazing! Took Tuck to Lions head due to snow still in the ravine. I like to think I'm a relatively experienced hiker, but this was a true test of endurance. You will earn every one of those 4000 feet. It was surreal to see snow along the trail on a very hot June day, and the views of the ravine were spectacular! The last half mile or so is a punishing scramble over rocks/boulders, trying to navigate your way from cairn to cairn. My legs were sore for days, but the views made it totally worth it. I'd do it again. :)

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