Tuckerman Ravine Trail to Mount Washington

HARD 264 reviews

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.

Hiked it in less than three and a half hours. Difficult from the head wall of tuckermans on, rocky and steep but so worth it. Poured the whole day before so there was a little dampness on the trails but so do able. Awesome hike and great experience!

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14 hours ago

Out of the Hard hikes I've done on this site, this was definitely the hardest. Without spoiling too much, the last third of the way up is, while challening, extremely rewarding/unique to anyone who hasn't done a mountain this high before.

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4 days ago

The first part of the hike up to the hermit shelters is a gradual incline. I really took my time to save my gas for the last 1.8 miles. That is really when the terrain changes to primarily all rocks. Brought my trekking poles but was sort of regretting bringing them when hitting the headwall as they just became dead weight. The views are absolutely beautiful. It is challenging but very much achievable. I reached the summit in 3 hours 52 minutes,ended up taking the shuttle back down the mountain. Glad they were running it's not always a guarantee. Went on a Wednesday and started a little after 8 there was very light foot traffic on the trail.

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7 days ago

Hiked it yesterday, weather changes quickly at the top. Had 60mph gusts with rain. Had to take the shuttle back down.

7 days ago

Amazing !

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7 days ago

One of the best hikes I've ever done so far! Via Lion's Head on the way up and Tuckerman's Ravine down. Amazing! Hard at times but super rewarding. Will do it again in a heartbeat!

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11 days ago

Epic trail !!!
We hiked it the 6th of August, very foggy and windy conditions. 20 degrees Celcius at the bottom, 2 degrees celcius at the top (!!), and winds up to 125 km/h.

Steady elevation on the 2/3 of the trail, but then @Tuckerman Ravine the wall starts. Technical path to hike, climbing rocks is often required. Last section once out of Tuckerman ravine to the summit can be very very tricky in humid/windy conditions. We were not able to see the trail marks, the pile of rocks were our only landmark in the fog.
Visibility was null so we didn't get the view from the top. But the trail is 5 Star all the same as it was a fun challenge and with its load of heart pumping moments in those conditions.
The descent is technical, but the sky was clearer which allows us some spectacular views and better hiking conditions.
To be done with the right equipment (take warm clothes with you, gloves (!!) and obviously good hike/trail shoes...)

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11 days ago

13 days ago

We did the hike on August 3rd 2017.Incredible hike but be prepared this is not that easy.You need to be in good shape.Lots of rocks.After getting over the head wall the last half mile is difficult nothing but rock and fairly steep.And give yourself plenty of time.The weather can change in minutes and it did.Remember the shuttle service is not a guarantee.Plan on 4-5 hours up.We took the shuttle down.Thank God it was there.

14 days ago

La montée est vraiment du sport! L'expérience en vaut la peine mais il faut du souffle.

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14 days ago

A difficult trail but worth hike. You will see a waterfall on the way up and you will feel relieved once you reach the weather station. The weather station offers food and drinks so that you can resupply for your hike down. Shuttles are also available for those who don't want to hike back down.

14 days ago