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Best trails in Mount Washington

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Looking for a great trail near Mount Washington, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Crawford Notch State Park or Franconia Notch State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like White Mountain National Forest or Pleasant Mountain Preserve. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 7 hard trails in Mount Washington ranging from 5.4 to 27.5 miles and from 1,246 to 6,282 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Mount Washington
Top trails (7)
#1 - Mount Monroe Trail
Mount Washington State Park
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
Please note that the hut is currently closed due to COVID-19. The view of Mt Washington and of the Southern Presidentials is wonderful. The trail is generally level for the first 2 miles at which time you will arrive at the gem pool. The last mile is very steep. Only the last 3/10ths of a mile is very exposed to the wind but in inclement weather that can be too much. Please remember that this is not a good place to hike in the winter. There is a $10 fee per person. Show more
#2 - Mount Isolation via Glen Boulder Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 7 h 53 m
#3 - Carter Notch Hut, Dome, and 19 Mile Brook Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 6 h 15 m
#4 - Isolation via Glen Boulder and Rocky Branch
Mount Washington, New Hampshire
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Length: 13.5 mi • Est. 7 h 23 m
Glen Boulder Trail is a fantastic ascent to Isolation, featuring an exposed ridge line with views of the Presidential Range and of course the famous Glen Boulder. An easier descent than returning down Glen Boulder Trail is to take the Isolation Trail to Rocky Branch. This is a great hike in the summer and winter, but be warned - there are a number of river crossings, and the trail does follow a stream bed for a while. In the shoulder seasons when there isn't yet sufficient ice on the streams but there is snow around, it can be slow going to find good footing. Show more
#5 - Presidential Traverse via Daniel Webster Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 20.7 mi • Est. Multi-day
#6 - Mount Madison Via Madison Gulf Trail
White Mountain National Forest
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Length: 9.9 mi • Est. 6 h 42 m
There is a 5$ fee at the trailhead that must be paid in cash. Show more
#7 - Nineteen Mile Brook, Carter Notch, Imp and Wild River Loop
Wild River Wilderness
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Length: 27.5 mi • Est. Multi-day