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Trail to the huts is fully snow covered with little to no ice. Easy as it’s going to get. Winds picked up quick at the base of the ravine and were too high (70-80mph) for skiing or to make a push higher. To the cabins, Micro spikes are a good idea. hSnow shoes also an option.

March 6, 2019: Completed this hike/climb under harsh weather conditions on a guided trip with EMS. Did it as an out-and-back via Tuckerman Ravine trail to Lion’s Head trail to the summit. Highly recommend it and EMS.

Great day for a return to the Moose! Blue skys. cold above tree line but very tolerable. Love this mtn

Hiked 3/3/19 with my 11 year old.

Like other comments 1st mile is gradual and typical of what you would expect on any trail. The second mile is a slog. It's straight and moderately steep. No switchbacks, turns and very few small level spots. Last half mile at ridgeline is the easiest.

I can't imagine going down without poles and at least microspikes. The other two groups we saw went up in snowshoes but one switched out for spikes going down. The second mile going down was just as relentless going up.

I would imagine this trail is better in the winter. The packed trails almost felt groomed. There is nothing technical about this trail. No scrambles, boulders or climbing.

Views are great at the top and you do get some sights through the trees on the way up but I assume they would be obscured in the summer.

Overall great trail.

15 days ago

The beginning was gradual, then as you get nearer the top; right after the “view” where you can watch the skiers and snow boarders, it becomes such a steep incline straight up. You zig-zag a bit like this until you reach the summit. The view was appreciable. Then took the same route back and snow-sledded back down on majority of the parts. Exhilarating and totally worth the climb up. Very beautiful.

Steep incline for the second half but definitely worth it! Beautiful hike

26 days ago

Most blazes under snow pack. Monorail start to finish.

Very scenic views. One of the best hikes I ever did.

Plenty of different ways to head up which keeps it from getting stale. Flatrock has a great view of Claremont with Ascutney in the distance.

1 month ago

It was classic Tecumseh, aka a nice walk though the woods and then the classic slog upwards. Great conditions for but sledding though, and the monorail was in decent shape.

Maybe one day, I’ll remember to turn the recordings off when I get back to my car

1 month ago

Just went on February 4th. It’s was unseasonably warm, so the snow had started to melt near the top. The first half is relatively mild incline, but the second half was much more difficult; it was far steeper the rest of the way to the peak. Additionally, I unfortunately experienced thick fog about two thirds up, which continued to the peak and eventually turned into light rain. Sadly the view was completely obscured, but the view from the lookout about halfway up was beautiful! It was a great workout and ended up being a good indication of hiking preparedness! I’m just glad I had a thicker outer layer or else I would’ve been freezing and soaked through.
I saw others about 50/50 in snowshoes versus spikes. I had spikes myself and had absolutely no problem!
All in all, it was a nice, short little challenge. Would recommend!

1 month ago

This is a great hike, the only reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because it does not have the seclusion and serenity that I love about other mountains. Of course this is expected though because it is at a ski resort! As many others have noted, this is a good beginner hike since it is a short trail and a short 4000 footer. But do note—it gets steep. The first part weaves its way through the trees over some streams. About halfway up there's a split where you can go to the left for a lookout over a ski slope and nice view. From this point on it's a straight steep hike up for a while running parallel to the slope. Then once again you weave yourself through the woods to reach the summit. There is a 180 degree lookout at one point where you get a great view of many of the White Mountains especially on a clear day when you can see far to Mount Washington. You can walk to other parts of the summit to get views in other directions.
There were friendly red squirrels at the top (:
*On my hike on January 26th, it ranged from 0-20 degrees and I saw about half the people wearing snowshoes and half wearing microspikes. I had no trouble in my spikes.
Total moving time: 2hrs 33mins

Pretty cold and had to hike in from the road because Ravine Lodge is closed. We used micro spikes until we switched to snowshoes at the trailhead. Great hike. Too cold to hang out at the summit though.. It was truly stunning.

2 months ago

My first 4K. Pretty easy hike done in the fall right before first snowfall. Also added the side trail out to the ski area for some photo ops. Steep in the middle but still manageable for a rookie like I was at the time.

This hike uses the ski slopes of the resort. It is not safe to follow during winter, and would be dull during other seasons.

2 months ago

One of my fav hikes in the Whites.
I was even lucky to see a moose on the top.
The view from the top is stunning. You should be able to see the presi’s if it’s a clear day.

Hiked up to the hut at the base of the ravine on 1/06/19, ended up in a mini blizzard but that was the best part, the beauty was breathtaking. Of course we had the right clothing and used spikes for the fresh snow. Lots of people to the hut, but most opted not to go on due to weather conditions, 105 mile winds reported at the top. Even at the hut they were about 30, the air changed right there and the temperature dropped to felt like 20 below. That was far enough for us!

Awesome day trekking. The ascent was nothing technical but a constant incline and relentless but the clear view of Mt. Washington was well worth it! We took the blue trail up/down when we got to the junction. Be sure to go straight at the first junction and at the se one one you can pick the blue or yellow trail. The trail was packed enough for just spikes but we did put on snowshoes towards the top mostly to use the televators in the steeper parts as the heel lift made it easier to walk up but many just used spikes. We saw the two little squirrels that come looking for food!

Very nice hike. Pretty easy for this first mile, then gets relentlessly steep for the rest of the hike except for a short, flat section right before the summit. The view from the lookout at the top was surprisingly good, especially considering the relatively short time it took to get there.. Spent about 3:45 minutes on this one with a few long breaks at the summit outlook and the ski slope viewpoint.

We went up on the Tecumseh trail and came down on the ski mountain side under the chair lift. It was pretty windy at the top, and the snow was not fully packed down due to the storm overnight. No view for us due to the clouds, but overall a really fun first winter hike! :)

Hiked on June 27. Nearly 8 hours with a 45 minute break at summit. Perfect weather, not windy. Note that Tuckerman’s ravine was closed once you got to the lion’s head trail, so that was the only option. On the return, the flies started chasing us and no amount of bug spray could deter them. Challenging, but lovely throughout with many views.

This is one my favorite hikes of all time! It begins in a hardwood forest, continues through and alpine zone, and finishes in a huge boulder field. It is by far the most complete hiking experience I’ve done on the east coast. I suggest starting early, if you plan on completing the entire loop before dark.

Visually it is a stunning trail. Once you get to the alpine zone you can see how the glaciers meticulously carved this landscape, years ago. The boulder field at the top of the mountain is other worldly and really takes some thought to get through. My buddy and I really had an adventure on this hike!

The last thing to consider is the weather. We did this trail in late July and had great weather until... the boulder field! When we reached this zone a storm rushed in bringing thick fog, hail, and a quick 20 degree drop in temperature. Make sure to layer and bring a hat and gloves, even in the summer.

12/27: trail runs right next to the ski slope, so lots of noise from the slope. The trail is pretty flat for the first mile, then a very constant 20% grade for a little over a mile before it flattens out again close to the top. That second mile is hard but short. Views from the top are good, and there are nice views on the way down as well. Lots of people, lots of dogs, and some beautiful brook crossings. Took 2:10 round trip (1:14 to reach the summit), plus a generous break at the top.

2 months ago

Hiked this Christmas Day. Trails are snow covered and packed nicely. The river crossings were a slightly slippery with the frozen rocks but that just gets the heart pumping. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the wind at the summit was minimal. Overall took us about 3 hours with about 25 minutes of picture taking time.

Easy 4000fter for the winter! Snow is very packed, used microspikes, brought snowshoes but they weren’t necessary! Great views at the summit, not a full 360 but rewarding nonetheless. Took me a little over 3 hours even after stopped for multiple pictures. Take your time to admire the trees with all the frozen snow, it’s a winter wonderland at the summit :)

Summited today with snowboards! We didn’t find a good way to the ski trails from the summit so we hiked down a little ways and found an out of service ski lift off through the woods to the right(going down), just off the Mt. Tecumseh trail. We passed through the first ski trail and crossed into a fully operational, fairly busy, moderate trail. Short ride down from there, but totally worth it!

Fun boulder scramble and great views!

3 months ago

This trail can be described in one word: STAIRS! I hiked this trail after a morning on the Welch/Dickey loop. This was my first of the NH48 so it was tough on me especially after a full morning of hiking, but the accomplishment that I felt upon reaching the summit was unparalleled! Views are obscured by trees but beautiful nonetheless. I had beautiful summer weather on my side, too. Highly recommended for hikers beginning their exploration of the 4000-footers, but may be underwhelming for more experienced hikers. This took me 3.75 hours total on tired legs, including about 30 minutes at the summit.

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