Tuckermans Ravine Mount Washington

Gorham, NH
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Classic glacial bowl, sweeping 2000 foot cliffs, skiers

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.

Some people hike up with their sleds and slide down the ski trail.

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.

From the North:

Take route 16 south from Gorham NH into Pinkham notch. Watch for the Tuckermans Ravine trailhead on your right.

From the South:

Take route 16 north from Glen NH into Pinkham notch. Watch for the Tuckermans Ravine trailhead on your left.

The trailhead is very well marked. The parking lot is massive but it can still be difficult to find a parking spot when skiers are present. A small donation is requested.

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Gorham, NH 03581, (603) 466-2721

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I didn't even attempt to summit, but made it to the Hermit Lake Shelter on February 20, 2014. It was the first time in 20 years that I was able to make it which was very exciting. It was a beautiful, sunny day but heavy going in loose packed snow.

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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Took our class from Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and camped at Hermit Shelter. Hiked Tuckerman's. Beautiful

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10 Completed 2 Reviews

What an incredible hike! The beginning is a little big mundane until you get to the ranger station. That's where all the fun begins!

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9 Completed 8 Reviews

Great climb but if you go in April and May, ALWAYS pack your skis. It is torture to sit at lunch rock watching the skiers without being able to join in.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Lucked out and had perfect weather. This is a fairly difficult hike, but doable if you are prepared. Most of the trail is made up of at least soccer-ball sized rocks, so you need to be mindful of your foot placement. As you head up the headwall of the ravine, the trail becomes narrow and quite steep. It is extremely important to stay on the trail. Only a month after I hiked this, a hiker fell to his death because he left the trail and slipped on wet rocks.

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89 Completed 4 Reviews

I first hiked this when I was a kid and the hotel was still on top and have done it 7 times since. Still one of my favorite hikes, and one of the more majestic climbs in New England. And, like all things associated with Mt Washington - keep an eye out for the weather and treat the mountain with respect.

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210 Completed 4 Reviews

A fun hike but usually pretty crowded. I prefer to go up Boott Spur Link and look down into Tucks. Great views all year round!

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6 Completed 5 Reviews

It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen you can't get the full view or experience unless you climb it it's truly amazing

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569 Completed 569 Reviews

I do not know why they only rated this medium? I gave it a single diamond. That said, the views were amazing and worth every foot of the climb. I loved the waterfall.

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

First real hike for this rookie. Used micro spikes at reccomendation of my hiking partner. Good idea! Went to the bowl. Weather was great and views breath taking. We descended taking a small detour to the Harvard cabin via Huntington Revine trail. Crossed a few springs. Accommodations and staff at AMC Joe Dodge Lodge were first rate!

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