Tuckermans Ravine Mount Washington

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Classic glacial bowl, sweeping 2000 foot cliffs, skiers

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Dee Stowe (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Did this with our 70lb Rhodesian. Amazing hike but we were all hurting at the end. The dogs paws were a little bloodied up from the rock scramble at the end. Still very doable though, we saw other dogs on the trail. We had an ideal day though, a balmy 50deg at the top and 110mi visibility. We would do this again but would either leave the dog or buy her little trail booties to protect her paws.

Nathan Lavertue (148)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Short: it's a rock scramble in the summer and snow packed uphill grade in the winter.

Long: having done this trail in all seasons, there is a lot to say. It's tougher in the winter only because of the additional gear. But the summer isn't exactly easy. It's steep in sections and very rocky. You hike this trail for the views, the highest peak in the northeast, the right of passage (if you ski/ride) down and the pride. It's a hot tourist spot but I've seen more than my fair share of people who were not prepared. It's a mountain in New England and should be treated as such!

Overall: do this at least once in your life. It's worth it. And pick up after yourself!

Kristen Bobbitt (169)

5 Completed4 Reviews

It was a very hard & fun but very busy trail. Lots of people the whole way to the summit. I wrote a huge recap with photos of my climb up and down Mount Washing here: http://www.countryfitfamily.com/2014/08/hiking-mount-washington-nh-highest-peak-northeast.html

Alicia Devero (847)

41 Completed17 Reviews

I think that by far this is the most difficult hike I have ever done. I was very lucky since that weekend the weather was perfect which is an unusual occurrence on Mt. Washington. 8 hours of constant sun and low wind was gift I didn't want to turn my back on. So after finishing another high peak the day before, Mt. Mansfield in VT, I set off early in the morning and arrived at Mt. Washington ready to Rock! The first part before the ravine goes through the forest throughout the river and it is absolutely beautiful. The moment I faced the ravine I felt the overwhelming magnitude of this mountain and I can fully understand why it climes so many lives every year. A one mistake and or one stronger windblown and an adventure can turn into a tragic event. I think the only solution for this mountain is a steady paste, different for everyone, and determination that drives us all up the rocks although once I got to the last portion of the hike - a vertical 900 feet of rock scrambling I had a few moments when I thought: WTF am I doing here? :) It was probably the longest 900 feet of my life, but Gosh it felt good when I finally stood by the sign Mt. Washington 6,289 ...

Pavica Kneedler (37)

1 Completed1 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.

Stacey Haines (109)

4 Completed4 Reviews

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

VirNinja Hall (117)

10 Completed2 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!

Amy Clarizia (241)

9 Completed8 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.

Kim Ruhl (57)

1 Completed1 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.


89 Completed4 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.