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