Tuckermans Ravine Trail to Mount Washington

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Tuckermans Ravine Trail to Mount Washington is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gorham, NH that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.1 miles 3710 feet Loop
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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.

Lubo Vitkov
4 days ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

25 Apr 2016, beautiful sunny day. Took the Tuckerman trail up (5 hrs) and Lion head down (3 hrs). The path was snow covered even down in the wood and at places icy. The TR was closed "due to dangerous conditions) and had to scramble up on the right side to reach the LH trail.
The top was below freezing and very windy -- at times the gusts broke my balance. My ski gear -- jacket, hat and gloves served me well.
On the way down there is a very steep section of the lion's head. Once it merges with TR it's wider and easy except for the icy spots. In the late afternoon they froze and had to be avoided.
Funny enough, the next day it snows 50 mi South of Mt. W. Can imagine what a blizzard is there.

Ryan P.
21 days ago

Zimu Zhou
1 month ago

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Zimu Zhou
1 month ago

15 Completed0 Reviews

Jeff Harmon
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Awesome.

Steve Kendall
3 months ago

15 Completed15 Reviews

Hayley Jeanne
3 months ago

4 Completed2 Reviews

Literally could not have asked for better weather when my boyfriend and I did this hike. We took Tuckerman's Ravine until it met with Lion's Head, and followed that the rest of the way to the summit (though it meets back with TR for the last .6 miles). We took TR all the way down though. GREAT views, and really fun trail. We trucked it up the first 2 miles of TR, slowing down on LH and then enjoyed a leisurely descent back down TR. Loved doing this, and would totally want to summit Mt. Washington again, maybe trying a different route.

Shawn S
3 months ago

5 Completed5 Reviews

Fun trail

Alex Vendetti
4 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice trip !

Ashok Kumar Muthusamy
5 months ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Went for a perfect summer day hike in September. Some level of physical fitness required. Wish to go again...

Dani Wyman
6 months ago

31 Completed21 Reviews

Kristy & Matt Travel the East
6 months ago

30 Completed34 Reviews

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Kristy & Matt Travel the East
6 months ago

30 Completed34 Reviews

Check out our review & Photos on our hiking site!
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Kristy & Matt Travel the East
6 months ago

30 Completed34 Reviews

Check out our review & Photos on our hiking site!
http://www.traveltheeast.com/2015/10/mount-washington-highest-peak-in.html

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Kristy Albano & Matt Pickering
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Kristy & Matt Travel the East
6 months ago

30 Completed34 Reviews

Check out our review & Photos on our hiking site!
http://www.traveltheeast.com/2015/10/mount-washington-highest-peak-in.html

Travel the East ©
Kristy Albano & Matt Pickering
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Adam Gagnon
6 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

This trail took my girlfriend and I 4 hours up and 3 hours down. October 10th and although there was a very small amount of snow. There was no ice on the trail because it was in the sun most of the day. It was beautiful and exhausting. Arriving at 10:30 am we had to wait for a parking spot in the big parking lot. Lots of people.

Richard Redding
6 months ago

10 Completed7 Reviews

Richard Redding
6 months ago

10 Completed7 Reviews

Diana Kilguss
6 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nadine Bariteau
7 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Stoped at the "bottom of the bowl" before the climbing section to reach the summit. Weather was perfect all the way. Great, hard hike, but worth it! We wantto do go to the summit next year!