Mount Avalon

Carroll, New Hampshire

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The narrow summit of Mount Avalon provides excellent views of Crawford Notch, the Willey Range, and the southern Presidentials, including Mount Washington. For much of its length, the Mount Avalon Trail follows Crawford Brook, with some particularly attractive cascades.
AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains

by Robert N. Buchsbaum (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

The narrow summit of Mount Avalon provides excellent views of Crawford Notch, the Willey Range, and the southern Presidentials, including Mount Washington. For much of its length, the Mount Avalon Trail follows Crawford Brook, with some particularly attractive cascades.

©  Robert N. Buchsbaum/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Carroll
Distance: 3.7
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.0–4.0 hours
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Contacts: White Mountain National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Topo: Crawford Notch
Topo Map: Mount Avalon Topographic Map
Guide Book: AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/12/2017

Great trail with a steep rocky section near the end. Best go in dry weather so you don't slip on rocks. Canopy kept out the hot sun well. Rewarding view at the top of the Notch and Mt. Washington

6/30/2009

This was the only day on our journey to New Hampshire when it didn't rain. We were fortunate as the weather conditions were agreeable the entire day. Started out around 9:15am at Pinkham Notch and summitted in 4 hours. Happy to have used our telescoping trekking poles which we put in our packs when hands free became the better option. Took Tuckerman Ravine trail to Lion Head for ascent as Tuckerman Ravine was closed due to ice sheets. Took same trip down. We agreed that this "hike" was truly a climb and is definitely a difficult physical challenge. We are a 45 year old married couple who ran the NYC marathon together in November. We compared the feeling of our legs after Mt. Washington to the post marathon feel. It is not for the inexperienced. We packed pants, fleece, hat, gloves, 2 gatorades each, gel packs, and PBJs for eating at the summit. The hike/climb down was a bit over 3 hours and was physically challenging too. You must have stamina to experience this unforgettable trail and summit. It is very rocky terrain nearly the entire way. The reward and satisfaction are immeasurable though.

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