Lowe's Path

Coös County, New Hampshire

Elevation Gain4,570ft
Trailhead Elevation1,386ft
Elevation Min/Max1386/5790ft
Elevation Start/End1386/1386ft

Lowe's Path

Lowe's Path is a hiking trail in Coös County, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 1,386 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 8.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,570 feet. Adams Four (elevation 5,335 feet) can be seen along the trail. The trail ends near Mount Adams (elevation 5,735 feet). This trail connects with the following: Airline Trail, Presidential Range Rail Trail, Spur Trail, Cabin-Cascades Trail, The Link, Star Lake Trail, Log Cabin Cutoff, Great Gully Trail, Randolph Path, Gulfside Trail, Israel Ridge Path, King Ravine Trail and Gray Knob Trail.

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This was a hike for "Flags on the "48", the annual event to hoist a U.S. flag on each of the 48 official 4000 foot summits of NH in honor of the fallen victims of the 9/11/01 tragic event. Our goal was to summit Mt. Adams.
We started at 7:15am on a bright, sunny day -- the best day of the entire week.
We took the Lowe's Path the entire way to Mt. Adams for 4.7 miles and summitted at 11:43am (4.5 hours).
We stayed at the summit for an hour then decided to head over to Mt. Madison, its next door neighbor. We took the Gulfside trail and Osgood trail to Mt. Madison starting at 12:45pm and arriving at the summit at 3pm after watching a helicopter haul in lumber load after load for the renovation of the Madison Hut (quite impressive). The hike to Madison was moderate; the hike to Adams quite streuous in the middle parts, but eased up toward the end.
We hiked back to the Lowe's path trailhead from Madison via the Osgood, Gulfside to Lowes's Path the whole way back. We hiked the last hour in the dark with headlamps and arrived at the Lowe's store at 8:30pm.
The entire hike was 12 miles (9.4 of it being the roundtrip trek to Mt. Adams, the rest being the to and from Madison trip). It took 13.5 hours with and hour of that being a rest on the summit of Adams.
Great views of so many other peaks that day

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Trail Information

Coös County
Nearby City
Skill Level
Androscoggin Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Washington 7.5 x 15.
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