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Edmands Path

Nash Stream Forest, New Hampshire
Distance2.7mi
Elevation Gain2,590ft
Trailhead Elevation2,024ft
Top4,442ft
Elevation Min/Max2024/4442ft
Elevation Start/End2024/2024ft

Edmands Path

Edmands Path is a hiking trail in Coös County, New Hampshire. It is within Nash Stream Forest and White Mountain National Forest. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 2,024 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,590 feet. The Edmands Path Trailhead (elevation 2,067 feet) parking is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Mount Eisenhower Loop.

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Manchester, NH
Pathfinder | 196 pts
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5/5/2019
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Dayton, OH
Trailblazer | 907 pts
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6/11/2011
Gorgeous day! (do make certain you have a good weather day as there's lots of exposure on this trek). Just to let you know there are no restroom faciliities at the TH so stop somewhere before you get there. I'm not the fastest hiker so I started at 8am and finished at 4:25pm with 1/2 stop for lunch at the Lake of the Clouds Hut. I didnt' hike up Eisenhower as I had already done this one. I hiked to the hut then hiked over Monroe from that side on the way back. Tip: I found this a much better/easier option to avoid trying to find the right boulders going up from the other side as mentioned in this guide.
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Brookline, NH
Pathfinder | 185 pts
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9/20/2008
wow this was great. I returned to the car, after climbing Mount Eisenhower but my son went all the way to Mount Washington! Trail has great creak crossings, no trees over the trail and great views once above tree line. It took me three hours to get above tree line from the car. My son only took 1.5 hours to get up to treeline (about 4000 foot). All and all great hike for beginners and a great way to start a Presidential Traverse.
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Dartmouth, MA
Adventurer | 360 pts
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7/30/2006
This was a fabulous hike! As with any hike in the Presidentials, the weather can be a problem, so if the weather is questionable at the trailhead, it will certainly be much worse at the summit. We had great weather in the low 80s to start and it dropped to about 70 with a stiff wind near the summit of Eisenhower.
The trail was wet in some places but nothing too difficult with hiking boots. It took my wife and I (both in our mid 50s) about two hours and 45 minutes of climbing to reach the intersection with the Crawford Path near the summit of Eisenhower. It''s just a 15 scramble to the summit from here.
The views near and at the summit are spectacular. Mt. Washington and the train to its summit were visible in the distance.
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Calico Ridge, NV
Explorer | 50 pts
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8/26/2002
Edmunds Path is not for the beginner. Although only 3 miles in length, it is a fairly steep climb for the entire hike. I carried my 22 month old son and daypack in my Kelty Child Carrier totalling about 40lbs. This was too much weight to enjoy the hike. A daypack with lunch or some snacks and plenty of water will suffice. The views are spectacular once you get above tree line. Mt. Washington is fairly close in the distance and you can watch the railroad go up and down the mountain. You get a great view of the Mt. Washington Valley and much of the Presidential Range. I would recommend the hike, especially if you are looking for a bit of a challenge.
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Trail Information

Nash Stream Forest
Nearby City
Nash Stream Forest
Parks
Ammonoosuc Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Crawford Notch and Stairs Mountain quads; Mount Washington 7.5 x 15.
Local Maps

Trail Log