Mount Eisenhower Trail

Nash Stream Forest, New Hampshire

Distance2.2mi
Elevation Gain2,146ft
Trailhead Elevation2,604ft
Top4,439ft
Elevation Min/Max2544/4439ft
Elevation Start/End2604/2604ft

Mount Eisenhower Trail

Mount Eisenhower Trail is a hiking trail in Coös County, New Hampshire. It is within Nash Stream Forest and White Mountain National Forest. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 2,604 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,146 feet. This trail connects with the following: Crawford Path, Dry River Trail, Dry River Cutoff and Isolation Trail.

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Hiking the White Mountains (Falcon Guides)
Lisa Densmore
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"A steady climb to the top of a prominent 4,000-footer on a historic trail. Path on a high alpine shoulder of Mount Eisenhower. In the early 1800s, when the Presidential Range was first explored, there were more peaks than American presidents. Mount Eisenhower was unnamed for many years, then it was known as Mount Pleasant, Mount Prospect, Pleasant Dome, and Dome Mountain, depending on the mapmaker. It did not get its current name until 1972, three years after Dwight D. Eisenhower died.If your goal is to reach the summit of Mount Eisenhower, the historic Edmands Path (blue blazes) is the preferred route. Originally a bridle path, it is considered one of the most well-constructed trails in the White Mountains, climbing at a relatively even pitch despite the rugged terrain to accommodate horses, though today it is strictly a footpath." Read more

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11/3/2007
A friend and I, both in our 60s, hiked the trail on an overcst day in November. We both commented on the pleasure of hiking a trail with a fairly constant grade and good footing. Unfortunately, the summit was socked in but regardless, we were invigorated by our hike and found the "guidebook time" to be right on for us.
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11/28/2005
awesome climb. View was magnificent and presidential range and mountain washington was spectacular. climb took about 3 hours and hour and half down. Was somewhat difficult but I had a friend who does not excercise and has not climbed in years and he was able to make it. The only issue was at start of trail marker on tree is not very visible when you start accent up mountain so stay on trail and go around ridge follow the sound of local stream and keep eye for faint yellow marker to stay on track.
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Trail Information

Nash Stream Forest
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Nash Stream Forest
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USGS Stairs Mountain Quad
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Dec 2018