Tuckerman Ravine Trail

Nash Stream Forest, New Hampshire

Elevation Gain3,470ft
Trailhead Elevation2,044ft
Elevation Min/Max2044/5361ft
Elevation Start/End2044/2044ft

Tuckerman Ravine Trail

Tuckerman Ravine Trail is a hiking trail in Coös County, New Hampshire. It is within Nash Stream Forest and White Mountain National Forest. It is 3.2 miles long and begins at 2,044 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,470 feet. The Pinkham Notch information and the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center information office are near the trailhead. There is also an information map. The Hermit Lake water and the Hermit Lake Shelter (1 of 2) shelter can be seen along the trail. There is also a viewpoint along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Boott Spur Link Trail, Boott Spur Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Lion Head Trail, Tuckerman Crossover, Hungtington Ravine Trail, Raymond Path and Lawn Cutoff.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Robert N. Buchsbaum
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"This rugged hike takes you up to Tuckerman Ravine, one of the most dramatic landscapes in New England, and then on to the summit of the tallest mountain in New England." Read more
Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
David Goodman
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"Tuckerman Ravine is the most famous center of backcountry skiing in the East. There are a variety of very steep and extreme ski routes in and around the ravine and on Mount Washington." Read more
"A dramatic climb up the wall of a famous ravine, then an alpine traverse across a high shoulder of Mount Washington. Mount Washington may be the tallest mountain in the Northeast and thus appealing as a backcountry destination, but a picnic on its apex is not the pristine wilderness experience that most hikers seek at the high point of an arduous climb. The terminus of an auto road and a railroad, hikers share the top with hundreds of tourists who have come to see the weather observatory, shop for souvenirs, eat in the cafeteria, and take in the view on a clear day. Arguably a far better experience, which still offers superb views and an extensive alpine walk, is the loop that ascends from Pinkham Notch via famous Tuckerman Ravine, traverses a high alpine meadow along the historic Davis Path, then descends past Boott Spur, a rock outcropping on the southern end of the ravine’s rim, to return to Pinkham Notch." Read more
Snowshoe Routes: New England (The Mountaineers Books)
Diane Bair & Pamela Wright
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"In southern New England, the crocuses are up. The robins are back. The sidewalk vendors are hawking bouquets of tulips and daffodils. And hundreds of people are ascending the slippery ridges of granite, with slopes as steep as 55 degrees, above the vast Tuckerman Ravine-an enormous cirque on the southeast side of Mount Washington. Every spring, when avalanche danger subsides and the sun crests the edge of the bowl and softens the ice, this wild and challenging region in northern New Hampshire opens to daredevil skiers. On this White Mountain hike, you’ll get a great workout, fine mountain views, and have the added bonus of seeing the backcountry powderhounds take on "Tucks." In April and May, and some years into June, crowds (sometimes more than 2000 people on a spring weekend!) gather at Picnic Rocks, a jumble of giant boulders at the base of the ravine. They come to enjoy the surrounding winter splendor and to ooh and ahh as skiers successfully maneuver the mountain or to gasp and groan as others slip, slide, tumble, and turn into fast-moving, human snowballs." Read more

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Trail Information

Nash Stream Forest
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Nash Stream Forest
White Mountain National Forest
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USGS Topo: Mount Washington, NH
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Dec 2018