Mount Washington

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern US and the most prominent peak in the Eastern US. It is famous for its dangerously erratic weather - be prepared for huge swings in weather. The peak long held the world record for the highest wind gust directly measured at the Earth's surface, 231 mph. Many trails lead to the summit, including the Appalachian Trail, which crosses the summit. Lakes of the Clouds Hut, one of the Appalachian Mountain Club's eight mountain huts, is located on one of the mountain's shoulders. The mountain has two prominent glacial cirques. Craggy Huntington Ravine offers rock and ice climbing in an alpine setting. And by far the more famous Tuckerman Ravine is New England's classic late-spring pilgrimage for spring backcountry skiing as late as June.

Mount Washington SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by wskendal

687 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on May 2, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Tuckerman Ravine to Lions Head, Tuckermans Ravine and Lions Head to Tuckerman Ravine.

Others who’ve summited Mount Washington

  • wskendal
  • scott
  • tdgrein
  • snodough
  • willirq
  • avizaaj
  • spencernowak
  • COdeacon
  • TrishAlexSage
  • theczar
  • realhillboarding
  • howland.david
  • VipAdventurers
  • StoneMan
  • jughillmills
  • sli74
  • shandril
  • akrasny94
  • adkapple
  • Anathemus
  • agoulette
  • hiking4000
  • hyland03276
  • hikingdrummer
  • NHsummergirl
  • kbomb
  • rscimagery
  • galvinami
  • cellsman
  • spebarto
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Routes Used trails & approaches

6% Tuckerman Ravine to Lions Head

6% Tuckermans Ravine

5% Lions Head to Tuckerman Ravine

5% Lions Head

5% Tuckerman's Ravine Trail

4% Auto Road

3% Tuckerman Ravine Trail

3% ammonoosuc ravine trail

3% Jewell Trail

3% Lion's Head Trail

2% AT

2% Amonoosuc Ravine Trail to Crawford Path

2% boot spur

2% Huntingtons Ravine

2% Lions Head Winter Route

2% Appalachian Trail

2% Jewell

1% Amoonusuc Ravine

1% Presidential Traverse

1% Crawford Path from Monroe

1% Gulfside Trail to Jewell Trail

1% Tuckerman Ravine

1% Lions Head to Hermit Lake Shelter to Tuckerman

1% Cog Railway

1% boot spur-camel trail-AT

1% Lion's Head to Tuckerman's Ravine

1% Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to Crawford Path

1% Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail & Crawford Path

1% Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail to Lake of the Clouds Hut, Monroe Loop over Mt Monroe, to Crawford Path to the Summit

1% Boott Spur Trail

1% Great Gulf

1% same way back to Perch

0% Nelson Crag Trail to Alpine Garden Trail to Tuckerman Crossover

0% Glen boulder

0% Crawford Path

0% Gulfside Trail

0% South Gully

0% Old Jackson Road, Nelson Crag Trail,

0% Crawford Path to Monroe

0% Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Lion's Head Trail, Tuckerman's Ravine Trail

0% Edmunds Path

0% Wamsutta

0% Nelson Crag Trail to Old Jackson Road

0% Huntington Ravine Trail > Pinnacle Gully

0% Direttissma to Glen Boulder Trail to Davis Path to Lawn Cutoff

0% Crawford Path to Webster Cliff Trail to Saco River Trail to Sam Willley Trail

0% Alternate loop from main trail

0% Aerial Tram-kids were wiped!!

0% Gulfside Trail to Clay Loop Trail

0% Along The Cog

0% Ammonusuc Ravine Trail

0% AT to Jefferson Loop Trail, Adams (Israel Ridge) - Madison Springs Hutt

0% Webster Cliff Trail to Crawford Path

0% Bike road 100% of the time :)

0% Amonoosuc Ravine

0% Huntington Ravine Central Gully

0% Gulfside from Clay

0% Gulfside Trail to Osgood Trail to Great Gulf Trail

0% Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside & Jewell Trails

0% Lion's Head to Tuckerman's Ravine to Boott Spur via Boott Spur Link

0% Great Gulf Trail to Gulfside Trail to Jewell Trail

0% Ammunoosuc Ravine

0% Huntington Ravine Trail

0% Crawford to Davis Path to Boot Spurr

0% Crawford Path to Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail

0% Hike from Perch lean to along way do Jefferson and Clay

0% Crawford Path to Jewell Trail


  • PatOConnell PatOConnell
    commented on May 3, 2011
    Been up in summer and young winter, and it's been a blast both times. Hit some 90 mph gusts one day at the summit, and it was incredible. Nothing else like it for thousands of miles.
  • sebastianmacias sebastianmacias
    commented on May 19, 2011
    Nice Mountain
  • sebastianmacias sebastianmacias
    commented on May 19, 2011
    it's nice!

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