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

659 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Nov 28, 2015. 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, Lions Head to Tuckerman Ravine and Tuckermans 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

5% Lions Head to Tuckerman Ravine

5% Tuckermans Ravine

5% Lions Head

5% Tuckerman's Ravine Trail

4% Tuckerman Ravine Trail

4% Auto Road

3% Appalachian Trail

3% Lion's Head Trail

3% ammonoosuc ravine trail

3% Jewell Trail

2% AT

2% boot spur

2% Amonoosuc Ravine Trail to Crawford Path

2% Jewell

2% Huntingtons Ravine

2% Lions Head Winter Route

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% Amoonusuc Ravine

1% Crawford Path to Jewell Trail

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% Gulfside Trail to Clay Loop Trail

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

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

0% Crawford Path

0% South Gully

0% Webster Cliff Trail to Crawford Path

0% Gulfside Trail to Osgood Trail to Great Gulf Trail

0% Edmunds Path

0% Wamsutta

0% Huntington Ravine Trail > Pinnacle Gully

0% Bike road 100% of the time :)

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% Ammonusuc Ravine Trail

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

0% Gulfside Trail

0% Amonoosuc Ravine

0% Huntington Ravine Central Gully

0% Glen boulder

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% same way back to Perch

0% Trinity Heights Connector, Gulfside & Jewell Trails


  • 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!

SNAPSHOTedit info


6,288 ft / 1,917 m


6,148 ft / 1,874 m

Height Rank Range

White Mountains


New Hampshire, United States

Summited by

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  • wskendal
  • scott
  • catamount
  • tdgrein
  • snodough
  • willirq
  • avizaaj
  • TheKiltedHiker
  • AntinJ
  • Dane
  • spencernowak
  • COdeacon

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