Elevation

4,310 ft / 1,314 m

#55 in New Hampshire

#34,790 in United States

Prominence

236 ft / 72 m

#237 in New Hampshire

#9,578 in United States

Summits

426 summits

Top climbing months

July   23%

August   13%

June   11%

Most climbed route

Crawford Path (from Crawford Notch)

19.0 mi • 7,788 ft gain

Highlights

  • Mt. Pierce was originally named Mt. Clinton after Gov. DeWitt Clinton of New York. In 1913 it was fittingly renamed after New Hampshire's own President Franklin Pierce.
  • One of the lower alpine summits of the Presidential Range. A clearing lies on the summit surrounded by krummholz and spruce.
  • Summit can be accessed from the west by the Crawford Path. The Appalachian Trail runs north-south over its summit
  • The AMC Mizpah Spring Hut lies 0.8 miles to the south.
102 summits • 19.0 mi • 7,788 ft gain • 6 hr 55 min
35 summits • 6.9 mi • 488 ft gain • 4 hr 52 min
11 summits • 25.2 mi • 8,924 ft gain • 11 hr 40 min
6 summits • 11.5 mi • 3,578 ft gain • 6 hr 45 min
1 summit • 10.3 mi • 2,856 ft gain • 12 hr 9 min
1 summit • 12.3 mi • 3,790 ft gain • 9 hr 23 min
1 summit • 6.5 mi • 2,368 ft gain • 4 hr 15 min
1 summit • 6.9 mi • 2,368 ft gain • 8 hr 16 min

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