4,310 ft / 1,314 m


236 ft / 72 m


364 summits

Top climbing months

July   24%

August   12%

June   12%


  • Like Mount Marshall in the Adirondacks, Mt. Pierce was originally named Mt. Clinton after Gov. DeWitt Clinton of New York. Mt. Pierce, which is in the Presidential Range of New Hampshire, is now fittingly named after the state's own President Franklin Pierce.
"My friend, Nora, my Golden, Kali and I left the car on 302 below the lake @ 9:13am and headed up the road to Crawford Path. It was very humid, and even though it was not hot, we were soon sweating like mad. It took us until 11:35 to reach the junction of the Mizpah Cutoff, which was 1.9 mi. We kept going on Crawford to the top of Pierce, which was another 1.2 mi. We stopped just below the summit and took some pictures, and talked to people, then we summited at about 1:00pm and had lunch. At 1:20, we left Mt. Pierce and hiked down the .9 mi to Mizpah Spring Hut, arriving at 2:00. We refilled" - Hufflepuff, Sep 16, 2018
"Nice gradual incline! Gibbs falls is worth the short side trail. Sounds of running water accompanied us for a good portion of the hike. Beautiful views at the top! We could see Mt Eisenhower looming over pierce in the background and the ridge to travel onto to get to it was clearly laid out for miles. " - kaylajean, Aug 25, 2018
"Up eisenhower and pierce...Curran & I started our day at 4am to be back to celebrate with our mothers. Great weather, amazing morning....snow and monorail still up there....spikes on and off but tank tops and spikes are my favorite hiking combination!" - shay-shay, May 13, 2018
"Southern Presi loop with Roger...Up to Eisenhower....underestimated the amount of fresh snow...we decided to try a trail new to us and then headed across pierce and to jackson. We had to break trail up to Eisenhower and from the hut to Jackson. A gorgeous day with warmer temps and just a little wind." - shay-shay, Apr 11, 2018
"Summit completely socked in with fog. Had lunch and waited, fed the gray jays and waited. Still all fog, left for Mizpah, got to the So. Pierce knoll and saw Mt Wash clear as day. Turned around and went back to summit. Really neat under cast all around Eisenhower. Not much wind at all, not much sun either, temps 25ish." - Alohabuffy, Dec 2, 2017



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