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Tuckerman Ravine

 4.6 (11)

Length


3.8 Miles 6.2 Kilometers


4,079' 1,243 m

Ascent

-0' -0 m

Descent

20%

Avg Grade (11°)

65%

Max Grade (33°)

6,171' 1,881 m

High

2,092' 638 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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All Clear 86 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud, Icy History

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A steep trail linking the Pinkham Visitor center to the summit of Mt. Washington.

Brian Smith

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail leaves Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and climbs steadily to Hermit Lake Shelters (2.4 miles, 1800 feet elevation gain) and is used to access Lion Head Trail, Boott Spur, and Huntington Ravine.

From Hermit Lake you begin to climb more steeply to the floor of the ravine, then very steeply through the top of the ravine. From the junction with the Alpine Garden Trail, the trail climbs the rocky summit cone another 1000 vertical feet to the top.

Each winter, the Tuckerman Ravine Trail is covered by snow and ice and has highly exposed steep cliffs and slopes below it. From late fall through late spring or even early summer, think of it more as a mountaineering ascent than a regular trail. The consequences of a fall or being involved in an avalanche during these months can be dire.

Without appropriate equipment (e.g. ice axe, crampons, and avalanche equipment), climbing this trail in winter should not be attempted. Due to the widespread presence of objective hazards such as icy waterfalls, falling ice, and steep snow, each spring the section of the trail from Lunch Rocks to the Alpine Garden Trail is closed.

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Apr 29, 2018
Ben Rosenberg
5mi
Apr 28, 2018
Kate Anderson
Great Day- Hiked to the Bowl- conditions were not great for summiting without more gear- but perfect nonetheless. Started out in shorts, ended in hats
Sep 22, 2017
Allan Zhou
下山。从难到易。速度可以加快,东西带多了。 4.2mi
Sep 20, 2017
Linda R
0.8mi
Sep 3, 2017
Madi P
Sep 2, 2017
Aishwarya Sukumar
Sep 2, 2017
Harish Soundararajan
Ascent only via Tuckermann's Raveine 4.2mi
Aug 7, 2017
Matthew Geason

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  4.6 from 11 votes

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