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Lion's Head Trail offers an alternate route to Tuckerman Ravine, and it is commonly used for winter ascents.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Point to Point

5,661' 1,725 m

High

3,857' 1,176 m

Low

1,803' 550 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

25%

Avg Grade (14°)

69%

Max Grade (35°)

Dogs Unknown

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Need to Know

If you are making a winter ascent on this trail, crampons and an ice axe are pretty mandatory. Grades can be between 40%-50% on the trail.

Description

This is an alternate route to Tuckerman Ravine. It is commonly used as a means to bypass climbing the ravine itself. The trail will take you up to the Lion's Head, a large rock outcrop above Tuckerman Ravine. It then provides a gently sloping trail along the northern rim of the ravine until rejoining with Tuckerman before turning up the summit cone.

Leaving from the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center, follow the Tuckerman Ravine for just over 2 miles until you reach a sign directing you to the Lion's Head Trail. Follow this up several steep sections before the trail mellows out at the rim. Follow blue markers along the rim until reconnecting with Tuckerman Ravine. Turn right towards the summit, and continue on to the top.

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Ben Rosenberg

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 7 votes

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Trail Rankings

#264

in New Hampshire

#11,586

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Photos

Turning onto Lion's Head from Alpine Garden
Jul 26, 2018 near Pinkham…, NH
View to lower trail.
Sep 14, 2021 near Pinkham…, NH
Steep staircase climb.
Sep 14, 2021 near Pinkham…, NH
Looking past Lions Head towards Tuckerman Ravine - Early Spring
Jun 6, 2018 near Pinkham…, NH

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Oct 29, 2022
Private User
Aug 15, 2020
Shyam Nambiar
Not very muddy, rocks are dry.
Jul 15, 2019
Juan Carlos Us lastor
Jul 19, 2018
Laura Haenchen
Apr 29, 2018
Ben Rosenberg
1mi
Jul 18, 2017
HeadCrabNed
Aug 20, 2016
Cory Hard
1.4mi — 0h 45m
Mar 25, 2013
Joseph Abrahams
Limmer Custom Boots Fitting
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