Appalachian Trail: US 302 to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center

The lofty goal on this 23.5-miler--more than half of which runs above treeline--is Mount Washington, the most notorious and highest peak in New Hampshire. On bluebird days, views stretch for 100-plus miles. Tip: Check the forecast before you go; weather blows in fast.
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The lofty goal on this 23.5-miler--more than half of which runs above treeline--is Mount Washington, the most notorious and highest peak in New Hampshire. On bluebird days, views stretch for 100-plus miles. Tip: Check the forecast before you go; weather blows in fast.

Madison Spring Hut; sleeps 30.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 37.9

Waypoints

WPT013

Location: 44.3051338195801, -71.2616653442383

Parapet Brook

WPT026

Location: 44.2824668884277, -71.3167343139648

Jewell Trail

WPT010

Location: 44.2425003051758, -71.3446655273438

Mt. Eisenhower Trail loop

WPT001

Location: 44.3278007507324, -71.2834320068359

Madison Hut

WPT020

Location: 44.2699851989746, -71.303581237793

Tower

WPT030

Location: 44.257266998291, -71.2531356811524

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center; parking

WPT025

Location: 44.2787170410156, -71.3133163452148

Mt. Clay loop over summit; AT skirts around

WPT011

Location: 44.2434349060059, -71.3416976928711

Mt Eisenhower Trail

WPT036

Location: 44.3168678283691, -71.304817199707

Israel Ridge Path

WPT014

Location: 44.3047828674316, -71.2619171142578

Madison Gulf Trail

WPT002

Location: 44.2267150878906, -71.365837097168

Mt. Pierce

WPT031

Location: 44.2989654541016, -71.316047668457

Cornice

WPT039

Location: 44.3207015991211, -71.2968826293945

Israel Ridge Path to Mt. Adams, Thunderstorn Junction

WPT030

Location: 44.2931175231934, -71.3179016113281

Sphinx Trail

WPT040

Location: 44.3216667175293, -71.2963027954102

Lowes Path to Adams & cabin

WPT017

Location: 44.2661018371582, -71.3081817626953

Davis Path & Westide Path

WPT022

Location: 44.2815818786621, -71.2532806396484

Auto Rd; parking

WPT016

Location: 44.3046684265137, -71.2630310058594

ATcontinues on Madison Gulf Trail

WPT027

Location: 44.2887344360352, -71.3176193237305

Spring

WPT028

Location: 44.2616157531738, -71.2532348632812

Blanch Ski Trail

WPT020

Location: 44.283016204834, -71.252082824707

Trail to Lowe's Bald Spot; sign says 5 min walk

WPT026

Location: 44.2631149291992, -71.2540130615234

Crew Cut Trail

WPT015

Location: 44.2586517333984, -71.3190536499024

Lakes of the Clouds Hut; views

WPT029

Location: 44.2915000915527, -71.3169860839844

Mt. Clay Loop

WPT007

Location: 44.3278503417969, -71.2693862915039

Daniel Webster Trail; Parapet Trail

WPT010

Location: 44.3088150024414, -71.2549819946289

AT continues on Great Gulf Trail @ jct. with Osgood trail to Osgood Tentsite

WPT024

Location: 44.2775001525879, -71.3121032714844

Westside Trail

WPT033

Location: 44.3050498962402, -71.311653137207

Six Husbands Trail

WPT032

Location: 44.300666809082, -71.3147964477539

Jefferson Loop to head over summit

WPT025

Location: 44.2698669433594, -71.2534027099609

Great Gulf Trail

WPT023

Location: 44.2797317504883, -71.2539367675781

AT continues on Old Jackson Rd @ jct. with Nelson Crag Tr.

WPT027

Location: 44.2627983093262, -71.2536849975586

Link Ski Trail

WPT034

Location: 44.3080177307129, -71.3131484985352

Mt. Jefferson Loop

WPT016

Location: 44.2593154907227, -71.3161163330078

Camel Trail

WPT012

Location: 44.2476615905762, -71.3368301391602

Mt. Franklin

WPT038

Location: 44.3182487487793, -71.3008193969726

Water

WPT004

Location: 44.328800201416, -71.2767181396484

Mt. Madison; Watson Path

WPT022

Location: 44.2746505737305, -71.3046798706055

Great Gulf Tr

WPT041

Location: 44.3217315673828, -71.2962799072266

Great Gulf Trail

WPT014

Location: 44.2574844360352, -71.3188171386719

Mt. Monroe Loop over Mt. Monroe

WPT024

Location: 44.2790489196777, -71.2543487548828

Raymond Path

WPT004

Location: 44.227783203125, -71.3648986816406

ATcontinues on Crawford Path

WPT013

Location: 44.2532005310059, -71.326530456543

Mt. Monroe Loop over Mt. Monroe

WPT001

Location: 44.2194366455078, -71.3697280883789

Mitzpah Hut

WPT043

Location: 44.3259010314941, -71.2884674072266

AMC Airline Trail to Mt. Adams

WPT019

Location: 44.2709007263184, -71.3056182861328

AT continues on Gulfside Trail

WPT021

Location: 44.2703666687012, -71.3034133911133

Mt. Washington; Tip Top House, Cog Railway, Mt. Washington Observatory and Sherman Adams Summit Bldg

WPT005

Location: 44.3295669555664, -71.273567199707

Howker Ridge

WPT029

Location: 44.2581329345703, -71.2532501220703

Tuckerman's Ravine Trail

WPT015

Location: 44.3046493530273, -71.2625198364258

Suspension Bridge over West Branch Peabody River

WPT002

Location: 44.3280181884766, -71.283203125

Pine Link Trail

WPT011

Location: 44.3052673339844, -71.2613677978516

Great Gulf Trail, AT turns east

WPT007

Location: 44.2373352050781, -71.3508682250976

AT skirts Eisenhower; Mt. Eisenhower Trail over Eisenhower summit ahead

WPT008

Location: 44.2386322021484, -71.3494338989258

Spring

WPT023

Location: 44.2763481140137, -71.3101196289062

Steep downhill to the E into Great Gulf Wilderness

WPT035

Location: 44.310417175293, -71.3124847412109

Randolph Path; Edmonds Col; water source

WPT017

Location: 44.2983512878418, -71.2593002319336

Stream

WPT001

Location: 44.1708488464356, -71.3879470825195

US 302; parking

WPT018

Location: 44.1958160400391, -71.3893508911133

Webster-Jackson Trail

WPT016

Location: 44.1923370361328, -71.387565612793

Views

WPT011

Location: 44.1849174499512, -71.3855819702148

Cliff

WPT022

Location: 44.2194633483887, -71.3697509765625

Mizpah Hut

WPT009

Location: 44.1821327209473, -71.384147644043

View to the S

WPT014

Location: 44.1899185180664, -71.3870315551758

View

WPT003

Location: 44.1718330383301, -71.3856353759766

Blue-blazed Saco River Trail

WPT021

Location: 44.2190818786621, -71.3709335327148

Mizpah cut-off Trail

WPT017

Location: 44.1946716308594, -71.3883972167969

Mt Webster

WPT015

Location: 44.1916160583496, -71.3875350952148

View to the SW

WPT008

Location: 44.1793518066406, -71.3837203979492

Webster Cliff, amazing views

WPT005

Location: 44.1721000671387, -71.3834686279297

Saco River Trail

WPT002

Location: 44.1713333129883, -71.3859634399414

Saco river

WPT006

Location: 44.1758995056152, -71.3761367797852

Spring

WPT020

Location: 44.2030181884766, -71.3756484985352

Webster-Jackson Trail; Mt Jackson

DSCF8426

Location: 44.3224182128906, -71.2957000732422

DSCF8509

Location: 44.3281326293945, -71.2824630737305

DSCF8553

Location: 44.3280487060547, -71.2788009643555

DSCF8572

Location: 44.3287315368652, -71.2768859863281

DSCF8618

Location: 44.3047676086426, -71.2622528076172

DSCF8648

Location: 44.2873497009277, -71.2559509277344

DSCF8655

Location: 44.2597999572754, -71.2526321411133

DSCF8335

Location: 44.2503814697266, -71.3300857543945

DSCF8354

Location: 44.2588653564453, -71.3188552856445

DSCF8357

Location: 44.2588005065918, -71.3182144165039

DSCF8279

Location: 44.1709671020508, -71.3874435424805

DSCF8288

Location: 44.1911964416504, -71.3873443603516

DSCF8301

Location: 44.1937484741211, -71.3882598876953

DSCF8390

Location: 44.3148765563965, -71.3066482543945

DSCF8567

Location: 44.328670501709, -71.2776184082031