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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.

Rating

Madison Spring Hut; sleeps 30.

To Trailhead

Start: From Hart’s Location, NH, take US 302 northwest 3.2 miles to trailhead parking on highway. End: From Jackson, NH, take NH 16 north 9 miles to Pinkham Notch Visitor Center.

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