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Washington, Monroe and Eisenhower, New Hampshire

Three peaks in the middle of the presidential Range including the highest Peak in all of New England in an epic day hike
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 10 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview :  This is a great climb over two peaks to get to the highest point in New England. You will ascend Edmand's Path to the intersection... more »

Tips:  Edmands Path Trailhead:
This trailhead is off of the Mt. Clinton Road which leaves Rte 302 just south of Bretton Woods across from... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Edmand's Path Trailhead

It's 3.4 miles to the summit. Get hiking!
$3 a day to park here.

2. Ascending Edmand's Path

Views from the way up. Check out the Cog Railway as it heads up Mt. Washington in the distance.

3. Crawford Path Intersection

Here the Edmand's Trail intersects the Crawford Trail just north of the summit of Eisenhower. Drop any heavy stuff you have, except your camera and run up the short distance to the top of Mt. Eisenhower and back to the intersection making sure to snap a few pics of yourself at the summit.

4. Mt. Eisenhower Summit

A large cairn marks the top of this 4,761' mountain.

5. Mt. Monroe Summit

You are at 5,385'. Head down to the Lake of the Clouds to check out the AMC hut there before continuing on to Mt. Washington.

6. AMC Lake of the Clouds Hut

Take some time to relax inside this hut out of the wind (and for us, wet weather).

7. Summit of New England

You are now standing at the highest point in New England (also the only one over 6,000 feet) at 6,288. For years the summit of the mountain held the highest recorded wind speed so be prepared while climbing up this massive mountain. There is an information center and even a cafe inside. You'll probably be surrounded by tourists who took the... More