Presidential Range

Current Presidential Range Trail Conditions

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Mt Washington Avalanche Center posts advisories for the Presidential Range. Last known advisory was:
Posted May 25: A SECTION OF THE TUCKERMAN RAVINE TRAIL IS NOW CLOSED TO ALL USE.  This section extends from Lunch Rocks at the floor of the Ravine to the top of the Headwall where it meets the Alpine Garden Trail.  This includes no skiing or riding through the Lip area.  Only this section of the trail is closed. This annual closure is due to the magnitude of the crevasses and undermining, and the severe consequences of a fall in this area. The trail will reopen after the last snow has melted off.  Check in with one of the local visitor centers to determine the status of the clousure before starting up.  If you use motorized access to the summit of Mount Washington it is NOT recommended that you descend any route through the Ravines.  You will not be aware of the hazards below you.  Many have attempted this over the years, often resulting in severe accidents.... See MWAC website for more details.
Pinned to Assumed Region: 44.263,-71.297
First Reported: May 25th
Checked for updates: July 23rd


The trail conditions below are the most recent available, compiled for The Presidential Range. See Current Hiking Trail Conditions Map for additional trip reports and information. The Presidential Range Weather changes very quickly. I recommend you check both the MWOBS Higher Summits Forecast as well as the NOAA recreational forecast below.

RECREATION FORECAST FOR SUMMITS ABOVE 4000 FEET IN NORTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND WESTERN MAINE


TODAY: SUMMITS OBSCURED. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON
SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS: LARGE HAIL... HEAVY RAINFALL AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING THIS AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S... EXCEPT IN THE LOWER 60S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET. WEST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.
TONIGHT: SUMMITS OBSCURED. NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING... THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS..
LARGE HAIL: HEAVY RAINFALL AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING IN THE EVENING. LOWS AROUND 50. WEST WINDS AROUND 35 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.
THURSDAY: SUMMITS OBSCURED IN THE MORNING... THEN SUMMITS IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S... EXCEPT IN THE MID 50S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
NOAA Recreational Forecast KGYX 2014-07-23 9AM

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Mt. Jackson was named after the geologist Charles Thomas Jackson. Not President Andrew Jackson.

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