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 25th


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 THIS MORNING... THEN SUMMITS IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS. ISOLATED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S... EXCEPT IN THE UPPER 50S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 35 MPH BECOMING WEST AROUND 25 MPH THIS AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT.
TONIGHT: SUMMITS IN AND OUT OF CLOUDS IN THE EVENING... THEN CLEARING. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH.
SATURDAY: SUMMITS OBSCURED. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S... EXCEPT IN THE MID 50S AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET. WEST WINDS AROUND 40 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN 30 PERCENT.
NOAA Recreational Forecast KGYX 2014-07-25 3PM

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

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