HIKES & EVENTS
MOUNT PIERCE & MOUNT EISENHOWER VIA CRAWFORD PATH
DATE: Jul 09, 2022
END DATE: Jul 09, 2022
Hike/Event Location: Bretton Woods NH
Lancaster, NH United States,
Scarborough, ME United States
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
Max # People: 10
Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Hike Difficulty Level:
Moderate to Strenuous
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About the Hike:
This hike brings you to Mount Pierce and Mount Eisenhower – both summits are 4000-footers. They offer fantastic views, and are part of the Presidential Range. The ridge walk between the two peaks is spectacular.
The trail to Mount Pierce and Mount Eisenhower gains over 3,000 feet of elevation in about 5 miles.
We'll begin on the Crawford Connector Trail for 0.4 miles crossing over the Gibbs Brook foot bridge to the Crawford Path (part of the AT). We'll take a side venture to view Gibbs Falls (about 40 yards off the path). At the MIzpah Cutoff will bear right and stay on the Crawford Path. As we approach Mt. Pierce will take the Webster Cliff Trail for 0.1 mile to reach the summit of Mt. Pierce. We will then rejoin the Crawford Path on our way to Eisenhower. After approximately 1.2 miles we will take the Eisenhower Loop for 0,4 miles to the summit of Eisenhower.
Hike Type: out and back
Estimated Elevation Gain: 3000
Round Trip Distance: 9.8 miles
Estimated Duration (with breaks/lunch/pics): 7 hours
Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot
We will meet at the Crawford Connector parking lot.
FROM THE WEST : From the junction of Route 3 and Route 302 in Twin Mountain, NH, follow Route 302 East bound for 8.0 miles. Turn left onto the Mount Clinton Road. Take the first left into the parking lot. NOTE: if you went past the AMC Highland Center (on Route 302) you went a wee bit too far.
FROM THE EAST: As your travel on Route 302 West bound Mount Clinton Road will be on the right hand side of the road .20 miles past the AMC Highland Center (or roughly 3.0 miles West of the Willey House Historical Site.) Take your first left on Mount Clinton Road - then take the first left into the parking lot.