Mt Washington's Tuckerman Ravine is a great hike whether done in the spring to take in some spring skiing or in the summer or fall to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The Tuckerman Ravine Trail is a rocky/rugged path that ascends up a fairly consistent grade passing mountain streams and waterfalls reaching the Hermit Lake Shelter in less than 3 miles. From the deck of the Shelter you can see Boott Spur, Lion Head and the ridgeline that joins the two including the ravine. This is a great destination on it's own with a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch and hang out. For the hardier bunch, continue up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail to reach the upper floor of the ravine in less than a mile. There are a few rocks to scramble over but the views get better and better as you reach the bottom of the ravine. If you time it right, you can see wildflowers in full bloom near the stream and waterfall. You do want to take note of the weather and be sure to use proper judgement as storms can come from the west over the ravine quicker than you would think. Be safe and be sure to check in with the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center prior to starting the hike. The Appalachian Mtn Club White Mountain Guide is a great guide for this hike and others in the region.
Here is a video of the day hiking up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail into the Bowl which will give you a great representation of what the trail looks like in Summer.
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