Take An Unforgettable Drive To The Top Of New Hampshire’s Highest Mountain
By Ken MacGray|Published November 10, 2022
Hey! I'm a freelance writer and guidebook author. I've authored "New Hampshire's 52 With A View - A Hiker's Guide", serve as editor of Appalachian Mountain Club's "Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide", and and am co-editor of the "White Mountain Guide", also for AMC. I'm currently beginning work on the 6th Edition of AMC's Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide, which will be published in 2025. I live in southern New Hampshire and can usually be found wandering throughout the state's mountains and forests.
At 6,288 ft., New Hampshire’s iconic Mt. Washington is the highest peak in the northeastern United States. It’s known for it’s erratic and dangerous weather, spectacular views, and is crossed by the long-distance Appalachian Trail. Many people take on the difficult task of climbing the mountain on foot, but if you’re not up for steep boulder hopping, there’s an easier way to reach the summit.