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Edmands Path

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 4.8 (6)

A well maintained trail that takes you most of the way up Mount Eisenhower.


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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

63%

Runnable

4,433' 1,351 m

High

2,091' 637 m

Low

2,352' 717 m

Up

10' 3 m

Down

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Mount Clinton Road which takes you to the trailhead is closed roughly November through May.

Description

Edmands Path begins from Mount Clinton Road and climbs to nearly the summit of Mount Eisenhower. There's a small parking lot at the trailhead and then cars typically overflow to one side of the road. Keep in mind, Mt Clinton Rd is not maintained during the winter and is therefore closed roughly November through May.

The trail begins with just a slight incline for the first 3/4 mile or so. During this time you'll pass over a handful of small streams and brooks. Most notable is Abenaki Brook which may be challenging to cross in high water.

The trail starts to get steeper at 3/4 miles or so and also begins to get more rocky and rooty as well. Although rocky, most of the rocks are well organized and not difficult to get over. This is a very well maintained trail occasionally marked by blue blazes.

At mile 1.9 you'll reach an interesting blowdown section of the trail which provides partially blocked views of the area, it's a nice spot to take a break from the steep climb.

You'll reach another small water crossing at 2.25 which has nice views but when icy, along with the next few hundred feet, is not fun. After this climb at about 2.35 you'll have gained most of the elevation you're going to gain along Edmands Path. At 2.35 the trail does get a bit narrower and also with this comes a denser forest which makes it difficult to pass other people with any sort of social distancing.

As you continue along you'll start seeing partial views of the Presidentials to the north, these views will continue to improve until you get out of the tree line at 2.7. Be prepared, if the wind is blowing it's going to be cold.

Wrap up with trail with excellent views towards Mount Washington when you hit Crawford Path right around 2.8 miles from when you started.

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Shared By:

Marshall Bronfin

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  4.8 from 6 votes

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Looking toward Mount Washington from Edmands Path.
Oct 26, 2020 near Pinkham…, NH
Looking up at Mt. Eisenhower from Edmands Path. A short but steep climb up Eisenhower loop to the top.
May 6, 2019 near Pinkham…, NH

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