Nelson Crag Trail

nelson crag trail sign from mt washington auto road

Nelson Crag Trail

This trail is great for those hoping to hike to the summit of Mount Washington but do not want to start from the base. The trail is accessed from part way up the Mount Washington Auto Road. Please note that the trailhead is accessed seasonally when the road is snow-free and open, and there is a fee charged to drive up the auto road. Hikers should be prepared for extreme weather (yes, it can snow in the summer!), as this hike is almost entirely in the alpine environment above treeline, and the Mount Washington area is notorious for having some of the most dangerous weather in the world.

Location & Parking

Address
Mt. Washington Auto Road, Gorham, NH 03581
Latitude
44.2789592447277
Longitude
-71.2531424075838
Parking Details
This trail is located off the Mount Washington Auto Road, which has a fee and is open seasonally.

Managing Organization

Managing Organization
U.S. Forest Service - White Mountain National Forest

Tags

Details

Seasons
Spring, Summer, Fall
Pet Friendly
Yes
Restroom
none