Hike Mt. Pierce

6.2 miles 2412 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Allison Herreid

A 3.1 mile ascent to the summit of one of New Hampshire's 4000 footers.

Mount Pierce (elevation 4312 ft.) is part of the Presidential Region in the White Mountain National Forest.  Upon reaching the summit, you will be rewarded with 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. 

To begin your hike, park at the Crawford Connector Trailhead. You will follow the Crawford Connector for 0.4 miles to Crawford Path. Just before reaching Crawford Path you will cross a footbridge over cascades on Gibbs Brook. After crossing the bridge you will follow the signs/trail left to continue on the Crawford Path Trail. Shortly after this, you will come to a side path that leads to Gibbs Falls--definitely worth the stop. It is only about 40 yards off the trail.  After 1.5 miles on the Crawford Path you will reach the junction with the Mizpah Cut-Off Trail, which leads to the Mizpah Spring Hut. Keep left to continue the 1.2 miles to the summit of Mount Pierce. 

The trail itself is relatively rocky the whole way up. Be sure to bring layers as it may be colder and windy at the summit. 

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about 3 years ago

Great Introduction to the Presidentials

Mt Pierce is one of the easier peaks in the presidential range, but definitely still challenging and rewarding. Like any other hike in the White Mountains, the terrain is rough and rocky, but you get to add a great 4000 footer to your list of completed hikes, and the views from the summit are incredible.

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