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Hike Mount Eisenhower

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Mount Eisenhower Information

Elevation: 4,780 feet (1,456.9 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 350 feet (106.7 meters)
Location: Carroll, NH (Coös County, New Hampshire, USA)
Range: Presidential Range
Coordinates: 44°14.44' North     71°21.02' West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Moderate
Features: Alpine Zone What is an Alpine Zone?, Brooks, Gibbs Falls, Crawford Cliff,
Peak Bagging What is Peak Bagging?, Mizpah Spring Hut, 360 Degree Views
Distance of highlighted hike below: 10.4 miles with Mt. Pierce (or you can hike Eisenhower alone at 6.6 miles)

Mount Eisenhower is a 4,780 foot mountain in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains. Formally called Mount Pleasant, this mountain offers 360 degree stunning views. The summit is marked by a large cairn, in the center of a flat circle area surrounded by rocks and boulders (perfect for a seat for lunch). The mountain was named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Many people choose to hike Mount Pierce and Mount Eisenhower on the same hike by making a loop, this is known as Peak-Bagging (also mountain bagging, hill bagging, summit to summit). It is a great way to cross multiple mountains off your list in one day, and not to mention have multiple views!

The shortest trail up to the summit of Eisenhower is the Edmand's Path located off Mount Clinton Road in Carroll, NH. It is a 3.3 mile hike up to the summit.

For peak-baggers:
Mount Pierce is 1.5 miles from the summit of Mount Eisenhower
Mount Monroe is roughly 2 miles from the summit of Mount Eisenhower

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Northeast 111
Trailwrights 72 summit club
48x12 "The Grid"


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Mount Eisenhower. Photo taken by hiker Abhijeet Kumar. Taken June 2014.
Mount Eisenhower Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Eisenhower, as well as Mount Pierce.

This is a loop hike (see map below) and there are 2 parking lots you can park at: the Edmand's parking lot or the Crawford Connector parking lot. (both on Mount Clinton Road) The directions below are based on parking in the Crawford Connector parking lot, hiking up to Mount Pierce then over to Mount Eisenhower, and back to the same parking lot.

Begin on the Crawford Connector Trail for 0.4 miles.You will come to a foot bridge over Gibbs Brook, where there are beautiful cascades to look at. Just after you cross the bridge, follow the signs veering left/straight to begin the Crawford Path Trail up to the summit of Mount Pierce (going right will bring you to Route 302).

After 0.2 miles on the Crawford Path, you will see a sign on the left for Gibbs Fall. Follow the path for about 40 yards to see the amazing Gibbs Falls. Retrace your steps back the 40 yards to the Crawford Path to continue your hike up to the summit. After 1.3 miles, you will arrive at a junction where you will want to stay left (right will bring you to the Mizpah Cutoff which will lead to the Mizpah Spring Hut). Continue on the Crawford Path for an additional 1.2 miles where you will reach a junction with the Webster Cliff Trail. Turn right on the Webster Cliff Trail, which is part of the Appalachian Trail. The summit of Mount Pierce is only 0.1 miles up. Descend 0.1 miles down the Webster Cliff Trail to get back onto the Crawford Path Trail by turning right. Follow for 1.2 miles until it meets up with the Eisenhower Loop. Bear left to follow the loop for 0.4 miles up to the summit of Mount Eisenhower. Here you will see its 360 degree fantastic views! To get back to your car from here, you can either retrace your steps back to Mount Pierce, then back down to the parking lot, or you can hike down the Edmand's Path. To take the Edmand's Path down, first continue along the Mount Eisenhower Loop Trail, descending Mount Eisenhower on the opposite side you climbed up. You will meet up with the Edmand's Path Trail in 0.4 miles. Turn left and follow for 2.9 miles where you will land at a parking lot (Edmand's parking). You will need to walk on Mount Clinton Road by turning left for 2.3 miles until you reach the Crawford Connector parking lot, where you began your hike. (It is a quiet scenic road walk. Hardly any traffic.)

Mount Eisenhower Map, Mount Eisenhower Map, Trail Guide, Trail Map, Crawford Connector, Crawford Path, Edmands Path, Mizpah Spring Hut, Mizpah Cutoff, Gibbs Brook, Crawford Cliff
Click to download PDF Trail Map of Mount Eisenhower and Mount Pierce

Mount Eisenhower Photos Top

Summit of Eisenhower from Crawford Path
Looking to Mount Eisenhower from the Crawford Path on June 19, 2010.


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Cairn at the top of Mount Eisenhower on June 19, 2010, overlooking Mount Washington.

Mount Eisenhower Driving Directions Top

Both parking lots for this hike are located on Mount Clinton Road off Route 302 in Carroll, New Hampshire.

To the Crawford Connector parking lot
From the junction of Route 3 and Route 302 in Twin Mountain, New Hampshire, follow Route 302 East bound for 8.0 miles. Turn left onto Mount Clinton Road. If you are traveling from the East, Mount Clinton Road will be on the right hand side of the road .20 miles past the AMC Highland Center (or roughly 3.0 miles West of the Willey House Historical Site.) Take your first left on Mount Clinton Road into a parking lot. The Crawford Connector Trail begins at the far end of the parking lot (to the right of the toilets).

To the Edmand's Path parking lot
From the Crawford Connector parking lot (directions above) continue down Mount Clinton Road for 2.3 miles until you reach a parking lot on the right.


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