Crawford Path Trailhead (Rte 302)

White Mountain National Forest, Near Bretton Woods, New Hampshire

Crawford Path Trailhead (Rte 302) does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


The Crawford Path was originally built during the 1800’s and used as a horse trail over the southern Presidential Range to the summit of Mount Washington. In commemoration of its 175th anniversary, the Crawford Path was designated a National Recreation Trail In 1994. This 8.5 mile spectacularly scenic trail is the oldest, continuously maintained, hiking path in America. The section just north of Mt. Pierce to the summit of Mt. Washington is a segment of the Appalachian Trail.