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    Default How do I find out what trails are open?

    GREETINGS!!!!!

    I have been trying to find a webpage that lists which trails are open and which trails are closed for the past year.

    I used to have a bookmark for such a site, but I couldn't find it again, and I couldn't find the site after I did multiple general internet searches.

    I looked through all the MountWashington.org websites but I couldn't find any information about trail closures on any of the sections or their webpages.

    I tried searching through the forums, but again I couldn't find any threads about current trail open/closure updates.

    (I intended to post my question on November 21, but due to technical difficulties I could not create a new thread until December 13. So, just assume that there wasn't snow on the mountain like back in November and I am asking this question then.)


    What trails are open or closed? How do I find out this information from the MountWashington.org website?

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    Just to be clear, do you mean trail closures on Mount Washington? Out side of Tuckerman Ravine Trail the trails are rarely closed. Hiking to the summit through any of the ravines would require technical ice climbing skills. Approaches such as Boott Spur, Lion Head or Ammo-Crawford are hike-able with proper winter gear. Often the ravines are closed due to avalanche danger, is this what you mean?

    http://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/

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    I'm guessing you might mean on a greater scale such as for the entire white mountain national forest. I would think this info would be somewhere, but I don't think I have ever run across it. Not in a form that shows a list of all trail. (that would be a big list too) This would be good info as some trails are still closed (at least parts are) from storms such as Irene.

    Here is a link to roads that are closed in the WMNF which can help you choose where to hike. An extra walk down a closed road to a trail head to hike isn't fun for some people.
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/wh...538&width=full

    On the same site, I did find this pdf that lists trails currently closed (mainly due to damage) in the WMNF.
    http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5366852.pdf

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    You might want to take a look at TrailsNH.com, a portal for hikers. It gathers everything you need for you next hike in one place: Small icons on the map mark the location for:
    - Every hiking trip report in New England
    - WMNF road closures
    - WMNF trail advisories
    - MWAC avalanche advisories
    - Hut and xc ski area snow depths
    - and more

    Just enter the name of the peak you want to hike in the search box. Click the icons on the map to check out the local conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimball View Post
    You might want to take a look at TrailsNH.com, a portal for hikers. It gathers everything you need for you next hike in one place: Small icons on the map mark the location for:
    - Every hiking trip report in New England
    - WMNF road closures
    - WMNF trail advisories
    - MWAC avalanche advisories
    - Hut and xc ski area snow depths
    - and more

    Just enter the name of the peak you want to hike in the search box. Click the icons on the map to check out the local conditions.
    TrailsNH (http://trailsnh.com/) is indeed an excellent site which contains comprehensive info about hiking conditions in NH and throughout all of New England. I highly recommend it.

    Another source for New England trail conditions is http://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/, which I also find very useful and recommend.
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    Alright I checked these websites and I still don't see if Jewell and the Amn trails are open...I saw a few blurbs about trail conditions, and in one of the blog entries there was something about one of the Lion trails being opened.

    So, where can I find a simple table of open and available trails?

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