Mount Pierce

Featured photo of Mount Pierce

Mt. Pierce was named for Franklin Pierce who was the only US president born in New Hampshire. The USGS has not officially accepted the Mt. Pierce name, therefore, some maps refer to this mountain as Mt. Clinton. Access to the mountain from the southeast is by the Mt. Clinton Trail & Dry River Trail (off NH Route 302). The more popular ascent is via the Crawford Path with a brief switch onto the Webster-Cliff Trail to reach the summit. The summit is flat with 2 geological survey markers embedded in the stone. Best view is on the east face. If inclement weather occurs, nearby shelter at Mizpah Springs is about 0.8 mi away.

Elevation (feet): 4,310
Elevation (meters): 1,314
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: White Mountains
State: New Hampshire
Latitude: 44.2264
Longitude: -71.3664
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1819
First successful climber(s): Abel and Ethan Allen Crawford
Nearest major airport: Logan Airport, Boston, MA
Convenient Center: Bartlett, NH

Thanks to Joe Mindlin for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Mount Pierce.

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  • Log #20602 - by Jason and Jana Bean on Jan 15, 2007
    Part of our Presi Traverse, which is grueling, but fun! Pierce was the easy part....
  • Log #16791 - by Kingery and Laura Clingenpeel on Oct 19, 2004
    We summited Mt. Pierce on the second day of a four day Presidential Traverse. The night of June 21, we stayed at Mizpah Springs hut. Our day on Pierce, Eisenhower, Franklin and Monroe was cold, rainy...
  • Log #16792 - by Joe Mindlin on Aug 23, 2001
    Pretty moderate hike to the top via Crawford Path, Mizpah cut-off and Webster-Cliff Trails. Too bad the weather didn't cooperate around 3000 feet as fog, mist and drizzle followed me up to the...