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Maps and Directions

This section was created by volunteer and member Adam R. Jones.

Mount Washington, the highest point in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River and north of the Carolinas, is located in northern New Hampshire about 1 1/2 hours northwest of Portland, 3 hours north of Boston, and about 3 1/2 hours southeast of Montréal. (See the USA map below.)

The mountain can be reached via I-93 to its west and I-95 further to its southeast. State routes surround Mt. Washington: Rte. 2 on the north, Rte. 16 on the east, and Rte. 302 to the west and south. (Choose the New Hampshire map below.)

Mount Washington itself can be reached via the Cog Railway on the west side and the Auto Road on the east side, or by foot on the vast network of hiking trails. The Cog Railway climbs directly to the summit (more or less) on its 3.1-mile track, while the 8-mile Auto Road winds its way up Chandler Ridge on the east side of the mountain. (Choose the Mount Washington map below.)

The summit campus consists of the Sherman Adams Summit Building (which houses the Mount Washinton Observatory), the newly-restored Tip Top House, the Yankee Building, WMTW-TV Station & towers, and the Stage Office at the end of the Cog trestle. Below the summit, two large parking lots mark the end of the Auto Road. (Choose the summit map below.)

USA Map     New Hampshire Map     Mount Washington Map     Summit Map


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