Howker Ridge / Randolph Path Trailhead

The Howker Ridge Trail is a strenuous and exposed, but highly scenic route to the summit of Mount Madison. The Randolph Path, which also departs from this trailhead, travels in a Southwest direction, crosses many other trails in the Northern Presidentials, and ends in the saddle between Mount Adams and Mount Jefferson.

At a Glance

Water: Potable Water
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Located just South of Route 2 on the Randolph side of Pinkham B (Dolly Copp) Road, the Howker Ridge trailhead is a simple dirt parking lot with a trail sign. Pinkham B road is not maintained for vehicle traffic during the winter months.

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