Glen Boulder is a unique rock above tree line in Pinkham Notch. This is a common route up to Mt. Washington, to Mt. Isolation, or for a quick and beautiful day hike. The trailhead is located only a couple miles south of Pinkham Notch, and allows you to quickly ascend above tree line.

Trailhead to Glen Boulder: 1.6 miles

Trailhead to Boott Spur: 3.7 miles

Glen Boulder

Glen Boulder Trail

The Glen Boulder Trail can be accessed via the Glen Ellis parking area, or from the Pinkham Notch visitors center. From Glen Ellis, the trail quickly ascends to Glen Boulder in 1.6 miles. The trail continues on passed Glen Boulder and connects with Davis Path at Boott Spur (5500 feet) where you can continue on to Washington or finish the Boott Spur loop (highlighted below).

Trail Map

Boot Spur Trail Map


Heading north on Route 16, the Glen Ellis parking area will be on your left and is marked by a Glen Ellis sign. If you wish, you can continue a little further to Pinkham Notch, and take the connector trail highlighted above.

Glen Ellis Falls

This is a must stop if you are into waterfalls. It is only a short walk from the Glen Ellis parking area, but worth it, before or after your hike along the Glen Boulder Trail.

Glen Ellis Falls
Glen Boulder Looking at Boot Spur

Boott Spur From Glen Boulder Trail

Looking at Boott Spur From Glen Boulder Trail

Glen Boulder View of Washington

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