Mount Madison

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Mount Madison
Mt Madison from Mt Adams summit.jpg
Mount Madison seen from Mount Adams' summit
Elevation 5,367 ft (1,636 m)
Prominence 466 ft (142 m)[1]
Listing White Mountain 4000-Footers
Location
Location Coös County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Range Presidential Range
Coordinates 44°19′42″N 71°16′42″W / 44.32833°N 71.27833°W / 44.32833; -71.27833Coordinates: 44°19′42″N 71°16′42″W / 44.32833°N 71.27833°W / 44.32833; -71.27833
Topo map USGS Mount Washington
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Mount Madison is a mountain in the Presidential Range of New Hampshire in the United States. It is named after the fourth U.S. President, James Madison.

Mountains in the Presidential Range are named for U.S. presidents, with the tallest (Mt. Washington) named for the first president, the second tallest (Mt. Adams) for the second president, and so on. However due to a surveying error, Mt. Monroe, named after the fifth President, James Monroe, is actually 22 feet (6.7 m) taller than Mt. Madison.

There are many hiking trails on the mountain. A stretch of the Appalachian Trail traverses just below its summit on the Osgood Trail. The Madison Spring Hut, maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club, is nestled between Mount Madison and Mount Adams and provides rustic lodging in the summer. Reservations generally need to be made far in advance.

Mount Madison is the northernmost peak in the Presidentials. Like most of the range, its summit is above treeline. Due to high winds and low temperatures, hypothermia is a danger even in the summer.

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