Small parking area about 2 miles up the Mt. Washington Auto Rd. (accessed seasonally, when the road is snow-free).
The Madison Gulf trail leads through the Great Gulf Wilderness to Madison Gulf, a very steep and rocky area with several ledge outcroppings, bouldery areas and a chimney with loose rock (not recommended for descent). Old Jackson Road, part of the Appalachian Trail, has moderate grades and decent footing as it leads to Pinkham Notch.