In 1913 the NH state legislature renamed Mt Clinton after the only US president born in the NH. The old name is still used for the used for the Mt Clinton Rd and the Mt Clinton trail which runs towards the peak from the Dry River Wilderness. The AMC's Mizpah Spring Hut is located on the southern flanks of the mountain. The summit is mostly clear, but there are excellent views on the ledges just north of there.
The Crawford Path, the affords the quickest ascent of the mountain, heading straight up from Crawford Notch. From the parking area on the Mt Clinton Road, take the Crawford Connector to the main trail. This reaches the ridge and then turn south on the Webster Cliff trail for a short distance to the summit, for a total distance of 3.2 miles. You can also loop past the hut by using the Mizpah Cut-Off then the Webster Cliff trail, returning along the Crawford Path for a loop of 6.6 miles.
The Webster Cliff trail is part of the Appalachian Trail. Continuing north brings you to Mt Eisenhower and then Mt Monroe just before the Lakes of the Clouds Hut. Going south brings you to Mt Jackson.