Hike Mount Jefferson

Caps Ridge Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Tennyson Tappan

Get to the summit of New Hampshires third tallest Mountain in 2.5 miles!

Mount Jefferson stands at 5712 feet, the third tallest mountain of the Presidential's in the White Mountain National Forest. The trail head begins at the Caps Ridge Trail on Jefferson Notch Rd. While 2.5 miles sounds easy, this hike is not for the once in while day hiker. Challenging rock scrambles and unpredictable weather keep you on your toes! The first half of the hike is a fairly straight forward forest covered hike. The second half is along a completely exposed trail to the summit. Once at the rocky moon like summit you be rewarded with amazing 360 views on NH and the ever popular Mount Washington very close by. If you're into peak bagging you hit up Mount Clay and Mount Adams. A great detailed explanation of the trial along with maps can be viewed at www.4000footers.com. Have fun and be safe out there! 


If you're coming from away and looking for a great place to stay look into AMC Lodges or huts.

Distance

5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

2700 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

Nearby Lodging

Twin Mountain / Mt. Washington KOA

Carroll, New Hampshire

From $100/night

River's Edge Mountain Valley

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From $130/night

Topo Pino Mountain Oasis

Chatham, New Hampshire

Littleton / Franconia Notch KOA

Lisbon, New Hampshire

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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