Top Adventures in Jackson

  • Hike Cathedral Ledge

    During spring, summer and fall there is a road that allows you to drive to the top of Cathedral Ledge. In winter the road is closed off to vehicles so reaching the top requires a 1.7 mile hike. Once at the top, there is a fenced in lookout with a ...

    3.4 miles 722 ft gain

  • Hike White Horse Trail

    Consider this moderate hike a warm-up to some of the bigger boys in the area! We've hiked Cathedral Ledge from Echo Lake State Park in the past, but wanted something a little longer in distance & slighting more challenging. When I asked the gu...

    4.75 miles 1043 ft gain

  • Hike Tuckerman's Ravine Trail on Mt. Washington

    While this trail is open year round with winter hiking/skiing down the ravine walls, this entry will focus on hiking in the warmer months.Your hike starts behind the Pinkham Notch AMC Center in Jackson, NH at an elevation of approximately 2050 ft....

    9 miles

  • Winter Ascent of Mt. Washington Via Lion Head Trail

    Park at the Pinkham Notch visitor center off of Route 16, your stopping point for all things Tuckerman’s Ravine and Mt. Washington related. The ranger station is open year round and there is food and up to date weather conditions from the summit. ...

    8 miles 4200 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Crawford

    Don't let the relatively short 2.5 mile hike up Mt. Crawford fool you, you certainly work for the amazing views from the summit. Located in Crawford Notch, park in the Davis Path lot almost directly across from the Notchland Inn on Rt. 302. The tr...

    5 miles

  • Snowshoe to Arethusa Falls via Bemis Brook Trail

    Arethusa Falls is a popular hike in the White Mountains, and come winter it is a popular spot for ice climbing. The falls are located in Crawford Notch State Park and is the tallest waterfall in New Hampshire (between 140-200 feet). Following the ...

    2.8 miles 853 ft gain

  • Hike to Frankenstein Cliffs

    The Frankenstein Cliff trailhead is located in Crawford Notch State Park directly off of Route 302. If you're traveling from the south (Bartlett/North Conway) the parking lot for the trailhead is on your left hand side about 12 miles from Bartlett...

    5 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Drive Mt. Washington Auto Road

    Starting at roughly 3,000ft above sea level the Mt. Washington Auto Road will take you up nearly eight miles of beautiful, scenic, and well maintained mountain auto roads to The Mount Washington Summit. The summit sits at 6,289 and offers stunning...

  • Rappelling at Ripley Falls

    This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to rappel down a 100+ waterfall surrounded by beautiful scenes in the midst of the White Mountains. This adventure is organized and facilitated by Northeast Mountaineering who provide gear, guidance, and safe...

    1.5 miles 0 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to Carter Notch Hut

    The nineteen mile brook trail is a winding path up approximately 2200 feet of elevation over the course of 3.9 miles. That distance feels a lot farther when you are breaking trail in 18-24 inches of snow and you are carrying 35 lb packs on your ba...

    7.8 miles 2200 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Carrigain

    Park on Sawyer River Road at the Signal Ridge Trailhead. Trail starts out as a mild climb and meanders with the Whiteface Brook. When you arrive at the Carrigain Notch Trail junction, turn left. Enjoy three miles of steep uphill along the mountain...

    10 miles 3250 ft gain

  • Backpack to Osgood Tentsite and Hike Mount Madison

    Begin at Great Gulf Trailhead (located on the west side of NH Route 16, about 1.5 mi. south of the junction with Dolly Copp Rd.) which offers a large fee for parking lot. Bring cash and pay at the self service pay station then display your receipt...

    9.3 miles 4521 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Jackson, New Hampshire

      Doublehead Cabin

      Overview Doublehead Backcountry Cabin is accessible only by hiking, snowshoeing or skiing the 1.8-mile Doublehead Ski Trail. Guests should be prepared to transport all their gear and supplies on fo...

    • Jackson, New Hampshire

      Black Mountain Cabin

      Overview Black Mountain Backcountry Cabin was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and sits on what was once pasture land. The cabin was renovated in 1992, though its original char...

    • Chatham, New Hampshire

      Topo Pino Mountain Oasis

      This Topo Pino campsite is a hiker's paradise and Flowfold gear testing destination perched above two lakes bordering the White Mountain National Forest. Only 1.5 hrs from Portland, Maine, Topo Pin...

      From $130/night

    • Conway, New Hampshire

      River's Edge Mountain Valley

      Right on the picturesque Saco River in the middle of North Conway, you can enjoy beautiful views of Mount Washington at our secluded campsite. The site, on a dairy farm, is sure to be the most fun ...

      From $110/night

    • Albany, New Hampshire

      Covered Bridge

      Overview Covered Bridge Campground is located in a thick forest along one of the most scenic drives in New Hampshire. This facility provides access to the heart of White Mountain National Forest an...

    • Chatham, New Hampshire

      Basin Campground

      Overview Basin Campground is located in a rustic, remote part of White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, about 15 miles north of Fryeburg, Maine. It is a small facility with access to hiki...

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