Jackson, New Hampshire

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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Jackson Falls

    Jackson Falls is located In the village of Jackson, New Hampshire. This waterfall is easily accessible from the nearby parking area. The parking area has a 2-hour time limit, so make sure you check your watch before heading to the falls.  The falls drop 100' over a series of smaller cascasdes wi...
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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Diana's Baths

    5.0
    1.33 mi / 190 ft gain
    Diana's Baths is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near North Conway, New Hampshire.
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  • Bartlett, New Hampshire

    Hike Cathedral Ledge

    4.0
    3.4 mi / 722 ft gain
    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 180 degree view of North Conway and the surroundin...
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  • Conway, New Hampshire

    Cathedral Ledge via Bryce Path Trail

    2.07 mi / 574 ft gain
    Cathedral Ledge via Bryce Path Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Bartlett, New Hampshire.
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  • North Conway, New Hampshire

    Hike White Horse Trail

    4.75 mi / 1043 ft gain
    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 guy manning the State Park booth for a map he said, ...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Hike Tuckerman's Ravine Trail on Mt. Washington

    4.9
    9 mi
    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. There is plenty of parking at the visitors cente...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Winter Ascent of Mt. Washington Via Lion Head Trail

    8 mi / 4200 ft gain
    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. There is also a locker room with showers available...
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  • Hart's Location, New Hampshire

    Hike Mt. Crawford

    5.0
    5 mi
    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 trail starts by going over a footbridge crossing the...
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  • Arethusa Falls Road, New Hampshire

    Snowshoe to Arethusa Falls via Bemis Brook Trail

    2.8 mi / 853 ft gain
    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 Bemis Brook Trail to Arethusa Falls will add a few...
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  • Hart's Location, New Hampshire

    Hike to Frankenstein Cliffs

    4.3
    5 mi / 1400 ft gain
    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. There are signs for Arethusa Falls/Frankenstein ...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Drive Mt. Washington Auto Road

    3.0
    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 360° views of New Hampshire's Presidential Range,...
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  • Jackson, New Hampshire

    Lake of the Clouds from Mount Washington Summit via Crawford Path

    5.0
    2.81 mi / 1224 ft gain
    Lake of the Clouds from Mount Washington Summit via Crawford Path is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Randolph, New Hampshire.
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  • Hart's Location, New Hampshire

    Rappelling at Ripley Falls

    1.5 mi / 0 ft gain
    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 safety instruction.  You will begin your day at the Bu...
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  • Gorham, New Hampshire

    Snowshoe to Carter Notch Hut

    7.8 mi / 2200 ft gain
    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 backs.  Luckily we started out early and we able to ...
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  • Albany, New Hampshire

    Rocky Gorge Scenic Area Loop

    2 mi / 266 ft gain
    A beautiful area of the Kancamagus Highway, the Rocky Gorge section is home to rushing rapids and scenic lakes. When visiting in the fall the colors are amazing however be ready for traffic and more crowds. This location has a parking lot and walking trails along the river to multiple viewpoints. 
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  • Bartlett, New Hampshire

    Hike Mt. Carrigain

    5.0
    10 mi / 3250 ft gain
    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's edge. When you reach the the apex of Mt. Carrig...
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Camping and Lodging in Jackson

Doublehead Cabin
Jackson, New Hampshire

Doublehead Cabin

Black Mountain Cabin
Jackson, New Hampshire

Black Mountain Cabin

Covered Bridge
Albany, New Hampshire

Covered Bridge

Basin Campground
Chatham, New Hampshire

Basin Campground

Radeke Cabin
Conway, New Hampshire

Radeke Cabin

Cold River
Chatham, New Hampshire

Cold River

Guides, Insights and Stories from Jackson

How to Crush the Presidential Traverse in a Single Day

How to Crush the Presidential Traverse in a Single Day

Danielle Tourigny

Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

Our Favorite New Hampshire Adventures

The Outbound Collective

10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New Hampshire

10 Family-Friendly Hikes in New Hampshire

The Outbound Collective

The Perfect Fall Highway -  Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

The Perfect Fall Highway - Kancamagus Hwy, New Hampshire

Anaïs N.