Top Adventures in Jefferson

  • Summit Mount Waumbek via the Starr King Trail

    The hike starts out at the Starr King trailhead because you will summit Starr King Mountain (3,907 ft - so close to being a 4000 footer!) before moving on to Waumbek. The 2.6 miles that it takes to get to the first summit are gradual and forgiving...

    7.2 miles 1500 ft gain

  • Hiking at Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge

    As hiking in the White Mountain area goes, this is a pretty easy one. This is a family friendly hike along a rail trail and well maintained forest trails. The main attraction here isn't the difficultly. The main attraction here is the spectacul...

  • Hike the Northern Presidentials

    The Presidential Range is a mountain range located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. They contain the highest peaks of the Whites and are named after Presidents of the U.S. I also want to add that this range is known for having some of the ...

    15.6 miles

  • Summit Mount Jefferson, Mount Clay, and Mount Washington

    Hike with at least one other and take two cars. First drop one car at the Cog Railway parking lot (Base Station Rd, Bretton Woods, NH). Jump into the second car and drive about 15 minutes to the Caps Ridge Trailhead on Jefferson Notch Road ( N 44°...

    10.5 miles 4455 ft gain

  • Hike Mount Jefferson

    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...

    5 miles 2700 ft gain

  • Ski Touring the Pemigewasset Wilderness Traverse

    The Pemigewasset Wilderness is a 45,000-acre treasure embedded within the spectacular “Whites” of New Hampshire. It’s a remote, less often travelled wilderness than the nearby Presidential Range but no less spectacular. The winter “Pemi Traverse”,...

    23 miles 4500 ft gain

  • Hike the Sugarloaf Trail

    The Sugarloaf Trail begins at the Sugarloaf trailhead on Zealand Road off of US 302. There are two trails that begin at this trailhead--be sure to cross the bridge over the Ammonoosuc and look for the "Sugarloaf Trail" sign. The trail begins follo...

    3.3 miles 1099 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Washington via Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail and Jewell Trail

    To begin this hike, drive to Marshfield Station on Base Station Road in Jefferson, NH. There are several large parking lots capable of holding both hiker and Cog Railway traffic even on busy days. Parking in the lots at the Marshfield Station cost...

    7.4 miles 3720 ft gain

  • Hike Mt. Pierce

    Mount Pierce (elevation 4312 ft.) is part of the Presidential Region in the White Mountain National Forest.  Upon reaching the summit, you will be rewarded with 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains.  To begin your hike, park at the Crawfo...

    6.2 miles 2412 ft gain

  • Hike to Mount Willard

    This hike begins at the trailhead behind Crawford Depot. The first 1/4 mile of the trail is relatively level. You will cross two small streams before the trail begins to steepen. For much of the trek up to the top of the mountain you will be fo...

    3.2 miles 950 ft gain

  • Hike the Imp Face Trail

    Start a few miles north of the Joe Dodge Lodge and Pinkham Notch. If starting in Gorham, the trailhead is 6-8 miles south and will be on the east side of the road. Starting at about 1000 ft, hike in about 5 miles and 5 miles back to beginning. Two...

    6.1 miles 2080 ft gain

  • Hike to the Summits of Mt. Jackson and Mt. Pierce

    From I93 take exit 35 onto rt 3. Follow that until you get to a four way intersection. Take a right onto rt 302 and follow that until you see an AMC information building on the right. Drive past the parking lot about 500 feet and park on the left...

    8 miles 5000 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Carroll, New Hampshire

      Twin Mountain / Mt. Washington Koa

    • , New Hampshire

      Sugarloaf 1 Campground

      Overview Sugarloaf 1 is a quiet, remote getaway in the northwoods of New Hampshire. Located near the western base of Mount Washington and 3 miles east of the small town of Twin Mountain, the campgr...

    • Jefferson, New Hampshire

      Sugarloaf 2 Campground

      Overview Sugarloaf 2 is a scenic, remote campground in the northwoods of New Hampshire. Located near the western base of Mount Washington and 3 miles east of the small town Twin Mountain, the campg...

    • Gorham, New Hampshire

      Dolly Copp

      Overview Located 6 miles south of Gorham, New Hampshire at the base of New England's tallest peak, the historic Dolly Copp Campground is a large facility that accommodates a range of campers and pr...

    • Gorham, New Hampshire

      Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion

      Overview Located along the Peabody River in the heart of the White Mountains, the Dolly Copp Picnic Pavilion is a wonderful location for a family reunion, wedding reception, or any large group gath...

    • 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...

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