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Mount Jackson Information

Elevation: 4,052 feet (1,235 meters)
Prominence: What is Prominence? 331 feet (101 meters)
Location: Twin Mountain (Carroll), NH (Coös County, NH)
Range: Presidential Range
Coordinates: 44°12.19' North     71°22.53' West
Rating: How do the ratings work? Moderate
Features: Cascades, Rock Scrambles What are Rock Scrambles?, 360 Degree Views,
Peak Bagging What is Peak Bagging?
Distance of highlighted hike below: 5.6 miles

Mount Jackson is a 4,052 foot mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. The mountain is named after Charles Thomas Jackson, a New Hampshire's geologist in the 19th century. The mountain lies in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains and is flanked to the north by Mount Pierce, and to the southwest by Mount Webster.The Appalachian Trail crosses the summit of Mt. Jackson as it traverses the main ridge of the Presidential Range from Crawford Notch to the summit of Mount Washington.

The views from the summit of Mount Jackson are 360 degrees and stunning. There are also 2 lower elevation outlooks along the shortest trail to the summit, Webster-JacksonTrail, called Elephant Head and Bugle Cliff (2,450 feet).

For peak-baggers:
Mount Webster is 1.4 miles from the summit of Mount Jackson
Mount Pierce is 2.5 miles from the summit of Mount Jackson
Mount Eisenhower is roughly 3.5 miles from the summit of Mount Jackson

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Hiking Mount Jackson White Mountains Presidential Range NH New Hampshire Carroll Twin Mountain Webster-Jackson Trail
On the summit of Mount Jackson on October 3, 2010.


Mount Jackson Trail Maps - Directions from the parking lot to the summit Top

The trail map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Jackson via the Webster-Jackson Trail.

You begin on the Webster-Jackson Trail from Route 302 by the AMC Highland Center. After just a short 0.1 miles, you will reach a small trail on the right that leads to Elephant Head. This spot offers great views over Crawford Notch and is worth the short 0.2 mile hike. Once you are back on the Webster-Jackson Trail, continue to head up for 0.5 miles where you will reach a 60 yard trail on the right leading to Bugle Cliff, another lookout ledge over Crawford Notch. Retrace your steps once again to continue up the Webster-Jackson Trail for another 0.8 miles where you will come upon a trail-split. The left side leads to the summit of Mount Jackson and the right leads to Mount Webster after 1.1 miles. Take the left for 1.2 miles until you reach the summit.

Mount Jackson Map -  Mt Jackson, Webster-Jackson Trail, Webster Cliff, Crawford Notch, Presidential Range, Dry River Wilderness, Flume Cascade, Silver Cascade, Elephant Head, Saco Lake, Mizpah Spring Hut, Nauman Tentsite, Mount Clinton Trail, Webster Cliff Trail, Willey house, Mount Willey, Mount Willard, AMC Highland Center, Crawford Path
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Mount Jackson Photos Top

Hiking Mount Jackson White Mountains Presidential Range NH New Hampshire Carroll Twin Mountain Webster-Jackson Trail Dogs
2 Golden Retrievers patiently waiting on the summit for their owners to make it up. October 3, 2010.
Looking down into Crawford Notch.

Mount Jackson Driving Directions Top

The parking lot for the highlighted hike above is at the Webster-Jackson Trail head, located on Route 302 in Twin Mountain (Carroll), New Hampshire.

If you are traveling from the East
The Webster-Jackson Trail Parking Lot is 2.6 miles West of the Willey House Historical Site and 0.1 miles before the AMC Highland Center. The parking lot is on the left hand side, and the trail starts across the street.

If you are traveling from the West
From the junction of Route 3 and Route 302, the Webster-Jackson Trail Parking Lot is 8.5 miles East on Route 302. (0.1 miles after the AMC Highland Center). The parking lot is on the right hand side, and the trail starts across the street.

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