Mount Jefferson, New Hampshire - Mount Jefferson, New Hampshire

Mount Jefferson, New Hampshire - Hiking


Mount Jefferson, New Hampshire Statistics


Very hard


7 KM

Elevation gain

1,741 meters

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Why choose a trail at Mount Jefferson, New Hampshire?

Moving moments, steep paths or a breathtaking view ... Mount Jefferson is a delight for hikers. It is a mountain of 1741 meters of altitude which offers a stunning panorama of the surrounding mountains. The path to reach the summit is certainly difficult, but the reward is almost indescribable. Nature lovers will simply be thrilled!

Mount Jefferson in a few sentences

Have you ever heard of the Presidential Range? It is a set of mountains baptized on behalf of former US presidents. This time, Mount Jefferson is ranked third in New Hampshire's highest mountains. Its name pays tribute to the third American president Thomas Jefferson. If you are looking for a mountain of high difficulty, you will not be disappointed by Mount Jefferson and its rocky trail.

Which way to reach Mount Jefferson?

From the parking lot on Jefferson Notch Road, the shortest and fastest path to the top of Mount Jefferson is the Caps Ridge Trail. However, it is a difficult path that requires caution. Indeed, at some passages, the trail is very survivable with rocky capes. The use of hands is often solicited instead of walking sticks. In rainy weather or windy weather, this passage remains dangerous because of slippery rocks. The other difficulty lies in the unexpected change of temperatures because of the wind. It must be properly equipped to reach the summit. Once at the summit, admire the remarkable beauty of the rugged summit of Mount Jefferson. In the surroundings, the view is simply magical while contemplating the mountains Washington and Adams. With a height difference of 825 meters, allow about 5 hours to complete this 8 km course.

Other important information

If you want to visit Mount Jefferson, you have to pay a parking fee. You can purchase a sticker at the AMC Visitor Center at Crawford Notch (Route 302) and / or Pinkham Notch (Route 16) or pay the fees on site.

Although the trails are open year round, please note that Jefferson Notch Road is closed from November until May. You must then take other trails during the winter period.

If you plan to bring your pets during your stay, no problem, because dogs on leashes are accepted.

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Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 12 reviews

Recent reviews

Elsie P. Hunt

4 out of 5 stars

Pretty cool place.You will love for sure! :-)

Barb Barb

3 out of 5 stars

Very good place. I recommand this place.

Charles Dodson

4 out of 5 stars

You need to try this place.

Michael Gray

3 out of 5 stars

I have lot of funny there.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Mount Jefferson, New Hampshire ?

Very hard

What is the elevation of Mount Jefferson, New Hampshire?

1741.00 M

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