Hiking New Hampshire White Mountains offers endless options! We started the hike from the Willey House Site and Willey Pond (Free Parking) to the Webster Cliffs Trail to Mt Jackson; A challenging New Hampshire hike with great views! This is a great hike to do if you are able to plant a car. The initial climb is by switchback to the top of the Webster Cliffs Trail. You continue to climb as you cross the Crawford Notch from its East to West Side enjoying amazing views along the Webster Cliffs ridge trail. It was a little treacherous as the wind was blowing at 60 mph and you had to be careful near the cliff edges! I loved this trail because it is like an obstacle course exposing you to cliffs, high winds and then multiple rock scrambles up smooth rock faces to gain elevation. One tip is to only bring very agile pups with you and people too! Once you summit Mt Webster the trail gives you the option to carry on along the ridge to summit Mt Jackson NH. From the summit you can see almost 360 degrees with views of Crawford Notch, Mt Woods NH. We climbed to Mt Jackson and then with some investigation found the trail-head down Jackson Branch Trail was over a smooth rock face with the blaze 30 feet below to pick up a more obvious trail down a steep washed out stream bed. We hiked out via this trail to the bottom at Saco Lake near the AMC Highland Center. This is a fun but very challenging hike. The next time we do it we plan to camp along the way or in a AMC hut so that we can follow the ridge all the way across the White Mountains on the Crawford Path Trail to Mt Washington and beyond! Call Innkeepers Miriam Nick at the Bartlet Inn to help with your New Hampshire lodging during you hiking New Hampshire vacation at 1 800 292 2353.
Hiking New Hampshire: Webster Cliffs to Mt Jackson a challenging New Hampshire hike with great views!
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