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About


Mt. Jefferson
Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Caps Ridge Trail
The Caps Ridge Trail

Route: Caps Ridge Trail, The Cornice, Gulfside, Jefferson Loop, (Mt. Jefferson), Jefferson Loop, Gulfside, The Cornice, Caps Ridge Trail

Trails were mostly dry. Looped around the southern side of the Cornice to avoid the rough ascent up the Jefferson cone (and to avoid increasing winds). Very nice afternoon/evening with a good sunset just prior to the summits being covered by fog.

Franconia Notch foliage past peak, but some nice patches in Twin Mountain. Bretton Woods area is also past peak, but there was some nice birch to be seen in the drainage between Caps Ridge and Castellated Ridge.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Jefferson
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, October 3, 2014
Parking Elevation: 3,009'
Destination: Mt. Jefferson
Time Elapsed: 01:35
Trailhead Elevation: 3,009'
Summit Elevation: 5,712'
Vertical Gain: 2,768'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:29
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,833'


Caps Ridge Trail trailhead at Jefferson Notch
Caps Ridge Trail trailhead at Jefferson Notch

Looking up the Cornice
Looking up the Cornice

Looking at Mt. Washington and the Southern Presidentials from Mt. Jefferson - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington and the Southern Presidentials from Mt. Jefferson

Sunset colors behind Franconia Ridge from Caps Ridge - Click to enlarge
Sunset colors behind Franconia Ridge from Caps Ridge

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 302 West from Bartlett into Carroll. Just after Saco Lake, take a right onto Mt. Clinton Road. Cross over Base Road and continue on Jefferson Notch Road. At the high point of the road, the WMNF fee parking lot will be on the right. The Caps Ridge Trail trailhead is at the back of the parking lot.

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