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Mt. Isolation
Jackson, NH, Sargents Purchase, NH, Cutts Grant, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Engine Hill bushwhack
The Engine Hill bushwhack

Route: Rocky Branch Trail, (Engine Hill bushwhack), Isolation Trail, (bushwhack), Davis Path, Isolation Spur, (Mt. Isolation), Isolation Spur, Davis Path, (bushwhack), Isolation Trail, (Engine Hill bushwhack), Rocky Branch Trail

The trails and bushwhacks were well packed out, making for smooth sailing. A little windy on the summit, but Washington popped out of the fog just as we arrived.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Isolation
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Parking Elevation: 1,260'
Destination: Mt. Isolation
Time Elapsed: 05:04
Trailhead Elevation: 1,260'
Summit Elevation: 4,004'
Vertical Gain: 3,034'
Hike Time Elapsed: 08:02
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,324'


The Rocky Branch Trail trailhead
The Rocky Branch Trail trailhead

Looking at Southeast Isolation from Mt. Isolation - Click to enlarge
Looking at Southeast Isolation from Mt. Isolation




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from the Route 302-16 junction in Glen. A few minutes having passing Jackson and just before 16 starts to climb to Pinkham Notch, the Rocky Branch parking lot will be on the left. The Rocky Branch Trail trailhead is at the north side of the parking lot.

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