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

With Jefferson Notch Road finally open, I headed up the Caps Ridge work-out-trail.

For the descent, I headed south to the Cornice, then reconnected to the Caps Ridge Trail - a bit longer, but better footing.


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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, June 27, 2011
Parking Elevation: 3,009'
Destination: Mt. Jefferson
Time Elapsed: 01:22
Trailhead Elevation: 3,009'
Summit Elevation: 5,712'
Distance: 2.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,768'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:13
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 from Mt. Jefferson - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington from Mt. Jefferson

Topographic map of Mt. Jefferson - Click to enlarge


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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