Mt Jackson and Carrigain from Crawford Path
Mt Jackson - 4052'
Jackson is near the southern end of the Presidential Range. Contrary to popular
belief, it was named not for the US President
but for NH State Geologist Charles Jackson. The
summit ledges offer fine views of the Dry River and the
The easiest route to the summit is by the Webster-Jackson trail from
Crawford Notch. You can hike directly to Jackson (2.6 miles) or do
a nice loop with Mt Webster (6.5 miles round trip). A more difficult route is via the
Webster Cliff trail, part of the Appalachian Trail, at 4.7 miles.
The Mizpah Springs Hut and the
Nauman Campsite is north of
Jackson along the AT.
- Mt Clinton Road - The Mt Clinton Road runs north from the high point
of Crawford Notch just off Rt 302 near the new Highland Center. The parking
area serves the Crawford Path via the Crawford Connector. There is no long term
parking for hikers in the notch proper. A WMNF parking pass is required, there
are restrooms at the trailhead.
- Crawford Notch - In the center of Crawford Notch is short term parking next
to the depot. There are restrooms and a store in the depot, but hiker parking is
available at the lot on the Mt Clinton Road. There is parking for the Webster-Jackson
trail along the highway slightly further south on Rt 302.
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