Hiking The White Mountains
ASCEND TO NEW HEIGHTS
Put one foot in front of the other as you explore some of the most beautiful terrain in New England. Once you complete the challenge of ascending the landscape, you are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of nature. You should always hike with someone, know your limits, tell someone where you are going, and be prepared for rapid weather changes.
Popular walking and White Mountains hiking trails near Jackson Village include:
Rt. 16A Loop – The village stroll takes you from the covered bridge, past inns and shops, crossing the Wildcat River and continuing past the Wentworth Golf Course before coming out at Route 16.
Jackson Falls – This is a popular spot to picnic as you hike past a series of cascades and small waterfalls, a sidewalk running along the road. Go up the left side of the brook on Carter Notch Road.
Carter Notch Road and Route 16B – The complete loop stretches five and a half miles, starting above Jackson Falls. You pass Eagle Mountain Resort and back down to the falls.
North Doublehead – This trail winds through the woods once you park at Route 16B to Dundee Road, taking you to the saddle between North and South Doublehead. The trail is about four miles and takes you 1,800-feet to an elevation of 3,053 feet.
Hall’s Ledge and the Carter Notch Area – From the end of Carter Notch Road there are various hiking trails. Hall’s Ledge is a fine hike on wide cross-country ski trails to a small clearing with views north to Mount Washington. Five miles roundtrip, so allow a couple of hours at least.
Happy hiking in the Mt. Washington Valley!
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