Mount Isolation Via Isolation Trail is a 13.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jackson, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,503 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

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1 month ago

Another great hike, Rocky Branch to Davis Path to Isolation and return. Spent the night on the trail so we could take in the wonderful sunset and sunrise.The trail was very wet with a hand full of river crossings. The grade heading in and out was decent compared to some hikes in the area. Wonderful views from the peak.

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1 month ago

Great hike. Glen Boulder is steep and the return hike had a lot of uphill too. Be prepared!

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2 months ago

River crossings were perfectly do-able even after all the rain we had that week; which was a lot (7/30/18). The trail itself was pretty messy and wet, however. I imagine this one is always fairly wet so be prepared to get dirty. Good views of washington and the southern presies from the top. I also saw a moose on the way down which was very cool.

2 months ago

The views from the summit are excellent. Not sure when this trail is ever dry, many sections of the trail had deep boot sucking mud and running water which felt like we were hiking in a stream, not next to one. There are no blazes but the trail was not too confusing to follow other than the river crossings. Definitely bring a map. I was able to get a signal and see our position using the All Trails map which was awesome. The grade is fairly easy, but this is a long approach and/or descent, and you can be slowed down by trail conditions and river crossings so definitely plan for extra time.

3 months ago

this trail is one of the most beautiful I've ever hiked and HIGHLY recommend it as your way up to Mt. Isolation! However we were a bit skeptical about coming down this steep, exposed scramble. So we spotted a car and returned via Rocky Branch Trail, which was long, easy, gradual, BUT also confusing at times as the trail is not marked and required several river crossings. This route is a little more than 13.5 miles and took us 10.5 hours, which includes about 1 1/2 hours of summit and food breaks. Highly recommend this route!

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4 months ago

The summit was awsome. Great view of Washington down to Jackson. The hike itself had some cool spots, relatively tame after 1st 2 miles. Rhe long hike out was the hardest part. Trail is rough and be ready to get your feet muddy and wet. Glad to have done it but dont see myself coming back

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4 months ago

Very rugged trail. Lots of elevation gain immediately after leaving the car but this section of the trail is pretty decent otherwise. Trails were pretty rock-strewn and very wet. Must have rained the night before. Several stream crossings that weren’t difficult but weren’t marked so it was a bit confusing at times. Didn’t really get much good trail until nearing the ridge and the Davis Path.

The views from the summit are Awesome with a panoramic view of the Presidential Range from Jackson to Washington. Views are almost 360. Great place to relax and soak it all in.

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5 months ago

Fine. No blazes, but most of the rocky branch trail and davis path are fine. The Dry River Trail (a misnomer, by the way - be prepared to get wet!) is less well marked. You need to cross the same creek 3 times, but exactly where is up to you. Views at the top are lovely!

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