Mount Jackson and Webster Trail Loop

MODERATE 27 reviews

Mount Jackson and Webster Trail Loop is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Carroll, New Hampshire that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,224 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

rocky

A great hike when time is limited. The views from both peaks are impressive, encompassing Mt. Washington, the southern Presidential Range peaks, and Crawford's Notch. The climb is steep in places and strewn with granite but it is in New Hampshire after all. There is a pleasant waterfall with an enticing pool of water at it's base along the Webster Trail.

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14 hours ago

It is a good day hike (doable for beginners) and I will rate it on a moderate side of difficult as some sections get steep...especially after the fork when you go towards Mt Jackson. Views from the top of Mt Jackson are spectacular as you see 4 other peaks (Pierce, Eisenhower, Monroe and Washington) in presidential range. Also towards west you can see Tom, Field and Willey. Beyond that you can see Twins mountains and Mt Lafayette in the very far. Mt. Webster's views are equally spectacular though not 360 deg. There is nice waterfall while coming down from Mt Webster to rest and enjoy. Do not forget to take small detours to Elephant' head and Bugle Cliff. View are well worth it.

7 days ago

View was amazing however I don’t think I’d rate this as moderate !! Challenging ...steep ...scaling large boulders at least 1/3 of the way up ...

hiking
16 days ago

Started out at 10 am on a 75 degree day. we were glad for the coolness of the forest as this was only our second 4000 footer. the scramble up to Jackson is a bit hairy, but definately worth the effort. the 360 views were incredible. We decided to hit Webster summit and I will say definately need your hiking boots as its a rocky, root strewn trail. We're not seasoned hikers so it took us all of 7.5 hours with a 30 min. lunch and a couple breaks.

hiking
20 days ago

Hot summer day but beautiful stream crossings and views. Dipped my handkerchief in the water to cool off every once in awhile. Moderate hike for sure, highly recommend. Went up Jackson and down Webster.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this on Sat. June 30 with a group of 3 other persons between 40 and 50 years a bit out of shape. Beautiful weather but the trail was pretty wet for yesterday fell a heavy rain. Took us from 10AM to 5PM from the starting point on the road up to Mount Jackson and back (didn’t make the loop with Mount Webster). At the fork, take 30’ to see the big and beautiful waterfall! Nice views but pretty extenuating for our lazy group. Many unleashed dogs on the trail and some of them not the friendly kind! Lovely experience after all and really glad we gathered the strength to go to the end of it! For your ankles ‘s sake, don’t go on this trail without boots because muddy and very slippery after/during rain!

2 months ago

Still socked in with snow knee-deep and even thigh-deep in places between Jackson and the Crawford path if you decide to traverse in that direction. It made for a great 9-mile loop to go up the Crawford path, take a right at the junction before the shelter and then traverse over to the Jackson-Webster trail. Impressive views from Jackson, and a technical and muddy descent. The top of the trail descending from the summit seems to fall right off a cliff, I had to look around for it a little bit. Gorgeous climb. WEAR BOOTS.

hiking
3 months ago

Ran into a lot of snow and ice, despite 50+ degree temps., so it ended up being a long day. My lack of training over the winter didn’t help the cause either, but well worth the effort. Great views up top.

hiking
11 months ago

I didn't do the traditional loop on this trail. We hiked to Mount Jackson then to Pierce. From Pierce we decided to go to Eisenhower. We recorded it. It was a decent amount of miles. The trails were well maintained. Difficult in some parts but manageable. We did take more frequent breaks because of the almost 11 miles, we wanted to preserve ourselves. Would definitely hike Eisenhower again, hopefully there wont be field trips of kids taking up a good portion of the summit. Hot and humid day barely any breeze even on Eisenhower which was very odd.

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