Rocky Branch Trail is a 18.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jackson, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
cross country skiing
Jim & I hiked the Rocky Branch trail on a cold, cold, January day as part of a day hike to Mt. Isolation. Rocky Branch was well packed out when we hiked it, traction aids (microspikes) were only required for some of the stream crossings due to ice and the final steep ascent of Mt. Isolation off of the Davis Path. A good portion of the elevation gain for the day was in the first two miles or so heading toward Engine Hill making the rest of the day fairly easy. We took the Engine Hill bushwhack at about the three mile mark and really enjoyed the walk through the birch glades. Both of us commented that the glades were the best part of the day. Outstanding views of a wind-blown Washington from Isolation. Trails taken: Rocky Branch, Engine Hill bushwhack, Isolation Path, and Davis Path. Back the way we came.