Although part of the Presidential Range of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Mount Jackson was named after 19th century Geologist Charles Thomas Jackson and not President Andrew Jackson.
At 4052 feet, it is the 38th tallest of New Hampshire’s 48 4000 footers.
This is a moderate hike with numerous river crossings and rock scrambles.
There’s a great view of Mount Washington in the (not so far) distance.
In mid-May, there was still quite a bit of ice on the trail.
The views from the summit are wonderful, if very, VERY windy.
It was our first 4000 footer of the season, and I’m not going to lie – it was rough.
The 5.6 mile hike took us about 4.5 hours, though I have no doubt that the hike could be done much faster.
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I always feel so accomplished when I hike it. It is a great winter hike too.
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