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MT WEBSTER & JACKSON

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All attendees must read, understand and agree to the waiver/liability as outlined by this website.

All hikers must have foot traction of some type.

This is an advanced hike.  Please know your abilities.

Total estimated time: 6:00  Total mileage miles: 7:00


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Trail / Waypoint Latitude Longitude
starting at Webster-Jackson Trailhead 44° 12' 55" 71° 24' 28"
This trail connects US 302 at a small parking area just south of
the Macomber Family Information Center (Crawford Depot) with
the summits of both Mt. Webster and Mt. Jackson. The trail,
blazed in blue, leaves the east side of US[masked] mi. south of the
Crawford Depot and 0.1 mi. north of the Gate of the Notch.
0.10 mi 5 min +67 ft on Webster-Jackson Trail
0.10 mi 5 min +67 ft This trail connects US 302 at a small parking area just south of
the Macomber Family Information Center (Crawford Depot) with
the summits of both Mt. Webster and Mt. Jackson, and provides
the opportunity for an interesting loop trip, because the two
summits are linked by the Webster Cliff Trail.
The trail, blazed in blue, leaves the east side of US 302 between
the Crawford Depot and the Gate of the Notch. It runs through a
clearing, enters the woods, and passes the side path leading right
to Elephant Head.
to the junction of Elephant Head Spur 44° 12' 58" 71° 24' 24"
0.50 mi 29 min +466 ft on Webster-Jackson Trail
0.60 mi 34 min +533 ft The main trail climbs along the south bank of Elephant Head
Brook, well above the stream, then turns right, away from the
brook. Angling up the mountainside roughly parallel to the
highway, nearly level stretches alternating with sharp uphill
pitches, it crosses Little Mossy Brook, and a side path leads right
60 yd. to Bugle Cliff. This is a massive ledge overlooking
Crawford Notch, where the view is well worth the slight extra effort
required; if ice is present, exercise extreme caution.
to the junction of Bugle Cliff spur 44° 12' 44" 71° 24' 05"
0.80 mi 39 min +329 ft on Webster-Jackson Trail
1.40 mi 1 hr 13 min +862 ft The main trail rises fairly steeply and crosses Flume Cascade
Brook. Within sound of Silver Cascade Brook, the trail divides, the
left branch for Mt. Jackson and the right for Mt. Webster.
1.20 mi 1 hr 15 min +1265 ft on Webster-Jackson Trail
2.60 mi 2 hr 28 min +2128 ft The Jackson (left) branch ascends gradually until it comes within
sight of Silver Cascade Brook, then begins to climb moderately.
Above the junction, it crosses three branches of the brook in quick
succession. A short distance below the base of the rocky summit
cone, it passes Tisdale Spring (unreliable, often scanty and
muddy). The trail soon swings right and ascends steep ledges to
the open summit.
to Mt Jackson 44° 12' 12" 71° 22' 32"
1.30 mi 52 min -250 ft on Webster Cliff Trail
3.90 mi 3 hr 20 min +1878 ft This trail, a part of the AT, leaves the east side of US 302. The
parking area is a stop for the AMC’s Hiker Shuttle. The trail
ascends along the edge of the spectacular cliffs that form the east
wall of Crawford Notch, then leads over Mts. Webster, Jackson,
and Pierce to the Crawford Path.
From the summit of Mt. Jackson, the Webster Cliff Trail descends
the steep, ledgy cone before swinging west to cross numerous
wet gullies. It descends to the junction of the Webster branch of
the Webster-Jackson Trail, leading to US 302 near the Macomber
Family Information Center (Crawford Depot).
to the junction of Webster-Jackson Trail 44° 11' 44" 71° 23' 23"
0.10 mi 4 min +67 ft on Webster Cliff Trail
4.00 mi 3 hr 24 min +1946 ft The trail ascends to the jumbled, ledgy summit of Mt. Webster.
to Mt Webster (Beans Grant) 44° 11' 41" 71° 23' 18"
0.10 mi 4 min -67 ft on Webster Cliff Trail
4.10 mi 3 hr 28 min +1878 ft The trail then descends north, and the Webster branch of the
Webster-Jackson Trail from US 302 near the Macomber Family
Information Center (Crawford Depot) enters left.
to the junction of Webster-Jackson Trail 44° 11' 44" 71° 23' 23"
1.00 mi 1 hr 2 min -1016 ft on Webster-Jackson Trail
5.10 mi 4 hr 30 min +862 ft From the Webster Cliff Trail, the trail goes down steadily north. It
goes steeply down the bank, bears right, and then crosses it just
below a beautiful cascade and pool. The Webster (right) branch
immediately ascends steeply from Silver Cascade Brook.
0.80 mi 39 min -329 ft on Webster-Jackson Trail
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Trail / Waypoint Latitude Longitude
5.90 mi 5 hr 9 min +533 ft The trail merges within sound of Silver Cascade Brook. The main
trail crosses Flume Cascade Brook and falls fairly steeply.
to the junction of Bugle Cliff spur 44° 12' 44" 71° 24' 05"
0.50 mi 29 min -466 ft on Webster-Jackson Trail
6.40 mi 5 hr 38 min +67 ft A side path leads left 60 yd. to Bugle Cliff. After crossing Little
Mossy Brook, there will be nearly level stretches alternating with
sharp downhill pitches, angling down the mountainside roughly
parallel to the highway. The main trail turns left, towards the
stream, and descends along the south bank of Elephant Head
Brook.
to the junction of Elephant Head Spur 44° 12' 58" 71° 24' 24"
0.20 mi 9 min +60 ft on Elephant Head Spur
6.60 mi 5 hr 47 min +127 ft
to Elephant Head 44° 12' 49" 71° 24' 22"
0.20 mi 9 min -60 ft on Elephant Head Spur
6.80 mi 5 hr 56 min +67 ft
to the junction of Webster-Jackson Trail 44° 12' 58" 71° 24' 24"
0.10 mi 5 min -67 ft on Webster-Jackson Trail
6.90 mi 6 hr 1 min 0 ft It passes the side path leading to Elephant Head, then emerges
from the woods, and runs through a clearing, ending at the east
side of US 302.
to Webster-Jackson Trailhead 44° 12' 55" 71° 24' 28"
This trail connects US 302 at a small parking area just south of
the Macomber Family Information Center (Crawford Depot) with
the summits of both Mt. Webster and Mt. Jackson. The trail,
blazed in blue, leaves the east side of US[masked] mi. south of the
Crawford Depot and 0.1 mi. north of the Gate of the Notch.
6.90 mi 6 hr 1 min 0 ft Totals

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  • Jo

    I dont think ill be able to make it up today. Wish the weekend had turned out different for us and that we had a couple good hikes under our belt along with great peeps. But oh well. hope to join you on future hikes very soon.. Thanks Dianne and Paul.

    April 27, 2014

  • Brad A.

    Rain forecast most of the day, so I'm out as well.

    April 27, 2014

  • Steve B.

    I'm going to pull out. It looks like a showery morning at the least. I do hope to make it onto your June 28th trip up to Washington, etc. Hike safely!

    April 26, 2014

  • BECKY

    Really not up for hiking in the rain.

    April 26, 2014

  • BECKY

    Anyone carpooling from Concord?

    April 23, 2014

    • BECKY

      Great, Sarah Would you like to meet in Concord at the LLBEAN at 8? Between LLBEAN and Hannaford?

      April 25, 2014

    • Sarah L

      I decided to not go. It looks like chances of rain on Sunday too and I'm wimping out. Have fun. Hopefully, it won't be raining on Webster and Jackson.

      April 25, 2014

  • Jo

    Hi, Diane and Paul. I'm going to pull my name off this hike as there is only a slight chance I may make it up now that there is only one hike this weekend. I know you mentioned on the Kinsman hike that was cancelled due to rain that if we wanted to join you on this one to just come on ahead. That may very well be the case but I wont know till the last minute.

    April 25, 2014

  • Jo

    Loking forward to weekend in the whites. Hope I can join you for this hike.

    April 25, 2014

  • Ricardo

    Something came up and need to cancel. Have fun everyone

    April 21, 2014

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