Elevation

4,052 ft / 1,235 m

Prominence

332 ft / 101 m

Summits

295 summits

Top climbing months

July   17%

August   12%

June   11%

Highlights

  • No doubt a large percentage of climbers assume that Mt. Jackson is named for President Andrew Jackson, lying so close to the Presidential Range. However, it is actually named for Charles Thomas Jackson, a New Hampshire geologist in the 19th century.
"Southern Presi loop with Roger...Up to Eisenhower....underestimated the amount of fresh snow...we decided to try a trail new to us and then headed across pierce and to jackson. We had to break trail up to Eisenhower and from the hut to Jackson. A gorgeous day with warmer temps and just a little wind." - shay-shay, Apr 11, 2018
"Spent the night at the Mizpah Spring Hut after doing Mount Pierce the day before. Followed the Webster Cliff Trail across Mount Jackson to Mount Webster and then down the Webster Cliff Trail all the way to 302." - DoggiePaws, Sep 16, 2017
"Overall, an enjoyable hike up. But after encountering a couple of "death scrambles" near the top, and eating lunch in the middle of a cloud, we opted to down via Mt. Webster. So glad we did! Webster was clear and warm with a glorious view." - gooner, May 27, 2017
"Jackson was the final peak of my trip. I didn't take much time to enjoy the summit. I headed down after 5 minutes or so and descended the last couple miles pretty quickly. After getting down to Crawford Notch I took some time to let my clothes dry and drink a beer before heading back to the hotel for the night. Successful trip to continue trying to finish up my 48, 67, and 115. " - LGH-Tom, Apr 23, 2017
"After the Twins and Galehead yesterday, I opted for something short. Doug opted out, giving his knees a rest. I quickly made my way up Jackson. Coming down, I detoured to Elephant's Head, using my snowshoes on that stretch as the day was quite warm. A great day to be out." - newenglandwarrior, Apr 3, 2017

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