Elevation

5,712 ft / 1,741 m

#5 in New Hampshire

#24,569 in United States

Prominence

741 ft / 226 m

#61 in New Hampshire

#3,015 in United States

Summits

353 summits

Top climbing months

July   24%

August   17%

June   15%

Most climbed route

Caps Ridge Trail

Highlights

  • The massive Mount Jefferson is like a wilder, untainted version of Mount Washington.
  • Two distinct ridges lead to its summit: Ridge of the Caps and Castle Ridge, both mega-classic, short-but-steep routes
  • Summit is surrounded by 3 dramatic glacial cirques: Castle Ravine, Jefferson Ravine, and the Great Gulf. Determined backcountry skiers make their way to these remote areas.
  • Celebrated Monticello Lawn is a large area of alpine vegetation near the rocky summit.
1 summit • 19.0 mi • 7,788 ft gain • 12 hr 51 min

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