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Jefferson, New Hampshire

The quaint town of Jefferson rests just north of the forested hills and peaks of White Mountain National Forest. For over 200 years, visitors have flocked to Jefferson for its pastoral locale and panoramic views of the Presidential Range. Nearby Mt. Washington (6,288 feet), famous for its epic trails and erratic weather, is accessible via hiking trails, car, and by historic cog railway. The Starr King Trail, which summits both Mt. Waumbek and Mt. Starr King, begins just two minutes from the center of town and is a popular destination for hikers, backpackers, and snowshoers. Several hotels are available in town, though for the more adventurous, the camping options in the surrounding hills are some of the best in the Northeast.  Whether the mountains are blanketed in white during the winter, bright green in the spring, or a speckled orange and yellow during the fall, the mountain beauty of Jefferson is captivating all year long.


  1. The Presidential Traverse of New Hampshire

    In light of the recent U.S. presidential election, we thought we should escape the media drama and highlight the drama of the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. This trek climbs up and down seven major summits – all exceeding 4000 feet – in these notoriously windswept mountains. Due to the brutal […]

Featured Mountains in Jefferson

Mountain Approx. Elevation
Prospect Mountain 2,037 ft (621 m)
Pliny Mountain 3,566 ft (1,087 m)
Mount Waumbek 3,996 ft (1,218 m)
Mount Starr King 3,891 ft (1,186 m)
Mount Joseph Whipple 3,271 ft (997 m)
Mount Jefferson 5,712 ft (1,741 m)
Haystack Mountain 3,304 ft (1,007 m)
Cherry Mountain 3,182 ft (970 m)