We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Interesting and technical hike, 2700ft elevation gain in 2.4 miles

I am down to the last 6 of my NH 48 4ks. We hiked Mount Jefferson this past Saturday via the Caps... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
happyhiker63nh
,
Campton, New Hampshire
Great views

Fun but tough hike. One can not mind some scrambles or the real challenge doing the scrambles on... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2015
Troy D
via mobile
Read all 10 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The hike along this 2.5-mile trail is a challenge, from an elevation of 3,008 feet to the top of Mt. Jefferson at 5,715 feet.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tree line” (5 reviews)
“a lot of fun” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Jefferson, NH
Write a Review
Reviews (10)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 10 reviews

Reviewed 29 August 2016

I am down to the last 6 of my NH 48 4ks. We hiked Mount Jefferson this past Saturday via the Caps Ridge Trail. Caps Ridge has the highest elevation for a trailhead of all the 4ks. You start at 3008ft, the elevation gain from...More

Thank happyhiker63nh
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Fun but tough hike. One can not mind some scrambles or the real challenge doing the scrambles on the way down.

1  Thank Troy D
Reviewed 20 August 2015

You gain fast, the 3 caps are a blast if you arent skiddish with exposure and elevation behind you. Highly recommend plenty of water and proper gear for weather, as the ridge is very exposed.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We took the Caps Ridge Trail for our Annual Memorial Hike in 2010. This was a new trail for us, but we wanted something different. We previewed the trail in the summer with our kids, so we were able to test it before taking our...More

1  Thank Jodi P
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We hiked the Caps Ridge Trail on a gorgeous bluebird day. We've hiked a lot of trails in the White Mountains and have done our share of 4,000-footers. Caps Ridge is one of the most beautiful trails we've hiked, and it may have been the...More

7  Thank SurfingDoc
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We went up the Caps Ridge Trail to MT Jefferson. It took us 1 hour and 50 minutes. We hike on the faster side. It is challenging but exciting too! If you want to make a day of it, then you can hike to MT...More

2  Thank ladyjane04
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is getting up above tree line the hard way, but a real thrill. YOu go right up a rocky ledge until you summit Mt. Jefferson. Lots of scrambling and ups and downs. Not for the faint hearted!

1  Thank Betsy H
Reviewed 1 September 2012

The trail starts easy but soon gets steeper and steeper, eventually reaching the top of Mt. Jefferson. This is a trail for experienced and properly equipped hikers only.

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 24 September 2008

This is a steep hike, almost all the way to the top. The elevation gain is 2700ft in just 2.5 miles. It does not take an athlete to make it to the top, but you need to be fit and very determined. Pack a minimum...More

7  Thank Skipppy
Reviewed 4 September 2007

Had a great day. The trail has some tough spots, but it is only 2.4 miles to the top of Jefferson. You're above tree line for a lot of it, with awsome views.

2  Thank BlazingMoose
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The WaterWheel
236 reviews
8.80 km away
Stickney's
452 reviews
10.34 km away
Saalt Pub
224 reviews
15.27 km away
Mount Washington Hotel & Resort Dining Room
464 reviews
10.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mount Washington State Park
36 reviews
3.84 km away
The Mount Washington Cog Railway
1,489 reviews
4.05 km away
Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center
858 reviews
3.88 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Caps Ridge Trail staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit