New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little Jackson Mountain, ME
Trails: Little Jackson Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the old trailhead access which is down a single lane dirt road; coming from Weld it is a few tenths of a mile beyond the mountain view cemetery on the right - drive in about 1/3 mile - room for about 5-6 cars in the upper lot and a few more in the lower lot. 4 cars when we arrived at noon. The main parking is 1+ mile further down the road with plenty of parking though it looked like a busy day with cars filling the lot and lining the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few older blowdowns one with a path around; a new one happened between our trip and down 1.5 miles in - a serious branch about 8 inches in diameter wasn't there on the way up but we had to step over on the way down. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: An easy one for canines, plenty of water along the way. 
Bugs: The only negative n an otherwise perfect hike. Black flies were out in full force swarming whenever we stopped, even the breeze at the top didn't keep them at bay; DEET is a must - we ended up applying numerous times and they still found ways to chew us up.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Still one of my favorites, while the area is becoming quite popular not many make it up to Little Jackson, saw 6 people all day. The relocated sections now bypass some of the more rocky sections of the original trail. Dry trail with a few mud spots that could be avoided. Rock up top was nice and dry once out of the trees you get .7 miles of above tree walking with 360 degree views from the summit - views stretched from Presidentials in NH, Bemis, Saddleback, Abraham and Sugarloaf with the Bigelows behind not to mention nearby Jackson and Blue Mountains. Well worth the visit. Note if parking in the main lot which also has trail accessing tumbledown you'll need to take the 1.1 mile connector to get to the little Jackson trail  
Name: Brian From Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-06-11 
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