Trail Last Updated: 01/06/2023

WMNF Forest Road 233/JSTF Boggy Brook Trail

This dirt/gravel road extends 2.05 miles out (4.10 miles round trip) to a dead end with seasonal views into Carter Notch. Bridge crossings provide viewpoints over Wildcat Brook and Bog Brook. There are minor elevational changes along the way. The road is located at the end of Carter Notch Road just over 5 miles from the Jackson Community Church. During the winter months it is groomed for cross-country skiing by Jackson Ski Touring Foundation (JSTF).  Limited parking is available in the cooperative Town of Jackson-WMNF trailhead parking lot just beyond the Bog Brook Trailhead. Additional trails of increasing difficulty are also available

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Trail Last Updated: 01/06/2023

Jackson Village Loop

This 1.45 mile loop is on paved sidewalks along Route 16 and Route 16A through the center of Jackson Village. Park in the lower lot of the Jackson Library; a portable toilet is available in the parking lot.  Highlights include the Jackson Covered Bridge, Jackson Community Church, and the Wentworth Hotel. A short side trail along the federally designated Wildcat River in the Town Park is also available.

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A scenic .5 mile roundtrip walk along the federally-designated Wild and Scenic Wildcat River featuring beautiful flower gardens and views across the Town Park and village of Jackson. Parking is available between the Old Library and Jackson Community Church. A great addition to the Jackson Village Loop, this trail is closed to walkers during cross country ski season.  Due to recent flooding in the summer of 2023, the trail may be temporarily closed.

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Trail Last Updated: 01/06/2023

Jackson Library Story Walk

Located behind the Jackson Public Library, this .42 mile loop is part of a larger trail loop through the forest. It has some wet areas, uneven terrain and moderate elevational changes. Wear sturdy footwear and be aware of poison ivy along the trail. Park in the library’s lower lot; a portable toilet is available in the parking lot. The storybook panels are changed periodically throughout spring/summer/fall season.

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Helpful Tips

  1. Plan and educate yourself about the difficulty ratings of walking paths – easy, moderate or difficult. Carry a guidebook with maps or take a photograph of kiosk trail head maps.
  2. Walk with a friend for safety and companionship. If hiking alone, be sure to tell a friend or a relative where you are hiking. Carry a smart phone, but also ensure there is coverage.
  3. Stay on designated paths, respect private and public land. Be considerate of animal wildlife habitat and wild plants – take pictures and leave nature undisturbed.
  4. Stay hydrated, carry water and snacks.
  5. Have appropriate hiking footwear with good traction.
  6. Wear appropriate clothing based on daily weather conditions and temperatures. Consider sunglasses, insect repellent (ticks), layers, trekking poles, and in the winter – micro spikes, YakTrax or snowshoes.
  7. Carry out trash and keep pets on leash unless otherwise posted and bring bags to dispose of pet wastes.
  8. Assess the parking situation at the trailhead, be sure to lock your vehicle and do not leave any valuables in the car.
  9. Take a few minutes to stretch and warm up before hiking.
  10. Stop regularly to ensure everyone is comfortable with the pace, the terrain, and their physical condition.

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