Ellis River Trail

Jackson, New Hampshire 03846

Elevation Gain409ft
Trailhead Elevation767ft
Elevation Min/Max767/928ft
Elevation Start/End767/767ft

Ellis River Trail

Ellis River Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Jackson, New Hampshire. It is within White Mountain National Forest. It is three miles long and begins at 767 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 409 feet. The Waffle Hut drinking water can be seen along the trail. There is also a wetland along the trail.

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The trail was closed January 29th for lack of snow, it had a ice base of 1-2 inches.The night of the 29th in snowed 5 inches and just like that we had open trails for skiing! The full 8 km was open and groomed and made for a great day of skiing,even the side (blue trails) were open.Our plan was to start off at Jackson and as the trail guide states finish off at the Inn at the end of the trail. Remember the saying "everything is not always as it seems." After following all the signs to Dana's Inn we reached the stream crossing that leads to the Inn only to find it much too dangerous to cross.Thus we sat at the crossing shore snacking on fruit instead of feasting at the Inn as planed.The trip back to Jackson was easier because of the 500 feet elevation gain getting to the crossing.You will find getting something for lunch at Jackson during Inn to Inn skiing is not that simple, for most of them open at 4pm for meals outside of breakfast.We moved on to Bear Notch Feb 2 for even better conditions.

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Dec 2018