Appalachian Trail (Section #183)

Jackson to Carter Dome
Located 4.2 miles from Gorham, New Hampshire (NH)
4 Stars
23,461 Steps 1  (10.3 mi)
Appalachian Trail: [ #001 - #212 ]


The Appalachian Trail (Section #183) has a maximum elevation of 4,826 ft (1,471 m), a minimum elevation of 3,122 ft (952 m), and an elevation range of 1,704 ft (519 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
23,46110.3 mi3,122 ft4,826 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
5.7 hrs268.73,224 ft3,235 ft
[ B to A ]
5.7 hrs269.63,235 ft3,224 ft

What is the length of the Appalachian Trail Section #183?

The length of the Appalachian Trail Section #183 is 10.3 mi (16.6 km) or 23,461 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Appalachian Trail Section #183?

A person in good physical health can hike the Appalachian Trail Section #183 in 5.7 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Appalachian Trail Section #183 while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.

Topo Maps

Download the free Jackson to Carter Dome topo map and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Mount Washington, NH
  2. North Topo Map: Carter Dome, NH
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Wild River, NH
  4. West Topo Map: Stairs Mountain, NH
  5. Topo Map: Jackson, NH
  6. East Topo Map: Chatham, NH
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Bartlett, NH
  8. South Topo Map: North Conway West, NH
  9. Southeast Topo Map: North Conway East, NH

Is there an Appalachian Trail map for Section #183?

Yes, and they're free! The Appalachian Trail Section #183 is located on the Jackson and Carter Dome topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

KML Custom Maps

AT183T.kmz is a free KML custom map of the Appalachian Trail Section #183 that you can download and view in Google Maps®, Google Earth® and Garmin® handheld GPS devices including the eTrex®, Colorado and Montana series.


  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.