White Cross Trail

HARD 16 reviews
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White Cross Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Jaffrey, NH that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is accessible from April until October.

3.9 miles 1751 feet Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

1 month ago

Hiked up White dot and down White Cross. Some crab-walking down the rocks, but also lots to grab onto as hiking. Very lovely hike!

hiking
2 months ago

This one was hard but still I was a fun hike. Did it with my 4 year old. He did great going up but a harder time coming down.

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

My favorite trail up Monadnock. Starts easy, either through the woods or up the dirt road, then gets steep and rocky. The last push looks intimidating but there are plenty of places to stop and re-assess. Terrific views to the south, 360 degree views once you summit. If you want a slightly longer hike, take either the Monte Rosa/Fairy Spring trail or the Cliff Walk/Bald Rock trail.

backpacking
6 months ago

We hiked this on our way up to the summit to kick off our Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway hike. It felt pretty steep in full packs but was actually easier than we expected. We got to the top around 7am (after sunrise but before the usual dayhikers) so we had the pleasure of having the entire mountaintop to ourselves - an extremely rare treat on this usually crowded mountain.

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome trail, pretty steep at times, great views all around!

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

varsity athlete and felt it a lot in the knees on the way down from summit. more annoying then challenging, really no trail just steeply climbing up rocks. i thought white dot was more fun. this one is also longer.

1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

Challenging hike. Many places to stop to enjoy beautiful views and catch your breath. Need endurance to make it up mountain and strong legs to handle impact going down. Hiking shoes recommended for traction on reasonable high incline and declines. Worth the hike up!

1 year ago

Awesome trail !

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Less direct route to summit of Monadnock but definitely easier. Would recommend over white dot.

hiking
2 years ago

More enjoyable and less crowded than the white dot, I used this trail as my return from the summit via the white dot trail. Good loop, great summit, get ready for the crowds at New Hampshires most popular hiking destination.