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This is a very unique hike which is totally different from any conventional hiking trails you’ll find in the sierras. Definitely worth doing at least once. Be careful; it’s very easy to slip and fall. Views are OK, not much to look at honestly.

Climbed for first time. Not a traditional walking trail. Trail begins at white dot trail over rocks and tree roots and ascends quickly. Lots of granite on trail. In fact the “trail” turns to all grainte rock scrambling most of the way, sometimes crab walking on all fours becomes necessary. The summit is beautiful. Getting down equally rocky. Follow the trail markings, take your time, enjoy to views.

Really great hike!! First mile is relatively simple, second mile is more climbing than hiking. We underestimated how cold/windy/icy the hike would be towards the summit. Wear good hiking shoes and many layers!

Great hike with a good mix of wooded hiking and rock scrambling above the tree line. Includes a false peak. Be prepared, it’s 10-15 degrees colder at the peak vs the base. It’s also very windy at the peak. The payoff is worth it at the peak as the views are stunning. So many great photo ops during the climb. I took the White Dot trail up and the White Cross trail down. The White Cross trail is supposedly less steep, but it still is a steep rocky decent that can take its toll on the knees and ankles. These two trails are heavily trafficked so be prepared to make the hike with 1,000 of your closest new friends. All-in-all, a solid day hike!

Always a great hike! I enjoy the challenge of the Rock scrambles and the sense of accomplishment and freedom when I reach the top. Amazing views well worth the hike. Bring more water & energy boosting snacks than thank you think you need as this hike will have your legs working extremely hard most of the time. Can’t wait to climb this one again.

This hike is well worth steep terrain. It was cold and rainy and it was still beautiful hiking next to the cascades and falls the entire way up.

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20 days ago

nice little hike. a little icy today. snow and rainy mix.

Great hike! Very wet and slippery though. The view at the top is fantastic. Be sure to bring your wind jacket, it’s very windy and cold up there.

super fun and fairly different trail for the outer cape. lots of signs that identify the different trees, and wonderful fall folliage along the ponds.

I loved the trail! It was challenging even when you are prepared and have the proper gear. I wouldn't recommend doing this without good good hiking shoes!

Enjoyed this hike. Steep going up but ladders & cable was anchored very well.

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29 days ago

Great place to enjoy fall foliage colors. It is very crowded during peak fall foliage and the ticket line could take 1 hr, but it is worth the wait. Pathways are well maintained.

Not easy but no harder than hiking the Tripyramids or the Hancocks. The Beaver Brook Trail hasn't iced over yet . Great 360 view from the summit but the wind is no joke.

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1 month ago

As expected - a perfect place to enjoy the foliage! Gorgeous views and waterfalls, and the wooden decks are very well maintained! But note that this place is super popular in the fall and prepare to stand in the line for approx.30mins to buy tickets, unfortunately you can’t buy them online. But the trail is definitely worth the wait, you will love it!

I loved this hike! Every bit as beautiful and fun as everyone makes it out to be.

Gorgeous fall color and waterfalls.

awesome trail not hard at all easy hike

Absolutely love this hike but if you have any hopes of finding some peace and quiet on the mountain, definitely do it on a non-holiday/non-school-vacation weekday. Even early on an autumn Monday I encountered a decent number of folks on the trail, and there were probably 15-20 others at the summit despite the cold temps (~45 F at the summit) and brisk winds. I went up White Dot and down White Cross. It's a lot of elevation in a short distance, definitely challenging in some sections but so satisfying to accomplish. The last bit leading to the summit is very exposed, which I find thrilling in a simultaneously nervous/awed kind of way. Gorgeous views on a clear day, both from the summit and from a number of outlooks along the way.

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1 month ago

it's a nice and easy trail to hike, perfect for all ages. the fall foliage is spectacular. 16$ seems a bit expensive though, considering there are plenty of beautiful and free hikes around the area.

Based on the reviews, I thought this would be a lot harder. Yes, the first mile and a half were tough, but after that it was relatively flat. The summit is very cool; looks like a giant meadow, unlike the massive rock piles of the other 4,000 footers

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1 month ago

Love this hike (second time with the 7 year old) but the cloudy day turned to rain. The rocky sections get very dangerous, especially on the way down. A hiker slipped and apparently broke his hip near the summit, and was getting lowered down by rescue personnel. Would not recommend if it’s been wet in the last day or so.

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1 month ago

Amazing views from the top between trees with wonderful fall foliage. Not a lot of space at the top for picnic, but we find a little one to enjoy the view. Very steep, but extensive and nice to hike. Lovely waterfall on the way back.

Spectacular views of fall foliage on this hike on 10/7/18. White carin trail is steeper than the stone house trail and a better way to go up the mountain. Compared to other white mountain hikes, this was fairly easy. The hike took us about 2 hours.

Long hike with not that many views. Top gets steep, kinda scary if you’re scared of heights. The top wasn’t that worth it, so I wouldn’t do it again. Took about 3 hours.

I am no expert hiker by any means but this was an enjoyable hike to see some foliage and spectacular views. It is steep, rocky and slippery in some areas in addition to being trafficked by unprepared hikers. I was fine in regular running shoes but hiking boots would be beneficial. Beautiful scenery. Told it would take us 3-4 hours round trip but it took 45 min up and 50 min down. My GPS clocked at ~3 miles round trip, not sure if this was totally accurate or not.

Mt. Monadnock's White Dot trail is the annual field trip of most elementary & high schools in the area. This is a great first time climb and is a go to tourist attraction if you're staying in the area. It's really not that hard and there's a reason it is the 3rd most climbed mountain in the world. You will see tons of children going up the mountain on their own power. Yes, it can be steep for a couple of very short sections but unless you've never walked up a hill before its really not hard.

I hiked with my co worker who is expert since childhood. Here I am wanted a challenge, however this one is really harder for first timers, but worth it. It’s heavily trafficked . After all I really enjoyed.

Great walk. the south end of it does get slightly tricky so wear good sneakers. I started from the middle went north then did the entire length of the trail. it took me about 3 hours. but I did stop at the University there and walked the campus which was maybe 30 mins. I would definitely do it again

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