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This is a nice serene easy trail for a couple or family. Let ya of bigs so definitely come prepared. Not a long trail at all, but the waterfall on the end/on the way is quite beautiful. Great place to explore and make lasting memories.

14 hours ago

Hiked it again today. Went up Blue and down Orange. Steep going up but definitely glad it was shorter than yellow with the steepness. Orange was challenging going down but not as bad as going down Blue.

hiking
15 hours ago

It was amazing when you get to the top.

17 hours ago

Great trail for kids. Well marked and maintained trails with pretty scenery.

Note to dog owners: Please read park website carefully. These directions will take you to the main park entrance, where during the summer dogs are not allowed. You have to go to the trailhead off of Reservation Rd, which is 10 miles away from the main entrance.

Great hike! Lots of trails so you can make your own adventure. Hardly saw anyone. Varied terrain. Loved it!

I've been coming here for years . pretty easy hike with beautiful view

Trail re-routing due to tree harvesting boosted this hike to 5.5 miles rather than 4. Not much to see on this hike other than a small waterfall towards the end. The trail takes you through tall grassy areas as well as quite a few prickly bushes. You also pass by a few houses, and a local cemetery.

Walked the yellow trail and it was fun. Very buggy. Found one nice view of the lake and the rest was beautiful forest. I’d probably only do it again if I brought a bike.

Hiked this down from Lonesome Lake Hut as we had parked at the Basin. I really enjoyed the technical rocky course. Do keep a look out for signage as it passed over water a few times. Great views of waterfalls and wildlife.

I have hiked Monadnock eight times. I usually take White Dot Trail up and down. But I've done the Pumpelly twice. The Pumpelly is a longer trail, but not as challenging.

Each time my only criticism is the rude, rowdy, loud school kids on the peak having lunch, burping out loud and being fairly obnoxious.

But the views for effort ratio is pretty good and I will be back for more.

One of the best trails in Southern New Hampshire and hardly ever any traffic on the trail because it's so secluded. Can sometimes be buggy on the backside of the pond but beautiful views and a fairly flat and well groomed trail. Great for dogs, kids, bikes, and jogging.

It is a very steep and rocky climb but you should still be able to cruise. Well worth it at the top.

Fun hike! Definitely more steep at the top, but lovely view

Hiked orange trail up with three kids(13,11&10 yrs). This was their first real hike. it was steep enough to get a little winded and make your legs shakey but completely doable It took us a good 1hour 30 minutes to summit. Beautiful views of the lake. On the way down we took yellow trail. great hike

It was a tough hike but the view was worth it. I enjoy hiking but do not do it often enough to consider myself in hiking shape. It took me 2 hours to get to the top with plenty of breaks and just under 2 hours to take white cross down. Would definitely recommend wearing sturdy hiking shoes and the trekking poles were helpful for the way down but would be best to have the ability to secure them to a pack when rock scrambling.
After the hike we went to nearby Peterborough. We ate at Harlow's pub and had some beer at Post and Beam brewery. Both were awesome

Nice river walk, payoff is nice with a closed in pond and waterfall

Nice little hike stupidly done in the rain.

What a nice place to hike. I was surprised by the abundance of different mushrooms in that forest. They grow in many colors and different sizes.
Luckily we used bug repellent so the mosquitoes didn't bother us too much.

Really liked this hike... pretty difficult but doable

Great trail for beginners. We are experienced hikers but were taking friends for their first hike. This trail has beautiful views of waterfalls for the entire trip up. We ended up doing a loop rather than the up and back. It was a bit muddy and the cascade bridge has washed out but you can still cross with minimal problem. We also had a small dog and he had fun. The early parts of the trail especially the swimming and wading areas of the lower falls were extremely crowded but about a mile into the trail there were very few. This would be a good beginner trail for people who want to start running trails or training with heavy packs too. Definitely recommend for newbies.

Great walking trail.

mountain biking
9 days ago

I have been riding these trails for 27 years and never get tired of them. There are intermediary trails for the casual rider and secondary and single tracks for the more adventurous rider. It also connects with other trails such as the Tower Hill trail and the FOMBA trails as well as others, so you can do many more miles throughout the system.

rock climbing
10 days ago

Fun walk. Short scramble at the top on they way down was a nice surprise

Went up White Dot and down White Cross. Dot is tough. Some tricky sections of straight up rock. Very strenuous but doable. Also great views as you break through the trees. Going down on Cross was wet. Running water over many of the rocks on the trail. Would probably go up and down Cross next time.

the trail has potential but I have attempted this trail 2 times now and both times it was very muddy and the trail was washed out and I had no choice but to turn back. The trail is mostly at flood level and there are multiple spots of large puddles that you have to attempt to navigate around. plenty of

hiking
11 days ago

This trail is great if you want to get in to the Whites but not be above the tree line. It stays low with very little elevation gain. We went after a storm had rolled through the day before and some parts of the trail resembled a creek more than a path, but it wasn't impassable and the mud never became deep.
The only real caution I have is that the bridge is washed out. It's easy to cross because the water isn't fast, but you do have to take off your shoes to get through it.

Good hike. Use insect repellent, the bugs are bad. Not much to look at scenery wise but it was a good easy hike nonetheless. Trail was well marked.

Super fun little hike. I’ve done it a few times and each time and it seems to be more fun than I remember. Just this past weekend I hiked it after a heavy rain. The run-off only added to the enjoyment. (The lack of people due to the rain certainly didn’t hurt either.) Take the dog on this one. They’ll love you for it. One very active, high strung puppy slept all the way home.

we went up through Brook trail(yellow) and came down on boulder loop(orange). Our way up was moderate, there were lot of water streams and small falls that actually made climb tricky as the trail got slippery at some points.

Boulder loop was one of toughest descents we have ever been to. Lots of rocks and steep climbs. I suggest carrying an extra pack of socks just in case your socks get drenched in water!

Great trail. Very quiet and perfect workout!

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