Monadnock State Park is located in and around the 3,165-ft. Mount Monadnock . The park is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected highlands. In 1987, Mount Monadnock was designated a National Natural Landmark. There are 40 miles of maintained foot trails, many of which lead to the bare rock summit through unique alpine vegetation. Unsurpassed 100-mile views to points in all six New England states are the reward for a climb. The Monadnock Visitor Center offers interesting exhibits on various aspects of the park's history, ecology, trails and trail information and maps are posted near the Visitor Center. Remember, there are no facilities available on the mountain. Monadnock State Park offers a great winter experience. Approximately 12 miles of the trail system in the lower elevations offers ski touring for the experienced cross country skier. Camping services are limited after the close of the reservation season - pit toilets are open during the winter, but water and firewood are not always available, and the campground road is not plowed. New! The first new campground in the NH State Park System in over 40 years has opened at Gilson Pond Campground! This new family camping area opened July 9, 2010 at Monadnock State Park and is located just down the road from the park headquarters area at 585 Dublin Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452. The new campground has 35 campsites that can accommodate tents and pop-ups plus 5 remote hike-to sites. A new bathhouse with showers and playground complete this facility. There are several trails leaving the area that lead to the summit of Mount Monadnock or shorter hikes around the state park. Reservations are being accepted through ReserveAmerica for Gilson Pond Campground, the headquarters camping area is no longer available for family camping.

Great trail. Well maintained and beautiful. It's a steady climb, but well worth the effort to gain the summit. Fantastic views.

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22 days ago

Very well marked good trail to make a decent

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24 days ago

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24 days ago

We took the White Dot Trail up the mountain and the White Cross Trail down. Very rocky terrain. Some slippery parts - we had to slide down the side of some large rocky areas. A great trail overall.

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2 months ago

Great trail, very rocky and gets very slick after it rains. I took the White Dot Trail to the summit and used this trail to return to the parking lot. About 2 hours to summit and about 2.5 hours to return. This trail had a significant amount of standing water in several places along the way, but still passable. Unfortunately the clouds were low and the day was overcast so the view was terrible, but still a great hike. The difficult rating is spot on.

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!

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9 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.

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10 months ago

on White Cross Trail

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11 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.

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11 months ago