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.

Nice trail, but hard. Really stiff for most of the part. Have to climb big rocks and was dangerous for some part. Not friendly for small children. Otherwise, view at the top is beautiful.

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18 days ago

nice hike, great view, windy at the top

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Very hard trail with lots of rock scrambling. Enjoyed the view but parts of the trail were too difficult for small children or people carrying packs. Great visitor center at the base. $5 per person to park.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

This trail should be called the RED Cross. Don't take this trail unless you have a LOT of time to pick your way down or are comfortable jumping from boulder to boulder for 4 endless miles. The White Dot is SO much better, both up and down the mountain.

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1 month ago

Definitely the better way to come down if you went up the much steeper White Dot. Although its not as steep as White Dot, there are still a lot of rocks and can be very damp. Overall awesome hike!