Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Monadnock State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Challenging in winter conditions. Very enjoyable.

Great trail, ended up in this trail after taking Parker to old road. There is a slight area where it gets harder to find markers etc but if you pay attention it’s not hard to find it. After getting to the top we took white cross down. It’s very icy and watery right now so use caution. Go slow!

Great trail, went up yesterday, look for days with low wind on the summit it was brutally cold at the summit. Microspikes are a must to do safely. Snow isn't too deep yet.

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6 months ago

A great trail. Challenging in a good way, beautiful views. And very uncrowded on a day where the 2 main trails were absolutely packed.

Very trafficked but beautiful especially in the fall

Great trail top to bottom. The lower section of the trail is pretty easy and uneventful, once you get about half way up there are a few low angle rock scrambles that can be tricky when wet. There are a number of vista points along the way. The summit is open rock above tree line with views of Mount Rosa and the Pack Monadnocks. The Dublin trail has almost no crowds but once you reach the summit there will be a fair amount of people. The Dublin trail is great for first timers since it is the easiest way up. Hiking shoes are a must for the rocks, bug spray is recommended

did a night hike via Dublin trail. short one with a slope increasing toward the end. absolutely recommend for a night hike. trail marks are frequent and glowing at night. decided to do it on an almost full-moon night, but the green(dark?) tunnel won't pass any light through. it will take you a bit longer than the normal one hour. it is was more slippery than I expected. I guess it's not a good idea to do it at night during winter time. don't let the temperature fool you, the wind makes it feel way colder than that

much less crowded and beautiful woods at the start. still lots of hiking with a view, but not as exposed as some of the other trails. All in all a great little hike!

Loved this hike! Very well marked trail through fairly open woods is very pretty and peaceful. Stony trail with tree roots steadily climbs; transitions to mostly easy ledge rock about halfway, however some are steeper and you have to carefully choose your path. Slippery when damp or wet! The trees thin out starting at 3/4mi from the summit and beautiful vistas come into view. The last approx. 1/4mi to the summit is open ledge with gorgeous views all around; birds, rain puddles, and alpine wildflowers in small protected nooks are delightful. The wind was very gusty at the summit but the 360° view was amazing! Lots of people there as several trails lead up. The Dublin trail was very quiet in comparison. One couple alerted us that they had seen a black bear in the lower woods, moving away from the trail, so bear spray is advisable. Fantastic day hike

Very nice 360 degree view! Challenge steep trail.

Great hike on a very nice trail. We picked the trail less traveled and that's what it was. Very few people on the trail. When we got to the summit there were hundreds of people there most of whom must have come up the south side. If you want less traffic on the trail this is the way to go. Vistas along the way were beautiful as well as the view from the summit. Boston was visible to the east. Awesome!

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.

nice hike, great view, windy at the top

hiking
10 months ago

Took this route last Thursday to stay away from the crowds and literally only ran into three people on my route towards the summit. Cut onto Cliff Walk Trail and winded then through Thoreau's Trail to the White Arrow Trail to the top. It was peaceful and beautiful and pretty easy until I got above the tree line. At that point, it became quite windy and dropped a solid 20 degrees, and required some scrambling, but it was fun and exhilarating! I decided to take the White Dot Trail back and was surprised to learn how direct and fast it truly was to get to the parking lot. All in all, I spent about 4.5 hours exploring, hiking, and reveling in the breathtaking views.

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

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Took this route to stay away from the crowds as well. Parker was ok but once you hit cliff walk it gets pretty nice. But I also took Parker to lost farm to cliff walk.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

great way to escape the crowds

hiking
Saturday, March 14, 2015

I did this one back in 2013. What a nice, easy little trail. There is spruce, birch, maple and some other hardwoods. I love the northern forest scent. It connects with the Cascade Lin and, Hinkley Trail. This trail is easy and down low but it is a great little leg stretcher before you head up the mountain.

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