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#2 of 60 state parks in New Hampshire

Best trails in Monadnock State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Monadnock State Park, New Hampshire? AllTrails has 29 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 16 hard trails in Monadnock State Park ranging from 3.6 to 8.7 miles and from 1,263 to 3,149 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Monadnock State Park, as the name suggest, was established around the 3,165-ft high Mount Monadnoch and its highlands. It is considered a National Natural Landmark and a great place to hike and enjoy nature. Adults: $5 Children 6-11: $2 Children 5 and Under: Free Online Parking Day Pass: $15 + $1 transaction fee

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Map of trails in Monadnock State Park
Park information
Acreage:
1,017 acres
Contact
603-532-8862
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Top trails (29)
#1 - Mount Monadnock via White Dot and White Cross Trails
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Note: There is a $15 fee per vehicle to park and hike in the state park. A very popular, steep scramble up a nice peak in Southern New Hampshire with great views from its bald summit. Monadnock Mountain is reputed to be one of the most hiked mountains in the world with over 125,000 people climbing it every year. The hiking trails are very steep in places and can be rocky. It can easily be done in a half day. Older kids will have a ton of fun rock hopping their way to the summit on the steep trail and this hike is also a great place to see the changing leaves in fall. As one of the most climbed mountains, Monadnock is a very popular New England hike just north of very populated cities in Vermont and Massachusetts so you most likely won't be alone on the trail. Parking in the lot off of Poole Road can be a challenge, and the summit can be windy, so you may want to bring an additional layer for the top. Other trails in the area include the White Cross Trail, Birchtoft Trail, Cascade Link Trail and Pumpelly Trail.Show more
#2 - Monadnock Mountain Via Dublin Trail
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
The trailhead is located on Old Troy Rd, which often closes seasonally in the spring until muddy conditions subside.Show more
#3 - Pumpelly Trail
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
#4 - White Dot to Mount Monadnock
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
#5 - White Cross Trail
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
#6 - Mount Monadnock via White Arrow Trail
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
#7 - Monadnock Mountain via Birchtoft Trail
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
#8 - Monte Rosa and Mount Monadnock via Old Halfway House Trail
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
NOTE: State parks will be using their online day use reservation system. Visitors must make a reservation prior to arriving. Please visit the park site for more information and to make a reservation. Hit two summits in one hike. Rosa has a decent view and a good rest point before heading onto Monadnock. This trail takes a more gradual approach to the summit making it a slightly easier climb.Show more
#9 - Mount Monadnock via Parker Trail and Cliff Walk
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
#10 - White Dot, Cascade Link, and Pumpelly Trail Loop
Monadnock State Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
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