Mount Monroe Trail

HARD 14 reviews
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Mount Monroe Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Mountain, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.8 miles
2664 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


The view of Mt Washington and of the Southern Presidentials is wonderful. The trail is generally level for the first 2 miles at which time you will arrive at the gem pool. The last mile is very steep. Only the last 3/10ths of a mile is very exposed to the wind but in inclement weather that can be too much. Please remember that this is not a good place to hike in the winter.

9 days ago

An absolutely awesome trail! The trip up will be slow, because if you're like me and my hiking partner you'll constantly be stopping to take pics. The Lakes of the Clouds hut is a great place to stop before heading to the summit of Monroe, and if you started early enough you can head over to Mt Washington afterward. We didn't start early enough, unfortunately.
I'm not in the greatest shape but I found the trail easier than I expected, at least on the ascent. It started raining while we were at the hut after Monroe, and the steep section of the trail took us about 2 hours to descend due to the incredibly slippery rocks. Good shoes or boots are a must, and a staff or trekking pole (2 would be too cumbersome) are recommended as well. If not, choose your steps very carefully.
This is my favorite hike so far, and we will be summiting Washington and Franklin by this route soon!

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Beautiful hike! The trail itself was great and the views at the summit was also amazing!

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6 months ago

Best winter summit

6 months ago

One of the best winter hikes in the Whites

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

This was a very scenic, very up, very down, out and back. Ill definitely be back.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Beautiful views! Great trip up to. hit before the final stretch to Washington.