Mount Monadnock via Parker Trail and Cliff Walk

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Mount Monadnock via Parker Trail and Cliff Walk is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jaffrey, New Hampshire that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,801 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

snow

hiking
1 month ago

this was a great hike, I would say Parker trail is very easy, but would not rate Cliff Walk trail as easy, quite a few rock scrambles, but lots of fun. Much preferable to the crowded white dot on the way down.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail! probobly the best views bar the summit on any of this parks trails. Great winter option as most of it is south facing.

hiking
6 months ago

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!

hiking
10 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.

hiking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

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.

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

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016