Halfway House Trail to Mount Rosa Mount Monadnock Loop

MODERATE 23 reviews

Halfway House Trail to Mount Rosa Mount Monadnock Loop is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jaffrey, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

no dogs

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.

27 days ago

This was a great hike! Some challenges but nothing extremely difficult. A gorgeous day and no bugs!

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1 month ago

Halfway House to Mount Rosa was great. Smith Summit trail to top of Monadnock was much more difficult -- unshaded bare rock and not for those who are afraid of heights.

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1 month ago

Definitely recommend this route to summit Monadnock. Ran into only 2-3 other hikers until we got to the summit, where it was, of course packed. Had the summit of Rosa to ourselves though.

11 months ago

Don't get any better views

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Take White Arrow to Monte Rosa to Smith Summit trail, you won't regret it.

Just about everyone there was going straight up White Arrow, but that way is boring and actually more difficult even though it's shorter to the top.

Bring good slip resistant shoes or boots because there are a lot of moss covered rocks. I fell on my butt a few times even with proper footwear.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Best hike of the year, hands down. Very gradual elevation change, no surprise rock climbing, and monte rosa was the perfect place to grab a snack and a break before making the last part of the ascent. No bugs and we didn't see a single person on the way up. Would definitely take this trail again next time!

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