Pumpelly Trail is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dublin, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October.
Directions from Dublin, NH: From Dublin Lake's east end follow Lake Road south about .5 mile to reach the trailhead.
Late November on a Saturday. Very few other hikers. Strenuous in parts, but a great ridge hike once you've gotten some elevation underneath you.
Awesome trail. Getting up to the summit can be a challenge with lots of rocky steps but so worth it!
Hiked the Pumpelly Trail, what a beautiful way to spend the day. The trailhead is located directly across from 86 Lake Road and it was 4.5 miles to Monadnock. Starts with a nice stretch of well-shaded forest trail, then a good sharp incline up to the ridge which is more exposed and the views really start to open up. Found some solitude even on a gorgeous Saturday in July. As others have said, it gets much more crowded near Monadnock. After the descent, the trail practically ends as a waterslide down into Dublin Lake. Finishing the day with a dip was so refreshing!
Our favorite trail up Mount Monadnock! This trail is much less crowded and has great views for an extended section of the hike unlike the other trails which only see small views until you reach the top. Very beautiful!
We found this to be a lovely and less-crowded route to the summit of Monadnock. While the summit was fairly crowded on a Sunday afternoon, we saw only a handful of hikers on Pumpelly.
The entrance was much easier to find than the internet suggested. First, Pumpelly Trail is now on Google Maps, so you can drive straight to the trailhead. We cached the entire map to the summit and had phone service (AT&T) throughout the hike. If you want to navigate offline, you just head west .4 miles from the center of Dublin town (at the flag pole), then turn left on Lake Road and go exactly .4 miles. You will see a trail on the left with a sign 5 meters from the road, which is directly across from a brown cabin on the right lakefront.
There are no dogs allowed on the hike (signs posted throughout), but we did see one dog on the summit. The trail was easy to follow in the summer and had only one steep section. We saw a lot of trash near the summit, so you may want to bring a bag to pack trash out if you're a good samaritan.
We also took a swim in Dublin Lake after we came down, so bring a swimsuit or towel if you'd like to cool off!
Check out the video of our hike up this trail : https://youtu.be/a2ilztgslpU
This is one of the easiest trails up the mountain mainly because it is not very steep. We had a great time hiking this in the early spring. It is a fairly long way up, but it goes fast. There are a few sections with some large boulders to crawl up and down. Contrary to the description there are no dogs allowed on this trail or anywhere in Monadnock State Park.
This is a great trail! Difficult at times, but many great views!
Bad ass trail but the day was a scorcher which made it a bit harder to thoroughly enjoy with the wife. I'd do it all over again if I had to though ;p
My favorite hike in Southern NH. It has everything you could ask for on a rim trail.