White Cross Trail

HARD 27 reviews
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White Cross Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Jaffrey, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1748 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

snow

no dogs

13 days ago

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hiking
21 days ago

Very well marked good trail to make a decent

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

1 month ago

We took the White Dot Trail up the mountain and the White Cross Trail down. Very rocky terrain. Some slippery parts - we had to slide down the side of some large rocky areas. A great trail overall.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, very rocky and gets very slick after it rains. I took the White Dot Trail to the summit and used this trail to return to the parking lot. About 2 hours to summit and about 2.5 hours to return. This trail had a significant amount of standing water in several places along the way, but still passable. Unfortunately the clouds were low and the day was overcast so the view was terrible, but still a great hike. The difficult rating is spot on.

8 months ago

Hiked up White dot and down White Cross. Some crab-walking down the rocks, but also lots to grab onto as hiking. Very lovely hike!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This one was hard but still I was a fun hike. Did it with my 4 year old. He did great going up but a harder time coming down.

hiking
10 months ago

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hiking
11 months ago

My favorite trail up Monadnock. Starts easy, either through the woods or up the dirt road, then gets steep and rocky. The last push looks intimidating but there are plenty of places to stop and re-assess. Terrific views to the south, 360 degree views once you summit. If you want a slightly longer hike, take either the Monte Rosa/Fairy Spring trail or the Cliff Walk/Bald Rock trail.

hiking
11 months ago

backpacking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

We hiked this on our way up to the summit to kick off our Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway hike. It felt pretty steep in full packs but was actually easier than we expected. We got to the top around 7am (after sunrise but before the usual dayhikers) so we had the pleasure of having the entire mountaintop to ourselves - an extremely rare treat on this usually crowded mountain.

hiking
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Awesome trail, pretty steep at times, great views all around!

hiking
Monday, April 18, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

hiking
Saturday, December 26, 2015