White Cross Trail

HARD 40 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

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2 months ago

Very hard trail with lots of rock scrambling. Enjoyed the view but parts of the trail were too difficult for small children or people carrying packs. Great visitor center at the base. $5 per person to park.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

This trail should be called the RED Cross. Don't take this trail unless you have a LOT of time to pick your way down or are comfortable jumping from boulder to boulder for 4 endless miles. The White Dot is SO much better, both up and down the mountain.

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2 months ago

Definitely the better way to come down if you went up the much steeper White Dot. Although its not as steep as White Dot, there are still a lot of rocks and can be very damp. Overall awesome hike!

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3 months ago

Very well marked good trail to make a decent

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4 months 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.

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5 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.