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Mount Monadnock via White Arrow Trail

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Monadnock State Park

Mount Monadnock via White Arrow Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Jaffrey, New Hampshire that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until November.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 1,627 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Rocky

Scramble

No dogs

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Notice: In response to COVID-19, NH State Parks will be utilizing our online day use reservation system at Monadnock State Park. Visitors must make a reservation prior to arrival at the park and visitors who do not make a reservation, will be turned away. When planning a visit, reservations must be made prior to the arrival and no later than 9am the day of your visit. Please plan ahead in the event the parking areas reach capacity. See the park website for more info: https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/monadnock-state-park

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Avinash Gangaraju
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HikingMuddyRocky

Muddy, Rocky,

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Jay Wiggin
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HikingRockyScramble

Nice trail, alternative to the more busy HQ Trailhead. Old Halfway House trail up to White Arrow. Down we took Smith Summit to Monte Rosa to Fairy Spring and finished walking down the Old Toll Road.

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Cheryl MacElhaney
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Lara Goodman
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Samantha Martinelli
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Hiking

Great hike! We hiked up White Arrow, First half was easy! The second half was shaded and rocky... Plenty of views leading up to the summit! Absolutely beautiful!! Definitely recommend this hike! Be sure to bring plenty of water!!!!

Bill Venne
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HikingRockyScramble

Great trail. I took the path to the left of the carriage road and that kept me shaded for the first half. The second half, while steep in places, offered wonderful views on the way to the summit.

Emily Anderson
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Fran Rautiola
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Hiking

2 laps, first up Toll Rd W Arrow and back down, second back up Toll Rd Side Foot Paradise Valley W Dot to summit and back in reverse

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Maggie Gadbois
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HikingBugs

Amazing trail Perfect for everyone who wants a challenging hike. Great view at the top, worth the climb.

Gareth Fell
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HikingBugsRockyScramble

arrived early. bugs destroyed us . tough scrambling up.the rocks . superb views .

April Duquette
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HikingBugsRockyScramble

This trail was amazing ! It was challenge but multiple ways to approach even one trail. I would recommend bug spray but that should not keep you from this trail it is truly worth the work from the view at the top !

Anthony Troiano
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MoveMonkey User
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MuddyRocky

Definitely an intermediate trail. Beautiful view at the summit, but a bit windy. Very rocky as you progress up the trail. Otherwise a great hike!

Mark Phelps
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Hiking

I thoroughly enjoyed my hike today. It was long and hard but the view at the top was spectacular. Apparently this is the hardest trail to take to the top or at least that’s what I was told on my way up. I don’t know whether that’s true or not. Also when I pulled into the parking lot there was an attendant there and asked if I had reservations. I did not. He said that it was OK for today but in the future I might want to make reservations. I’m not sure if that’s because of parking or because of COVID-19 virus. My guess is parking. So check ahead.

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Shanade Cufe
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HikingRocky

Good trail, was definitely rocky and hard for the second half. Took 4 hours round trip. Plenty of shade and sun, not very buggy.

Daniel Brassloff
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HikingRocky

Great trail. A bit foggy halfway up onward but got nicer as the day went on. The second half of the trail is very rocky so be careful. Beautiful route

Maddie Drake
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Hiking

Argggg I’m kind of a meh on Monadnock. It’s just way too crowded. But great view at the top and great workout.

Brittany Mulvey
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble

Great hike with scenic views the entire way. Only a couple of very steep areas for climbing. Definitely worth the hike!

Mark Castro
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HikingMuddyScrambleSnow

Monadnock packs a punch for a small mountain compared to the Whites. The White Arrow trail displayed it’s punchiness particularity with the wet spring runoff and remaining snow that made the upper rocks a real scramble. A beautiful sunny day really made the sweeping summit view breathtaking.

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