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White Dot, Cascade Link, Spellman, Pumpelly, White Arrow, Parker Loop

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Monadnock State Park

White Dot, Cascade Link, Spellman, Pumpelly, White Arrow, Parker Loop is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jaffrey, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 1,771 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

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Walking

Bird watching

Forest

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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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Jill Rosario
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HikingBugsRockyScramble

One star taken away due the black fly season. They were terrible. Other than that, what a workout! I am knocked out. I love climbing. It is going down that kills you. I recommend hiking sticks. Save your knees

Binju S.
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Hiking

Hiking up the mountain through rocky trail was super exciting. Obviously, the trail was tougher but the scenic view from the top was best ever.

Matthew Preste
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HikingFeeRockyScrambleSnow

Great, well marked trail and nice views for a day hike. Some hands and feet scrambling but nothing too intense. Lots of traffic on weekends but not if you start early. $5 fee at trail head.

Kari Wall
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HikingIcyRockyScrambleSnow

Great hike through snow and ice.

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Kelly Packard
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HikingMuddyScramble

This particular combination of trails absolutely needs to be rated as difficult, not moderate, because it includes the Spellman Trail. Spellman is the steepest trail on the mountain (65% grade at points), and could be dangerous alone or in any sort or wet or icy/snowy weather. I enjoy rock scrambles but this was a bit outside of my comfort zone for a solo hike that began before dawn. Other than that, this was an excellent loop and allowed me to avoid the crowds (although starting before 7am on a Sunday helped, too). Like the previous reviewer, I also diverted slightly to hit the summit of Monte Rosa. I descended Monadnock's summit for the White Arrow Trail, then took the Ampitheatre Trail over to the Smith Summit Trail, then Rosa was a quick but steep climb. I then took the Fairy Spring Trail back to White Arrow, then Old Toll Road and eventually picked up Parker for the finally 1.5 miles back to my car. I only saw maybe 12 people on the entire hike, had the whole summit to myself, and really enjoyed this hike so much. I would 100% do it again but would make sure I had a hiking partner for Spellman, or take an alternate trail to the summit. Good amount of mud and running water due to last week's Nor'Easter, and lots of fallen leaves on the lesser trafficked trails.

Cristina Schoeck
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Hiking

Great hike. Well marked trail. We deviated slightly by adding Mount Rosa Summit. It was not as grand as Monadnock but it was nice to go on less traveled trails. From Monadnock Summit we followed Smith Summit Trail to Mount Rosa then followed Mount Rosa Trail back to White Arrow Trail.

Roshan Raj Maka
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Clayton Radison
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Backpacking
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Probably the most crowded trail on mount monadnock. If you don't like the crowds, I suggest finding an alternative way of getting up the mountain.

Liz Sargent
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Doug Masters
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tom aciukewicz
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Brett Miller
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Kelly Miller
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Dustin Carter
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Maitlyn Rodonis
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Lynne Bridge
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Sanford Eisenhandler
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Rob Huckins
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Quoc Anh Nguyen
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Ron Bercovich
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