White Dot Trail to Mount Monadock

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White Dot Trail to Mount Monadock is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Jaffrey, New Hampshire that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1771 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

A very popular steep scramble up a very nice peak in Southern New Hampshire with great views from its bald summit. Mt Monadnock is reputed to be one of the most hiked mountains in the world with over 125,000 people climbing it every year. The trails are very steep in places and rocky. It can easily be done in a half day. Older kids will have a ton of fun rock hopping their way to the summit on the steep trail. This is a very popular climb just north of very populated cities so you probably won't be alone on the trail. $5 parking

1 hour ago

Well kept trail! About an hour and 20 minutes to the summit, and about the same down via White Cross. 3 hours total. Shoes with good treads highly recommended; my sneakers often had difficulty on the smoother rocks. At around 10:00 AM on a Thursday morning, I was the only one on the summit for a short period of time. Pure bliss to sit and enjoy the panoramic views!

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17 hours ago

Exhausted me as a novice hiker, but oh wow, that view! Great hike, between moderate and hard.

3 days ago

Really hard for beginners, still made it through. Amazing view.

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7 days ago

Mt. Monadnock was packed - but it was a pretty Saturday in late July so we weren't surprised. The hike was challenging but well marked, the views from the top were great, but we definitely didn't feel like we were able to disconnect from city life while surrounded by crowds the whole way up and back.

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9 days ago

Our group hiked under the moonlight. Highly recommend it. Good times

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10 days ago

Great views with a moderate hike.

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13 days ago

Incredible hike. WEAR REAL HIKING BOOTS!!!! We saw lots of people not in them and they were slipping and falling it's not safe. Go early to avoid crowds. Incredible views all though out the hike never boring. Lots of good spots to sit with a grain view and rest. Bring lots of water, we brought 2 or 3 of those big liter poland spring bottles and they were empty by the end. Took a number of short breaks but over all not bad. Rocky when you're starting to get up there. Unbelievable able views. Bring a layer for when you are at the top it is cold.

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16 days ago

good challenge, take white cross on the way down

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17 days ago

Very technical advanced trail on the White dot. Recommend taking the white cross trail on the way back down. The difficult hike is well worth it once you reach the peak and get rewarded w/ amazing views!