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

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2 days ago

I've climbed this mountain twice with friends and plan to again in the future. It's not too strenuous and there are lovely views not only at the top but on the way up too. I'd say this trail is fun and friendly for all hikers whether you are a beginner or experienced.

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9 days ago

Easy way down the mountain - it was wet in spots which made it harder but not too bad. Great visitor center and overall a nice quick loop hike.

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11 days ago

The hardest section of the trail is below tree line. Once you start getting the views over the trees, the hike becomes easier because you want to get higher and better views. Keep going. The view on the summit is worthy of the effort.

11 days ago

Beautiful hike

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13 days ago

one heck of a hike in the heat, but the view is absolutely worth it. remember to bring lots of water with you.

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14 days ago

5 stars for the view from the top. Much more difficult trail than most reviews would lead you to believe for the distance and elevation gain. We went up White Dot and down White Cross, which I would highly recommend - I wouldn't have wanted to come back down the white dot. Several areas required hand-holds to climb the rock, and coming down, I sat in many places to slide down - too high to step down off many of the rocks. Great hike with fantastic views. My hike tracker recorded a much longer distance because of all the back and forth on the rocks to get the best choice to go up and down, so be prepared for a longer high and bring more water than usual for that distance. Only downside ... VERY VERY crowded. We literally were two of hundreds on those trails that day. If you want a bit of solitude, this is not the hike for you.

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16 days ago

Great hiking! Not very challenging but beautiful! Loved it!

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16 days ago

It was really nice hike, bit hard but worth. It took almost 2 hours to reach summit. We used the same route to get down but recommend to use white cross route. Don't forget to bring lot of water.