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Welcome to MonadnockTrails.com! This website provides abundant, current and up to date information for hiking "Monadnock Trails" in "New Hampshire". This website covers "Mount Monadnock" trails, maps, vegetation, fauna, history, geology, weather, and includes many pictures that pop! You will find if you are going to do some "New Hampshire Hiking" that "Mt. Monadnock" has some of the best hiking in the eastern U. S. and should be visited more than once. For more information navigate through our website. You could even just browse through the pictures in this site to enjoy "Monadnock Mountain".
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Monadnock is a spectacular isolated mountain which offers commanding expansive views of New England. The vast majority of first time hikers ascend the 2 mile White Dot Trail to the summit. It is a short steep direct trail to the summit. It is even popular with regulars because it a quick good workout. There is, however, much more to see by exploring the 35 miles of current hiking trails on Monadnock described in this website. Mt Monadnock is a mountain to be revisited. All the trails offer different scenery. Explore a mossy low elevation woods walk to warm up before heading up. Right now only a limited mobile site is available. You can see many of the beautiful places I visit on my main site such as the PhotoGallery as well as check out my newly revamped for 2010 Places of Interest page. The 100+ images on this site largely have been shot from 2005-2010 and are what you will see when exploring Mount Monadnock. The Monadnock images are not old shots, and some shots have recently been updated. Click many photos to view full size image. Check out the various pages and pictures. Check out my recent hikes, current weather and trail conditions as well as recent trail changes on the Trail News+Weather page. On this website you will find a new Monadnock 2010 Map reflecting recent changes as well as descriptions of Monadnock's lost trails in the Abandoned Trails Page as well as an old 1936 Monadnock Map. By checking out Monadnock Trails you can get the latest information on ideas to explore Monadnock Mountain in New Hampshire.
About Mount Monadnock
Monadnock at an elevation of 3165 feet is one of the outstanding peaks of the northeast. It is an isolated mountain which offers far reaching views from the Boston skyline to Mt. Greylock, MA up the Green Mountains as far as Mount Killington, VT and as far as Mount Washington, NH 105 air miles away. Monadnock was bared by fires over 200 years ago. The upper 300 to 400 feet of the mountain is exposed bare rock with 5 spruce covered ridges that emanate outward from the mountain with open crags and exposed ledges offering many scenic and spectacular views.
Mount Monadnock became a popular hiking destination in the 19th century. Several hotels provided accommodations for visitors. One was a converted farmhouse; the Ark, on the southeastern side of the mountain is now is a bible conference. The other was the Half-way House (1868-1954) in the Amphitheater on the southern side of the mountain burned in the 50's and now is an empty site. There was Fassetts Mountain House as well pre-dating the Halfway House that provided accomodations for a few. Trails fanned out to all the scenic spots all over Mt Monadnock. From the southeastern side the primary trails evolved from the Mead Brook Trail and Pasture Trail to the now current main trails White Dot and White Cross trails.
With the hotels gone and the clientele changing from regulars spending a summer vacation to throngs of flat landers and group hikes, a lot of the trails have been abandoned by the park but interesting hiking on the mountain can still be explored and enjoyed. The primary tracts of land on Mount Monadnock have been granted for public pleasure. Monadnock is known as one of the most hiked mountains in the world, but there is an opportunity to explore trails away from the crowds. Monadnock Mountain is a hiking enthusiast paradise to explore.
Monadnock State Park day use fee: $4 per person, $2 for children aged 6-12, children 5 and under are free and New Hampshire residents over 65 are also free.
A season pass is available for $60.
Hiking Equipment recommended by Hike Safe:
Clothing to pack:
Sweater or Pile Jacket
Long Pants (wool or synthetic)
Extra Food and Water
Flashlight or Headlamp
First Aid Kit/Repair Kit
Rain/Wind Jacket & Pants
Notice: Pet's are not allowed on the mountain!
No Camping or Fires except at campgrounds!
Mount Monadnock looking west : image
Monadnock Trails website: Author, Creator, and photos by Frederick Pitcher 2010
Use of the information on this site is the sole risk of the user. The author is not responsible for the trails or anyone's ability to follow them. In addition to the trails there are certain places in this website described that are off trail. Anyone exploring Monadnock does so at their own risk.
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