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White Dot Trail

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Length


1.8 Miles 3.0 Kilometers


1,754' 535 m

Ascent

0' 0 m

Descent

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

61%

Max Grade (31°)

3,140' 957 m

High

1,385' 422 m

Low

Shared By Jon Mac

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All Clear 78 days ago
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The most direct route to the summit of Mount Monadnock from the Park Headquarters.

Jon Mac

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Waterfall

The park is open year-round. Visitors should take care to note that if they are hiking after dark or in poor weather conditions they are responsible for their own well being and safety. The rangers at the park expect those venturing out in these kinds of conditions to be experienced and have the proper gear. In the event of a rescue if a party is found at fault they could be fined by NH F&G.

Please note that no camping or overnight use is allowed on the mountain outside of designated campsite

Description

The White Dot Trail is the most traveled path to the summit of Mount Monadnock. As such, it is much wider than your average trail and is a good way for large groups to make their ascent. The first 0.6~ miles of the trail is a rather gradual, wide dirt path and will take hikers to Falcon Spring and the base of the Cascade Link Trail.

From there, the trail becomes much steeper, rockier and can become very technical for the inexperienced. About halfway up the trail, hikers will begin to break the treeline and start getting glimpses of the horizon and the surrounding countryside. At this point, the trail is almost entirely rock slabs and will remain so all the way to the summit.

Upon reaching the summit, visitors are rewarded with a full 360° view of southern New Hampshire. On a clear day, the Boston skyline is visible to the east and on the best days Mount Washington and many of the White Mountains are visible to the far north. Other landmarks visible from the top include: Mount Wachusett, Quabbin Reservoir, Mount Greylock, many of the Green Mountains in Vermont and Mount Ascutney.

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Check-Ins

Aug 8, 2018
Jennifer Cabana
Jul 19, 2018
Michael SJ
Not as easy as this makes it seem 2.1mi
Jun 15, 2018
Liam Gandelsman
Always loved this hike. Good challenge and nice views.
Jun 2, 2018
Venu L
Sep 23, 2017
Lin Brooks
Aug 13, 2017
Steve Knife
Jul 23, 2017
Wang Dong
3 hours up. 2 hours down.
Jul 22, 2017
Elena D'Ivanova

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  4.2 from 14 votes

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  4.2 from 14 votes
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#90

in New Hampshire

#3,789

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