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Trail

4.4 mile 7.1 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,669' 509 m
Descent: -1,668' -509 m
High: 3,151' 960 m
Low: 1,512' 461 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)

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Trail shared by Eric Plasse

A popular route to the summit of Mount Monadnock.

Eric Plasse

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Overview

One of the more popular hiking routes to the summit of Mount Monadnock. Though the upper part gets steeper, the views are well worth the effort.

Need to Know

Much of the trail is in the shade, and the rocks/boulders can be slippery. Trekking poles are a big help on this hike. The views from the top are spectacular on a clear day!

Description

This simple to follow route starts at the Old Halfway House parking lot on Route 124 in Jaffrey, NH.

Start your journey using the Old Halfway House Trail just above the gate at the end of the parking lot. The trail ascends a moderate grade up a ridge then levels out for a bit. About 1.2 miles into your hike, you'll reach the junction of the Old Halfway House Trail and White Arrow Trail. A right onto White Arrow Trail will take you to the site of the Halfway House. To continue on the route as mapped, take left onto White Arrow Trail.

The White Arrow Trail has steep and rocky sections but is manageable. However, rocky slabs may be very slippery when wet, so use caution. At approximately 1.7 miles into your hike, you'll pass by the Cross Amphitheater Trail. Stay on the White Arrow Trail as other trails merge onto the path for the final ascent to the summit. Enjoy the great views from the top!

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Apr 5, 2019
Bharat Wellington
Jan 10, 2019
Emma Whittemore
Oct 7, 2018
Johannah Frelier
Fall hike with Sophie, Kristen, Ailie, and Aurora — beautiful foliage and views, but hike was slippery and summit was fogged over
Oct 6, 2018
Amie Cole
Cloudy at the top
Sep 15, 2018
Jay Z
Morning Hike — 4h 00m
Jun 8, 2018
Greg S4911
Wow!
Apr 24, 2018
Katt Schott
4.4mi
Feb 27, 2018
Heer Paddle
Approximate time because phone died

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