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Monadnock White Cross/Dot Loop

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 5.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A loop that takes you up and down Mount Monadnock.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.5

KM

Lollipop

3,140' 957 m

High

1,361' 415 m

Low

1,775' 541 m

Up

1,779' 542 m

Down

17%

Avg Grade (9°)

49%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

A loop that takes you up and down Mount Monadnock with a shorter steeper ascent and a more gradual descent.

Need to Know

You currently need to reserve parking space at Monadnock HQ ahead of time to park at the trailhead.

Description

This loop that takes you up a shorter steeper ascent and down a longer more gradual descent. This is a good way to hike the mountain as the steep sections are more fun going up than down. It also gives you more variety than doing the same trail and up and down trail without too much additional distance. The only downside to this trail is that you currently need to reserve parking space at Monadnock HQ ahead of time to park at the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

We saw a lot of caterpillars in summer.

Shared By:

Jackson Myers

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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Looking north at the Pumpelly Ridgeline from the Summit of Mount Monadnock.
Mar 8, 2017 near Dublin, NH
Hiking white dot trail in Mt.Monadnock, NH. Steep and Rocky condition
Oct 13, 2019 near Dublin, NH
Looking east at the Wapack Ridgeline running along the horizon.
Mar 8, 2017 near Dublin, NH
Storm clouds rolling in from the north at Three Quarters Ledge on the White Dot Trail.
Mar 8, 2017 near Dublin, NH
Mt Monadnock Summit, 15 November 2020
Nov 16, 2020 near Dublin, NH
Close to Monadnock summit.
Nov 1, 2020 near Dublin, NH

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Nov 15, 2020
S Zerbe
Mt Monadnock Summit, 15 November 2020 White dot trail main route up and less steeper path down Mixed conditions: sunny, lows 40 base /windy and 30 — 3h 15m