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Mt. Monadnock Summit Out-and-Back

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Trail

4.4 mile 7.1 kilometer out and back
66% Runnable
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 running 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 run. 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 run, 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 run, 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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Land Manager: Monadnock State Park

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Jun 24, 2019
Britney Guedes
4.5mi — 1h 40m

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Looking north at the Pumpelly Ridgeline from the Summit of Mount Monadnock.
Mar 8, 2017 near Dublin, NH
Dublin Trail, Monadnock.
May 28, 2019 near Dublin, NH

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