Pack Monadnock Mountain, Fitzwilliam
Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
Pack Monadnock or Pack Monadnock Mountain 2290ft, is the highest peak of the Wapack Range of mountains and the highest point in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. The mountain, a monadnock, is located in south-central New Hampshire within the towns of Peterborough and Temple. The 22mi Wapack Trail and a number of shorter trails traverse the mountain. A firetower and ledges on the summit offer long views north to the White Mountains, west to Mount Monadnock, and south into Massachusetts. North Pack Monadnock Mountain is located directly to the north along the Wapack ridgeline; Temple Mountain to the south.Much of the mountain is located within Miller State Park. A seasonal automobile road ascends from the south to a picnic area at the summit. The summit also has a manned air-pollution monitoring station.The east side of the mountain drains into the Souhegan River watershed, thence into the Merrimack River and Atlantic Ocean; the west side drains into the Contoocook River, thence into the Merrimack River.Pack Monadnock Mountain is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Fitzwilliam Edition.
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There are great views on Pack Monadnock as well as bird watching. If you don't have the time to hike up, take the mountain road to the parking lot on top. You can go up the stairs of the lookout tower... read more »
I am in pretty good shape (yoga, walk/cardio every week) and this hike was very challenging. It was steep both up and down. I would advise to wear some strong shoes, bring some snacks and water.
We went up the Wapack Trail and down the Marion Davis Trail. It's a nice hike, mostly moderate with a few steep sections, and only 2.8 miles round trip. It was very icy when we did it, and microspikes... read more »
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