Monadnock State Park, Jaffrey
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Between the people in our party, we have been up Monadnock dozens of times--but not in several years. Hiking up Monadnock is well worth it IF you are able. As other reviewers have noted, this is a ste... read more »
lots of rocks to climb up and over- be prepared! overall a great hike and a beautiful mountain... lots of other hikers, especially families... windy at the summit, don't forget a jacket... the view fr... read more »
I hadn't climbed Mt. Monadnock since I was in high school, and now many years later I was in the area for a class reunion, so I came in a day early to climb it again. I climbed the White Arrow Trail, ... read more »
Monadnock is a classic mountain and something fun to do with the kids every year. If you've never been to the top, do so. The reward for a relatively easy climb is comparable to some of the great mountains much further North in New Hampshire. (however, be prepared for large crowds)
Open year round. Great half day climb. Awesome view at the top. There can be a crowed going up at the weekend. Take the white dot trail for more direct route. Bring water and snacks with you. Parking is free but there is a entry fee. Pets are not permitted in the park. Recreationist should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands. Family camping from October 28th through the winter and early Spring is available.
Shane Shucheng Wong
Stayed at Gilson Pond Campground twice over the summer. Beautiful, clean and well-equipped camp site. Some sites have wooden platforms for pitching the tent on even ground, while others allow RV electrical access with and oulet available. Some sites are closer to road and water access, whiel others are more secluded and shaded within tall deciduous tress. Clean facilities, friendly state rangers available from approximately 8am-9pm. Some sites are a little bit too close to other sites, so you may hear your neighbors, although there are designated quiet hours. Great hiking trail to Mt Monadnock from the campsite.
Went here only for the hike up Mt Monadnock. The park seems to have all the amenities you would expect from a state park. It is sufficiently staffed and well maintained. The hike itself is moderate difficultly hike that starts easy and gets difficult in patches all the way to the top. Beautiful views at almost every step once you get above the treeline. If you happen to be here in late July or August expect and savour plenty of wild blueberries that grow everywhere on the top half of the hike.
I've hiked this mountain about 8 times. You can avoid the crowds and do a longer, gradual hike with scenic views by taking the Cascade Link to the Pumpelly Trail. It's one of the most popular hikes in the world so go early or you'll sit in traffic on the main road. $5 is a bargain for 4 or 5 hours on this mountain.
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