Mount Monadnock is an isolated 3,165-foot mountain and the highest peak within a 30+ mile radius. It is a National Natural Landmark. The state park encompasses Mount Monadnock and thousands of acres of protected highlands that surround the mountain. About six main trails and about 35 total trails covering over 40 miles of steep and rocky terrain lead to the subalpine bald summit with a 360-degree view. It is one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world. It has been featured in the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. The mountain boasts alpine tundra, boreal forest, and eastern-deciduous forest. Be sure to enjoy tasty water from Falcon Spring, located down a smaller footpath on the west side of the White Dot Trail just south of the intersection with the Cascade Link Trail. The park offers 35 campsites for tents and pop-ups and 5 remote campsites. Amenities include bathrooms, a park store, picnic areas, a picnic pavilion, and showers. Note that pets are not allowed in this state park. A small fee applies if parking at one of the main entrances or for camping; check website for current rates and details.
Mount Monadnock & Monadnock State Park
Location: 169 Poole Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452
Category: Birding, Hiking, Outdoor Activities,