Trail Information

While the majority of hikers stick to one of the five main trails to reach the summit, there are many routes that can be taken to get there. Mt. Monadnock has a total of 38 hiking trails that make up the approximately 35 miles of maintained hiking trails. Many of these trails run in a similar direction as the main trails do while allowing the hiker to get off of the more popular path. These side trails allow the hiker to see different parts of the mountain and different views around the mountain. With some trails connecting the different trailheads, it also allows the hiker to go up and down the mountain on different trails while still being able to get back to their vehicle.

Each trail description has an overall elevation gain from the start of the trail to the end as well as the distance of the trail as determined by a GPS unit. Along with this there is a difficulty rating from 1-5 with 1 being easiest and 5 being the hardest. There is also a popularity rating that shows how many hikers use each trail. This rating is also 1-5 with 1 being the most popular and 5 being the least.

For a description of any trail, click on the corresponding links below, or use the interactive trail map link on the left menu bar

  • Amphitheatre Trail
  • Birchtoft Trail
  • Cart Path
  • Cascade Link
  • Cliff Walk Trail
  • Do Drop Trail
  • Dublin Trail
  • Fairy Spring Trail
  • Great Pasture Trail
  • Harling Trail
  • Hedgehog Trail
  • Hello Rock Trail
  • Hinkley Trail
  • Lost Farm Trail
  • Marian Trail
  • Marlboro Trail
  • Monte Rosa Trail
  • Mossy Brook Trail
  • Noble Trail
  • Old Halfway House Trail
  • Old Ski Path
  • Old Toll Road
  • Parker Trail
  • Point Surprise Trail
  • Pond Loop Trail
  • Pumpelly Trail
  • Ravine Trail
  • Red Spot Trail
  • Royce Trail
  • Sidefoot Trail
  • Smith Bypass Trail
  • Smith Connecting Link
  • Smith Summit Trail
  • Spellman Trail
  • Thoreau Trail
  • White Arrow Trail
  • White Cross Trail
  • White Dot Trail
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