Trailheads

Park Headquarters
Location: 42°50.697'N 72°5.232'W
116 Poole Road, Jaffrey, NH 03452
Description: By far the most popular trailhead for the mountain and also accommodates the largest number of vehicles. This trailhead is open year round with full time staff in the spring thru fall and part time staff on the weekends in the winter. The $5 park fee is collected at the booth in the road just before the parking lot. Parking is not allowed on the road below the parking lot even when the parking lots are full.

Gilson Pond
Location: 42°51.736'N 72°3.771'W
585 Dublin Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452
Description: This trailhead is just up the Dublin Road from the start of Poole Road and the Park Headquarters and is used for overflow when the Park Headquarters trailhead fills up. This trailhead is open and staffed only in the Spring through Fall and the $5 park fee is collected in a booth on the entrance road.

Halfway House Trail
Location: 42°50.109'N 72°6.84'W
Mountain Road (NH Rt. 124), Jaffrey, NH 03452
Description: This trailhead is probably the second most popular trailhead on the mountain. It is open and staffed full time in the Spring through Fall and the $5 entrance fee is collected at a booth as you enter the trailhead. The parking lot isn't as big as at the park headquarters, but can hold a surpsing number of cars. This trailhead is closed in the winter, but a small portion of the parking lot is usually cleared allowing a few cars to park. The $5 park fee can be left during the winter by putting it in an envelope and leaving it in the "tin ranger" at the booth.

Royce Trail
Location: 42°50.244'N 72°7.512'W
Mountain Road (NH Rt. 124), Jaffrey, NH 03452
Description: This trail can be accessed from a small pull off on the side of Mountain Road 0.6 miles West of the Halfway House Trailhead. While there is a pull off at this trail, parking is not allowed here. If you are using this trailhead, you should either arrange to be dropped off or to park at the Halfway House Trailhead and walk down the road to this trail.

Marlboro Trail
Location: 42°51.567'N 72°8.336'W
Shaker Farm Road South, Marlborough, NH 03455
Description: This trailhead is found beyond the end of the maintained portion of Shaker Farm Road South. The road continuing down to the small parking lot can be bumpy, but is passable. Take care with a lower vehicle though making sure not to hit on the rocks. When the parking lot is full, parking is not allowed on the road, so in busy times you might have to try another trailhead. The $5 park fee can be left in an envelope and deposited in the "tin ranger" near the trailhead map sign. In the winter, the end of the road leading to the parking lot is not plowed. In light snow years you may be able to still drive down with an appropriate vehicle. In heavy snow years, you won't. Make sure to observe any no parking signs in the winter and do not block any of the driveways here.

Dublin Trail
Location: 42°53.128'N 72°7.464'W
Old Troy Road, Dublin, NH 03444
Description: This trailhead was moved in 2007 from just down the road due to logging in the area. The move did work out for the better as this new trailhead has a much bigger parking lot. When the parking lot is full, parking is not allowed on the road though, so in busy times you might have to try another trailhead. The $5 park fee can be left in an envelope and deposited in the "tin ranger" near the trailhead map sign. In the winter, the road continuing to the South is not maintained by the town, but is normally still passable as the residents here will occasionaly plow it. In the spring the road is normally closed due to the amount of mud from the snow melting. If you use this road and get stuck, most local tow truck companies will not come out here due to the chances of them getting stuck as well.

Pumpelly Trail
Location: 42°54.078'N 72°4.502'W
Lake Road, Dublin, NH 03444
Description: By far the smallest of the trailheads for the mountain. Parking is on the side of Lake Road and is limited to only a few cars. When parking here make sure to get as far off the road as you safely can as Lake Road is fairly narrow for passing traffic. Do not park in people's driveways here either. A good idea for this trailhead may be to arrange a ride to drop you off and then pick you back up after your hike.